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Roger Woods Articles as shown in WHM Magazines from November 2017

1914 – 1918 A Time to Reflect

The Mapperley Colliery War Memorial

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Over 200 employees from the Mapperley Colliery Company enlisted to fight in the First World War. Of these 66 paid the ultimate sacrifice. Their names appear on the Company War Memorial. Over the years several unsuccessful attempts have been made to list the full details of each man. On this 100th Anniversary year this has been rectified and all the names will be published over the coming months.
The names of the Fallen named on the Mapperley Colliery War Memorial:

Column 1 No 1). Private 18764 James Adcock ‘B’ Company 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters.
Born: 1896 Ilkeston.
Died: 12 April 1917 France. Aged 21.
Son of James Adcock and Annie Ancliffe.
Killed in Action. No Known Grave. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier & Face 10C, 10D and 11A.
Column 1 No 2). Private 19240 Alfred Antcliffe 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters.
Born: 1896 Heanor.
Died: 26 September 1916 France. Aged 20.
Buried: Regina Trench Cemetery. Plot IX.  Row F.  Grave 18.
Son of William Antcliffe and Emma Garratt.

Column 1 No. 3). Private 203393 George Imisson Athorn 10th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.
Born: 1889 Leicester.
Died: 28 April 1917 France. Aged 27.
Buried: Roeux British Cemetery France. Plot C. Grave 67.
Son of John Samuel Athorn and Ellen Imisson.
Husband of Gertrude Mary Hewitt.
Father of

  • John Maurice Athorn
  • Eric Thomas Athorn

Column 1 No. 4). Rifleman R/11129 Arthur Attenborough 1st Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps.
Born: 1889 Riddings, Derbyshire.
Died: 17 September 1916. France. Aged 27.
Buried: Hebuterne Military Cemetery France. Plot IV. Roe N. Grave 7.
Cousin of Thomas Attenborough Column 1 No 6.
Son of Margaret Ellen Attenborough.
Husband of Elsie May Newton (Sister to Henry “Harry” Newton Private 21957 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters. Column 2 No. 50).
Father of

  • Arthur Habib Attenborough

Column 1 No. 5). Private 52391 Frederick Hayward Attenborough 7th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.
Born: 1896 Smalley Common.
Died: 19 September France. Aged 22.
Killed in Action. No Known Grave. Commemorated Vis-En-Artois Memorial, France. Panel 4.
Son of William James Attenborough and Rose Alice Hayward.
Husband of Gertrude Corey.

Column 1 No. 6). Sergeant 201586 Thomas Attenborough 1st/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters.
Born: 1897 Stanley Common.
Died: 17 June 1917 France. Aged 20.
Buried: Marco British Cemetery France. Plot II.  Row C.  Grave 6.
Cousin of Arthur Attenborough Column 1 No. 4.
Son of Isaac Attenborough and Martha Ann Cresswell.

Column 1 No.7). Private 16767 James Aram 2nd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.
Born: 1887 Ilkeston.
Died: 26 May 1915 France. Aged 25.
Killed in Action. No Known Grave. Commemorated Menin Gate.
Brother of  Gunner 60014 Albert Aram Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed 16th June 1919.
Son of James Aram and Mary Lingard. (of Ilkeston).

Column 1 No. 8). Major (Temporary Lieutenant Colonel) Duncan Hamilton Blunt (D.S.O.)  1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment.
Born: 01 May 1878 Leicester.
Died: 03 October 1917 France. Aged 39.
Killed In Action. No Known Grave. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 38.
Son of George Henry Blunt (Solicitor & Director of the Mapperley Colliery Company) and Isabella Baird.

Column 1 No 9). Private 17126 Albert Chapman (7th Battalion Prince of Wales) North Staffordshire Regiment.
Born: 1896 Ilkeston.
Died: 29 April 1916. Basra Iraq. Aged 20.
Killed in Action. No Known Grave. Commemorated Basra, Iraq Memorial. Panel 34.
Son of George Chapman and Mary Alice Hardy.

Column 1 No 10). Lieutenant Montmorency Beaumont Beaumont-Checkland 7th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry.   (B.A. Barrister at Law).
Born: 1884 Hove, Sussex.
Died: 17 August 1917. Belgium.
Killed In Action. Battle of Langemarck, Ypres, Belgium. Aged 33.
Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 3.
Son of William and Amy Holford de Beaumont Beaumont-Checkland.
Grandson of the Comte de Beaumont.
Brother of Colonel Henry Beaumont Checkland 1/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters M.C.  J.P. Managing Director of the Mapperley Colliery Company. Living at North End Cottage, Park Hall Lane, West Hallam.    

