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BASLOW AND BUBNELL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Louis Mills 2020
Researched Martin Edwards 2022

The memorial stands in the grounds of St Annes Churchyard, Church Street, Baslow near to the road. It takes the form of a stone, celtic cross, on a two-stepped plinth above a battered pedestal on a three-stepped base with the inscription incised on the pedestal and steps in upright, mainly Roman, capital, lettering. There are 22 names listed for World War 1 and 13 for World War 2.

sp Baslow and Bubnell Barrie Price (WMR-14398)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF BASLOW
AND BUBNELL WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
THE GREAT WARS.
1914 - 1919
1939 - 1945
Their names liveth for evermore

1914-1918

ATKIN Thomas Robert

Private 10382, 1st Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 14 April 1915. Aged 25. Born Handsworth, Sheffield, enlisted Sheffield. Son of Jane Burgess (formerly Atkin), of Church Terrace, Baslow, Bakewell, Derbyshire, and the late Frederick Atkin. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 47.

BATES Robert Bratby
Private 3499, 1/4th Battalion (Territorials), Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Enlisted Bakewell, Derbyshire. Married Fanny Horn in Baslow, St Anne, in 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B.
BRIGHTMORE [Herbert] Edgar
Private 26104, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) formerly 305478, Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action 10 October 1917. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Sheffield, resident Baslow, Sheffield (sic). Son of Herbert Brightmore, of Victoria Cottage, Baslow, Bakewell, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 82 to 85.
BURDEKIN Geoffrey Eric

Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) attached 1st Battalion, Thye Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 26 January 1915. Aged 22. Baptised 27 June 1892 in Sheffield, St Mark, Broomhill. Son of Benjamin Thomas and Emily Jane Burdekin, of Hopefield, Somerton, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Sheffield, Yorkshire, a scholar, son of Benjamin T and Emily Jane Burdekin, resident Main Road, Eyam, Bakewell, Derbyshire. Buried in LIEVIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 2.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, volume 1, page 61:

BURDEKIN, GEOFFREY ERIC, 2nd Lieut., 3rd Battn. Notts and Derby Regt. (Sherwood Foresters), attd. 1st Loyal North Lancashires; yst. s. of Benjamin Thomas Burdekin, of Sheffield and Baslow, co. Derby, Solicitor, by his wife, Emily Jane, dau. of the Rev. Jeremiah Stockdale, Vicar of Baslow; b. Sheffield, 29 March, 1893†; educ. Bramcote, Scarborough, Rugby and Woolwich. He was gazetted to the 2nd Battn. Dorsetshire Regt. 20 Sept. 1911, and served with it in India for two years. In 1913 he resigned his commission owing to ill-health, and was articled to his father as a solicitor. At the outbreak of the European War he applied for a commission, and was given one in the 3rd Reserve Battn. of the Sherwood Foresters, and was afterwards attached to the 1st Loyal North Lancashire Regt. with which he was serving when he was killed in action at Beuvry, 26 Jan. 1915. He was buried at a farm near Beuvry; unm. His Capt. wrote:"The circumstances under which your boy and many other valuable men lost their lives were perhaps the most unfortunate that can be imagined. We were some four miles distant from the firing line at the time. and it was one of three shells that happened to strike us when the battn. orderly room was being held in the morning. Being in temporary command, I was taking orderly room myself and was only some six or seven yards distant from the spot where the shell burst, and how I and the Adjutant, who was standing beside me, escaped I really don't know, for men within a couple of yards of us were killed instantaneously. What I remember was a deafening crash, a blackness, and the noise of broken glass falling. As soon as the air had cleared of debris we saw the fearful havoc that had been caused. You have one great consolation, however. Your son was spared all pain and suffering, for death was absolutely instantaneous; also that he was buried. The inability to bury one's dead owing to their having been killed on the ground between the opposing trenches has, I think, been one of the most horrible features of the war. It is, I think, unnecessary for me to assure you that your son maintained to the end the high traditions of a British officer and gentleman.We were together during the night attack on 31 Dec., and his coolness under a heavy fire was very marked. Although he did not belong to the Loyal North Lancashlres but to his own county regt., yet he always took an interest in his men and was a zealous officer. On the very morning that he was killed, I had picked him out to take command of a company because I had the greatest confidence In him. He was always cheerful, and had endeared himself to us all. We feel the loss greatly."

