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Roger Woods Articles as shown in WHM Magazines from November 2017


1914 – 1918 A Time to Reflect

- Part 7 by R. Wood -


The Mapperley Colliery War Memorial

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Column  1 No. 23). Rifleman R/7421 Joseph Fowkes 9th Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps.
Born: 1882 Borrowash, Derbyshire.
Died: 24 August 1916 France. Aged 33. Killed in Action.
No Known Grave.
Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, Picardie, France. Pier & Face 10C, 10D & 11A.
Son of Thomas Wheatley Fowkes and Elizabeth Miller.
Husband of Annie Jane Tudor.
Father of:-

  • Clara Elizabeth Fowkes.
  • Lily May Fowkes.
  • Bertha Fowkes.
  • Florence Mabel Fowkes.
  • Joseph Arthur Fowkes.

Column 1 No. 24). Gunner 63570 Robert Froggatt ‘B’ Battery 94th Royal Field Artillery.
Born: April 1884 Marpool, Derbyshire.
Died: 15 July 1916 France. Aged 32. Killed in Action. No Known Grave.
Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, Picardie, France. Pier & Face 1A & 8A.
Son of Robert Froggatt and Rhoda Hunt.
Husband of Sarah Hemstock.
Father of

  • Ernest Froggatt.
  • Melissa Froggatt.
  • Hilda Froggatt.

Column 1 No. 25). Private 41402  Harry Fowers 2nd/5th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.
Born: 1899 Derby, Derbyshire.
Died: 16 March 1918 France. Aged 19. Killed in Action.
Buried: Mory Abbey Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row H. Grave 5.
Son of Joseph Henry Fowers and Anne Storey.

Column 1 No. 26). Lance Sergeant 17241  John George Green 3rd Battalion Machine Gun Corps.
Born: March 1884 Spondon, Derbyshire.
Died: 05 December 1918. France. Aged 34. Died of Bronchial Pneumonia (Resulting from the effects of a Gas Attack).
Buried: Le Cateau Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot I. Grave 50.
Son of Joseph Green and Lavinia Keaton.
Husband of Teresa Ann “Annie” Eyles.

Column 1 No. 27). Private 19587 Thomas Green  10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters.
Born: 1873 Derby, Derbyshire.
Died: 18 November 1916. Derby Military Hospital. Aged 43.
Buried: Nottingham Road Cemetery, Derby (Grave 20097 C).
Son of James Green and Emily Ellen Coulson.
Husband of Bridget Coyne.
Father of

  • William Green

Column 1 No. 28). Private S/3516 James Hanson ‘A’ Company 8th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders.
Born: 22 January 1897 Derby, Derbyshire.
Died: 25 September 1915 France. Aged 18. Killed in Action. No Known Grave.
Commemorated: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 112 – 115.
Son of James Allen Hanson and Charlotte Gregory Woolley.

Column 1 No. 29). Private 18228 Walter Hall 1st Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment.
Born: 1881 Morley Moor,  Morley, Derbyshire.
Died: 06 October 1917 France. Aged 36. Killed in Action. No Known Grave. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Panel 91.
Son of Joseph Hall (1841-1886) Quarry man, Morley Moor and Mary Wright (1840-1881). Following his Mother and Fathers death, Walter was adopted by Joseph and Phoebe (Noon) Lovett of Horsley Woodhouse.

Column 1 No. 30).  Private 7711 Roland Hazell ‘B’ Company 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters.
Born: 1885 Penn, Buckinghamshire.
Died: 29 April 1915 France. Aged 30. Wounded in Action. Died of Wounds.
Buried: Graveyard of the Convent of Le Bizet, Belgium.
Re-Buried: Strand Military Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot X. Row L.  Grave  6.
Son of John Hazell (Gamekeeper Amersham, Buckinghamshire) and Mary Ann Woodbridge.
Husband of Lily Gomm.
Father of

  • Elgey Hazell.
  • Alfred “Jack” Reginald Hazell.
  • Dorothy Mary Hazell.
  • Lillie Le Bizet Hazell. (Named after Roland’s first burial place).