Column 1 No 11). Lance Corporal 11948 George James Clare Royal Irish Regiment.
Born: 1882 Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire.
Died: 08 March 1919 (Military Hospital, Derby).
Buried: All Saints Churchyard, Stanley Common. Aged 36.
Son of George James Clare and Eliza Alice Cope.
Husband of Ethel Emily Smith.
Father of

  • Alfred George Clare
  • William Thomas Clare
  • Albert Henry Clare
  • Rose Elizabeth Clare
  • Ida Clare

Column 1 No 12). Gunner 821742 Arthur Clarke “D” Battery 116th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.  M.M.
Born: 1898 Horsley Woodhouse.
Died: 29 October 1918 Salonica. Aged 20. Killed in Action.
Buried Kirechkoi Hortakoi Military Cemetery Greece. Plot IX Grave 371.
Son of Jabez Clarke and Harriett Harrison.
Column 1 No 13). Private 22226 Daniel Clarke 12th Battalion Sherwood Foresters.
Born: 30 July 1896 Duffield.
Died: 28 May 1918 France. Aged 21. Killed in Action.
Buried: Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension France. Plot II.  Row G.  Grave 3.
Son of Daniel “Dan” Samuel Clarke and Sarah Rainsford.

Column 1 No. 14). Private 43423 William Cope 15th Battalion Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Formerly R.F.A. and Scots Rifles.
Born: 1871 Ilkeston.
Died: 26 August 1917 France. Aged 46. Killed in Action.
Buried: Tincourt New British Cemetery Somme France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 4.
Son of Willoughby Cope and Emma Stokes.
Husband of Sarah Jane Reeve. (Re-married John Smith).

Column 1 No. 15). Sapper 112826 Sidney Daniels 172nd Tunnelling Company Royal Engineers.
Born: 05 September 1886 Horsley Woodhouse.
Died: 16 October 1915. France. Aged 29. Killed in Action.
No Known Grave. Commemorated Loos Memorial France. Panel 4B.
Son of James Daniels and Elizabeth Seal.
Husband of Miriam Oldknow.
Father of

  • Henry Daniels

Column 1 No. 16). Private 120627 Thomas Isaac Davis 4th Battalion Sherwood Foresters.
Born: 1894 Stanley Brickyard, Sough Lane, Stanley.
Died: 23 October 1918. Derby Military Hospital (After being transferred from Walker Gate Military Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Aged 24.
Buried: St Andrew’s Church, Stanley.
Son of Matthew William Davis and Leacher Martin. (Two Sons died in the War).

His younger brother Arnold Davis was also killed in the First World War:

Private 491444 Arnold Davis 7th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment.
Born: 1899 Stanley Brickyard, Sough Lane, Stanley.
Died: 11 September 1918 France. Aged 19.
Killed in Action. No Known Grave.
Commemorated: Vis-en-Artols Memorial France. Panel 5.

Column 1 No. 17). Private 585593 Frank Dawes Eastern Counties Labour Corps (Formerly 9120 King’s Royal Rifle Corps).
Born: 1882 Morley.
Died: 06 August 1918 Ilkeston. Aged 36.
Buried: Ilkeston Park Cemetery, Ilkeston, Derbyshire.
Son of Charles Daws and Julia Dolman.
Husband of Sarah Ann Jones.
Father of

  • John Frank Mansfield Dawes.

Column 1 No.18). Private 3904 Charles Eccleshare 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters.
Born: 1895 Derby.
Died: 15 September 1916 France. Aged 21.
Killed in Action. No Known Grave. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Face 10C.
Son of George Eccleshare and Mary Ann Gregory.

Column 1 No. 19).  Private 9316 Richard Elliott 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards.
Born: 1882 Bulwell, Nottinghamshire.
Died: 04 September 1914 Villers-Cotterets France. Aged 32.
Killed In Action. Buried Guards Cemetery, Villers-Cotterets, France.
Son of John Elliott and Elizabeth Winter.
Husband of Lily Brown.

Column 1 No 20). Private 12799 William Lewis Evans 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters.
Born: 1895 Bootle, Liverpool, Lancashire.
Died: 09 August 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey. Aged 20.
Killed in Action. No Known Grave. Commemorated Helles Memorial Turkey. Panels 150-152.
Son of William Henry Evans and Margaret Lewis

Column 1 No 21). Company Quartermaster Sergeant 18444 Edward Fake 7th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment.
Born: 1887 Coxbench.
Died: 05 November 1918 France. Aged 31.
Killed In Action. Buried Sebourg British Cemetery France. Grave B16.
Son of John Fake and Alice Seal of Horsley.

Column 1 No 22). Guardsman 20155 Arthur Fletcher 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards.
Born: 1894 Chaddesden.
Died: 14 September 1916. Aged 22.
Killed in Action. No Known Grave. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 8 D.
Son of William Fletcher and Mary Ann Durow (Mapperley).

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