† All other records give year of birth as 1892.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1915:

BURDEKIN Geoffrey Eric of The Beeches Baslow Derbyshire a second-lieutenant in His Majesty's Notts. and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters) died 26 January 1915 at Beuvry near La Bassée France Administration Derby 7 April to Benjamin Thomas Burdekin solicitor.
Effects £256 14s. 3d

EADES Joseph E
Lance Corporal 21912, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 16 August 1917. Aged 22. Born and resident Baslow, Derbyshire, enlisted Sheffield. Son of John and Kate Eades, Yeld Cottage, Baslow. Derbyshire. Buried in ARTILLERY WOOD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 1.
ZIANI de FERRANTI, MC Basil
Major, 21st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 12 July 1917. Aged 26. Son of Sebastian and Gertrude Ziani de Ferranti, of The Hall, Baslow, Derbyshire. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Hampstone, London, a Student, son of Sebastian and gertrude Ziani de Ferranti, resident Nether Padly, Grindleford, Derbyshire. Gazetted 3 June 1916. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave3.
FROGGATT Arnold
Gunner 167462, 4th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 8 November 1918. Aged 38. Born and resident Baslow, Derbyshire, enlisted Bakewell. Husband of Annie May Froggatt, of New Buildings, Baslow, Bakewell, Derbyshire. Buried in FRETIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave 11.
HEATHCOTE William F
Private 46868, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment posted to Hertfordshire Regiment formerly M/289092, Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action 23 March 1918. Aged 19. Born Leeds, resident Doncaster, enlisted Chiswick, Middlesex. Son of George Henry and Florence Heathcote, of The Institute, Edensor, Bakewell, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commem orated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29.
HODGKINSON John Francis

Captain, 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales' Own). Died of wounds 10 November 1914. Aged 35. Son of John Grundy Hodgkinson, of Baslow, Derbyshire. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 11.

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice: Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1916, volume 1, page 188-189:

CAPTAIN JOHN FRANCIS HODGKIN-SON, 3rd (PRINCE OF WALES'S) DRAGOON GUARDS (SPECIAL RESERVE), was born on the 25th July, 1879, at Baslow, Derbyshire, the son of the late John Grundy Hodgkinson, of Baslow. He was also related to the late Edmund Hodgkinson, J.P., of Baslow, and to Lieutenant S. C. L. Hodgkinson, of the Royal Australian Navy.

He was educated at Mount St. Mary's College, Chesterfield, from 1890-95, earning the admiration and affection of his companions. On leaving school he took to farming, but while so occupied lost no opportunity to educate himself in every way, becoming eventually an accomplished scholar, with a knowledge of the Russian, Spanish, and French languages, and a working knowledge of Kaffir and Hindustani. Nor did he neglect the physical side of life, for he was a keen fisherman, a good game shot, a good bat at cricket, and an excellent polo player. Captain Hodgkinson commenced his military career in the ranks of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion Sherwood Foresters for one year; in March, 1902, he was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in that battalion, and in 1905 Captain. In the following year he was transferred to the 4th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers. He devoted himself seriously to his military duties, and obtained nearly all the special certificates possible, including his qualification for promotion to Captain in the Regular Army; certificates for attendance at the Infantry School at Chelsea (1903) and Dublin (1907), from which he passed first with "special" certificate; the School of Musketry, Hythe (1904 and 1909); Signalling, Aldershot (1905), with Instructor's Certificate; Military Engineering, Chatham (1906); Veterinary School, Aldershot (1908); Equitation, Dublin (1907); and a machine-gun course at Vickers, Sons & Maxim's (1909). He also passed the preliminary examination for Army Interpreter in Russian. He had hoped to serve in the South African War, but was not then thought sufficiently experienced, having only joined the Army in 1901.