Column 1 No. 31). Private 22977 William Charles Hazlewood  9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters.
Born: July 1888 Chevely, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire.
Died: 23 November 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey. Aged 27. Killed in Action.
Buried: Hill 10 Cemetery (Sulva). Plot 2.  Row A.  Grave 17.
Son of Henry Hazlewood and Betsy Sargent.
Husband of Selina Page.
Father of

  • Phyllis Agnes Hazlewood.

(This family had the most casualties from the First World War in the area)

Henry and Betsy also lost another son:
Sapper 175602 Henry Hazlewood 174th Tunnelling Company Royal Engineers.
Born: April 1891 Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
Died: 24 August 1918 France. Aged 27. Killed in Action.
Buried: Berles New Military Cemetery Plot V.  Row A.  Grave 5.
Husband of Emily Harlow.
Father of

  • Ernest Henry Hazlewood.

Wife Selina Page lost her Husband, Brother-in-Law and Two Brothers (Joseph and Archie Page).

Private 7507 Joseph Page 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment.
Born: October 1889 Gringley-on-the-Hill, Nottinghamshire.
Died: 14 June 1917 France. Aged 27. Killed in Action. No Known Grave.
Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Nord, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.
Son of William Thomas Page and Amelia Ann Taylor.

Private 43200 Archie Page 7th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.
Born: 1894 Elksley, Retford, Nottinghamshire.
Died: 15 May 1917 France. Aged 23. Killed in Action. No Known Grave.
Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Nord, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.
Son of William Thomas Page and Amelia Ann Taylor.
(Also miner working for the Mapperley Colliery Company, named on the Company Memorial. Column 2 No. 51).

Column 1 No. 32). Private 7982 Harold Horsley Royal Army Medical Corps.
Born: 10 April 1881 Horsley Woodhouse, Derbyshire.
Died: 21 March 1917 (Drowned at Sea, Hospital Ship “Asturias”). Aged 35.
Buried: St. Clement churchyard, Horsley, Derbyshire.
Son of John Horsley and Amy Hawley.
Husband of Alice Harrison Walters.
Father of

  • George Frederick Horsley
  • Amy Horsley
  • Eliza Horsley
  • Jessie Harrison Horsley
  • Harold Horsley.                                                                                             

Column 1 No. 33). Gunner 63882 John Goodwin Hardwick 95th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.
Born: 30 May 1895 Eckington, Derbyshire.
Died: 03 July 1916 France. Aged 21.
Reported as Accidentally Killed.
Buried: Norfolk Cemetery, Becordal-Becourt, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 87.
Son of John Goodwin Hardwick and Mary Ellen “Annie” Jarvis.


1914 – 1918 A Time to Reflect

- Part 8 by R. Wood -

Column 2 No. 34). Private 19728 William Hiorns 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters.
Born: October 1871 West Bromwich, Staffordshire.
Died: 13 February 1916 France. Aged 44. Died of Wounds. No. 8 Station Hospital Wimereaux, France.
Buried: Wimereaux Communal Cemetery, France. Plot I. Row L. Grave 23A.
Son of Joseph Hiorns and Mary Ann Harris.
Husband of Rosetta Agnes Maria Chester.
Father of

  • Ada May Hiorns
  • George William Hiorns
  • Doris Mennella Hiorns
  • Ethel Hiorns
  • Beatrice Annie Hiorns
  • Frank Hiorns
  • Dan Hiorns
  • John Hiorns

Column 2 No. 35). Private 21279 Frederick William Hodgkiss 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters.
Born: 1891 Derby, Derbyshire.
Died: 06 September 1915 (Gallipoli). Aged 24. Killed in Action.
Buried: Azmac Cemetery, Sulva, Turkey. Plot 1.  Row F.  Grave 9.
Son of George Hodgkiss and Elizabeth Cook.

