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Roger Woods Articles as shown in WHM Magazines from November 2017

1914 – 1918 A Time to Reflect

- Part 9 by R. Wood -

The Mapperley Colliery War Memorial

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Column 2 No. 44). Rifleman R/10877 Britus Martin, 7th Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps
Born: 1890, Mapperley, Derbyshire.
Died: 30 July 1915, Belgium. Aged 25.
Killed in Action. No Known Grave.
Commemorated: Menin Gate Memorial, Bay 53, Stone H.H. Ypres, Leper, Belgium.
Son of Henry Martin and Fanny Woolley.
(Brother of Luther Martin (Below). Column 2 No. 45).

Column 2 No. 45). Driver L/8152 Luther Martin, 34th Division Ammunition Column Royal Field Artillery.
Born: 1883 Mapperley, Derbyshire.
Died: 23 March 1917 France. Aged 34. Killed in Action.
Buried: Saint Pol British Cemetery Extension, Saint Pol-Sur-Ternoise, France. Row E. Grave 2.
Son of Henry Martin and Fanny Woolley.
(Brother of Britus Martin (Above). Column 2 No 44).

Column 2 No. 46). Private 17988 Clifford Miller, 11th Battalion Sherwood Foresters.
Born: 1888 Bottesford, Leicestershire.
Died: 01 July 1916. Aged 28. Killed in Action.
No Known Grave.
Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 10C, 10D and 11A. France.
Son of John Miller and Mary Worthington.

Column  2 No. 47). Gunner 12881 Archibald “Archie” Moore, “V” 24 Trench Mortar Battery Royal Field Artillery.
Born: 1894 Langley Mill, Derbyshire.
Died: 27 May 1917 Belgium. Aged 23. Killed in Action.
Buried: Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Leper, Belgium. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 25.
Son of Jabez Moore (Colliery Under Manager, Swanwick Colliery, Alfreton, Derbyshire). Died 22 April 1909 following Colliery accident.
Mother: Dora Alvina Ratcliffe.

Column 2 No. 48). Driver 775750 Percy Moseley, “B” Battery 310th Royal Field Artillery.
Born: 1892 Makeney, Milford, Derbyshire.
Died: Unknown. Aged at Death: Unknown.
Son of Enoch Moseley (1851-1909) and Clara Mansford (1862-1914).
(Note: Presumed dead and named on the Mapperley Colliery Memorial, but survived the war and died March 1940  Belper, Derbyshire. Aged 47 Years.)

Sister of Percy, Mary Moseley also lost her Husband in the Great War:
2nd Corporal WR/256137 Charles Frederick Bloor, 14th Light Railway Operating Company Royal Engineers.
Born: July 1893 Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
Died: 13 August 1918  Poperinghe “Pops” Belgium. Aged 25. Killed in Action.
Buried: Hagle Dump Cemetery, West-Vlaaderen, Belgium. Plot I.  Row AA.  Grave 8.
Son of John Bloor and Agnes Bosworth.

Column 2 No. 49). Lance Sergeant 48703 Wilfred Ira Moss, (7th Battalion Prince of Wales) North Stafford Regiment. (Formerly Sherwood Foresters).
Born: 1895, Smalley, Derbyshire.
Died: 26 August 1918 Tehran, Iran, Mesopotamia. Aged 23. Killed in Action. No Known Grave.
Commemorated: Tehran Memorial, Panel 4.  Column 1.
Son of John Moss and Harriet Butt.

Column 2 No. 50). Private 21957 Henry “Harry” Newton, 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters.
Born: 1897 Smalley Common, Derbyshire.
Died: 09 August 1915. Belgium. Aged 18. Killed in Action. No Known Grave.
Commemorated: Ypres, Menin Gate, Menenstratt, Leper, Belgium.
Panel 39 and 40.
Son of Henry Newton and Eleanor Bliss.

Brother in Law Arthur Attenborough (Column 1. No. 4.) (Married to Elsie May Newton).

Column 2 No. 51). 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, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.
Son of William Thomas Page and Amelia Ann Taylor.

Archie was the brother of Joseph Page, (Private 7507) 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment.
Born: October 1889, Retford, Nottinghamshire,
Died: 14 June 1917. France. Aged 27. Killed in Action, No Known Grave.
Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

Selina Page, sister of the two men was married to William Charles Hazlewood Private 22977 of the 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Column 1. No. 31.)

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