In March, 1906, Captain Hodgkinson was transferred, at his own request, to the 4th Royal Dublin Fusiliers (Militia) as a Captain, and did much useful work in the training of men and horses at Woolwich while detached from his regiment. In 1910 he was transferred to the 3rd Dragoon Guards, and served with that regiment in Egypt.

On the outbreak of the war with Germany the regiment was recalled to serve in France, and, after a short period of preparation in England, left for the front. A few days after arrival there Captain Hodgkinson, while in charge of thy• regimental machine guns, was severely wounded in the head by a bullet at Zillebeke, and died at Boulogne on the 10th November, 1914, from the effects.

Captain Hodgkinson was a splendid type of man, standing (6 ft. 4½ in. in height. Once, when on duty as a Guard of Honour, he was specially noticed by King Edward VII. He was modest and rather reserved in manner.

After his death a solemn Requiem Mass was celebrated at the Roman Catholic Chapel at Hassop, which Captain Hodgkinson used to attend when living at Baslow, the Rector of his old college—Mount St. Mary's—being the celebrant.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, volume 1, page 189:

HODGKINSON, JOHN FRANCIS, Capt., 3rd (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards, only s. of John Grundy Hodgkinson, of Rose Hill Farm, Baslow, co. Derby, Farmer, by his wife, Elizabeth Catherine, dau. of Francis Walkcr, of Sheffield; b. 25 July, 1879; (AIM Mount St.. Mary's College, Chesterfield, co. Derby; enlisted in the Bakewell Coy, of the old 2nd V. Battn. Sherwood Foresters, 21 March, 1901, was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 26 March, 1902, and Capt. of D Coy. of the same regt. in May, 1905. With a view to getting into the Regular Army he obtained his transfer to the 4th Battn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 11 Oct. 1906, and on 25 May, 1910, was gazetted Capt. to the 3rd Dragoon Guards. He served with his regt. in Cairo for two years, and on the outbreak of the European War returned with it to England, whence after a month spent on Salisbury Plain he proceeded to the Front at the end of Oct. A few days later he was severely wounded in the head by a bullet whilst in charge of the regimental machine guns at Zillebeke. He was removed to Boulogne, where he died in hospital 10 Nov. 1914, and was buried in Boulogne Cemetery; unm. Capt. Hodgkinson was a keen fisherman, a good shot, a good bat at cricket, and an excellent polo player. He was a man of no small parts, and amongst the list of his varied accomplishments had an excellent knowledge of French, Spanish and Russian; added to which he possessed a working knowledge of the Caffre and Hindustani languages. While at the Infantry School of Instruction, Dublin, 1907, he passed first on the list and was granted a special certificate.

HODGKINSON Samuel Charles Lindsey

Lieutenant, H.M.A.S. "Australia," Royal Australian Navy. Died of illness (intestinal obstruction) 1 August 1915 at Royal Naval Hospital, South Queensferry, near Edinburgh. Aged 28. Born at Baslow, Derbyshire. Son of Edmund and Elizabeth Millicent Hodgkinson (nee Heathcote). Educated Lady Manners School, Bakewell. Buried in HASSOP ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY, Derbyshire. Australian Roll of Honour Circular

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, volume 1, page 189:

HODGKINSON, SAMUEL CHARLES LINDSEY, Lieut., Royal Australian Navy, H.M.A.S. Australia, 3rd s. of the late Edmund Hodgkinson, of Baslow, J.P., by his wife, Elizabeth Millicent, dau. of the late Thomas Heathcote, of Eyam, co. Derby; b. Baslow, co. Derby, 9 Oct. 1886; educ. Lady Manners Grammar School, Bakewell, Derbyshire, and on leaving school was apprenticed to the Merchant Service, and made several voyages to South America and Australia, obtaining his master mariner's certificate, 29 July, 1910. On 25 Aug. 1905, he entered the Royal Naval Reserve as Midshipman, and served in H.M. ships Psyche, Scylla, and Irresistible. and when the Australian Navy was formed was appointed Lieut. 31 May, 1912. He served for some time in H.M.A. ships Protector, Pioneer. and Yarra, and for about 12 months acted as assistant navigation officer at Garden Island, Sydney (H.M.A.S. Penguin). He was appointed to H.M.A.S. Australia, flagship of the Australian squadron, on 1 April, 1914, with seniority, 1 Dee. 1912, and took part in the capture and occupation of the German Islands in the Pacific, by the Australian and New Zealand forces. and died at the Royal Naval Hospital, South Queensferry, 1 Aug. 1915, after undergoing a second operation rendered necessary by internal injuries, sustained while at gun practice in Jan.; unm.