Column  2 No. 36). Private 24023 Harry Kirkham 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters.
Born: October 1884 Calverton, Nottinghamshire.
Died: 26 September 1916 France. Aged 31. Killed in Action. No Known Grave.
Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, Picardie, France. Pier & Face 10C.
Son of James Kirkham and Anne Elizabeth Watson.
Husband of Elizabeth Ann Stirland.
Father of

  • Gladys May Kirkham

Column 2 No. 37). Private 6444 Frederick Thomas Keates 1st Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment.
Born: January 1882 Cheadle Staffordshire.
Died: 30 April 1916  France. Aged 34. Killed in Action.
Buried: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 108.
Son of William Keates and Mary Ann Walker.
Husband of Elizabeth Mary Wright.
Father of

  • Edward Keates
  • Rose Anne Keates
  • Caroline Winifred Keates
  • Frederick Thomas Keates
  • Clara Elizabeth Keates

Column 2 No. 38). Rifleman 57036 Joseph Knight (1st/8th Battalion Prince of Wale Own) West Yorkshire Regiment.
Born: 28 August 1897 Heanor, Derbyshire.
Died: 20 July 1918 France. Aged 20. Killed in Action.
Buried: Marfaux British Cemetery, Marne, France. Plot X. Row J. Grave 2.
Son of Thomas Knight and Harriett Dexter.

Column 2 No. 39). Private 244516 David Males 1st Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Born: 1891 Mapperley, Derbyshire.
Died: 10 December 1918. Derbyshire, England. Aged 27. Died of Influenza and Pneumonia. Died at home: 16 Spencer Street, Smalley Common, Derbyshire.
Buried: All Saints churchyard, Stanley Common, Derbyshire, England.
Son of David Males and Martha Moon.
Husband of Catherine Dean.
Father of

  • Florence May Males
  • Dorothy Males
  • James Cyril Males

Column 2 No. 40). Lance Corporal 16325 Albert Edward Marshall (2nd/5th Battalion Prince of Wales) North Staffordshire Regiment.
Born: January 1897, Little Eaton, Derbyshire.
Died: 17 April 1918. Belgium. Aged 21.
Killed in Action. No Known Grave.
Commemorated: Ploegsteert Memorial, Rue de Messines, Ploegsteert, Belgium.  Panel 8H.
Son of Ernest Marshall and Matilda Brown of Little Eaton.
(Note: 1912-1913 Albert employed by the Mapperley Colliery Company, has the pit horse boy living in the small annexe built on the end of Park Hall Farm, Mapperley, Derbyshire. Working for Horse Carer and farmer Charles Smith (Tenant Farmer).

Column 2 No. 41). Corporal S/13175 Thomas Marshall 3rd Battalion Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consorts Own).
Born: 22 December 1890, Horsley Woodhouse, Derbyshire.
Died: 22 March 1918. France. Aged 27. Killed in Action. No Known Grave.
Commemorated: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
Son of Thomas Marshall and Hannah Bacon.

Column 2 No. 42). Private 70149 George Ridgard Mee 16th Battalion Sherwood Foresters.
Born: 1896 Smalley Common, Derbyshire.
Died: 08 October 1916 France. Aged 20.
Buried: Mill Road Cemetery Thiepval, France Plot XIII Row G. Grave 1.
Father: Alexander James Ridgard (1869-1905). Private 5396 King’s Own Scottish Borders. Died 22 November 1905. Thayetmyo, Myanmar, Burma. (Died of Cholera).
Mother: Clara Mee.
George was baptised 05 December 1899 (Register entry No.70). St Andrew’s Church, Stanley, Derbyshire by Reverend Harry Lownds Day. (Written in the margin of the Baptism Register.
Father of child

  • Alexander Ridgard, fighting in Transvaal. Not Married.
    Grandmother Jane Elizabeth Mee (Harvey) raised her Grandson.

Column 2 No. 43).  Driver 32197 Mark Mee  (96th  Battery) Royal Field Artillery.
Born: December 1879, Smalley, Derbyshire.
Died: 25 April 1915 Belgium. Aged 35. Killed in Action. No Known Grave.
Commemorated: Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 1.
Son of Joseph Mee and Mary Ann Carrington of Smalley.
Husband of Mary Faulkes.


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