HODGKISS, MM Joseph Arthur
Sergeant 35451, "B" Battery, 94th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 6 October 1917. Aged 23. Born Wigan, enlisted Buxton, Derbyshire. Son of Alfred and Agnes M. J. Hodgkiss, of Hawthorn Dene, Baslow, Bakewell, Derbyshire. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 8.
HOLLIS Ralph W
Corporal 23280, "B" Company, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 27 May 1918. Aged 27. Born Hampton Lucy, Warwickshire, resident Towcester, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of William and Emily Hollis, of Tredington, Shipston-on-Stour, Worcs; husband of Bertha Hollis, of Church Terrace, Baslow, Bakewell, Derbyshire. No known grave, Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.
SHELDON Arthur
Private 82486, "B" Company, 15th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 29 May 1918. Aged 18. Born Baslow, Derbyshire, resident Chesterfield, enlisted Bakewell. Son of James William and Alice Sheldon, of The Green, Baslow, Bakewell, Derbyshire. No known grave, Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.
SHELDON [Thomas] Fredrick
Private M/272136, 402nd Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps attached Canadian Corps. Killed in action 5 November 1917. Aged 36. Born and enlisted Sheffield, resident Southport. Baptised 9 April 1882 in Baslow, Derbyshire. Son of Fredrick and Sara Ann Sheldon; husband of Lilian Sheldon, of 3, Scarisbrick St., Southport. Buried in OXFORD ROAD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row K. Grave 3.
SHELDON Samuel
Private 12/1127, 12th (Service) (Sheffield) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 23. Born Shalesmoor, Sheffield, resident Baslow, Derbyshire, enlisted Sheffield. Son of Roger J. and Mary E. Sheldon, of Bubnell View, Baslow, Bakewell, Derbyshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Sheffield, Yorkshire, son of Roger J and Mary E Sheldon, resident Baslow, Baslow and Bubnell, Bakewell, Derbyshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Sheffied, Yorkshire, a Sailor, son of Roger J (a grocer & baker) and Mary helen Sheldon, resident Grocer, Baslow, Baslow and Bubnell, Derbyshire. No known grave, Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 A and 14 B.
SIDDALL, MM George Edward
Private 58660 "B" Company, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 13 October 1918. Aged 40. Born and enlisted Bakewell, Derbyshire, resident Pilsley, Derbyshire. Son of the late Henry and Charlotte Siddall, of Baslow, Bakewell; husband of Eliza Emily Siddall, of Pilsley, Bakewell, Derbyshire. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave, Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.
STROYAN Hugh Goodwin
Private 28891, 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. formerly 72nd Regiment, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada. Died of wounds in the field, left in a farm, 23 April 1915 [some records state Killed in action]. Aged 18. Born 19 December 1896. Baptised 19 April 1897 in Baslow, Derbyshire, son of Ernest Joseph and Sarah Jessie Stroyan. Son of Ernest Joseph and Jessie Stroyan, of 4312, Dundas St., Vancouver, British Columbia. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Derbyshire, son of Ernest J and Sarah J Stroyan, resident 149, Burton Road, Derby, Derbyshire. Admitted to Old Brampton Board (Later Council) School, Derbyshire, 27 March 1905, son of Ernest Joseph Stoyan, resident Busky Fields, Old Brampton, left to go to Chesterfield, originally at Baslow School. a Carpenter by trade. Attested 23 September 1914 in Valcartier, Quebec, Canada, aged 19 years 2 months, height 5 feet 9½ inches, weight 147 lbs, chest 33-35 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, blonde hair, religious denomination Church of England. Buried in SEAFORTH CEMETERY, CHEDDAR VILLA, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row A. Grave 21. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9390 - 42
THORPE Frank
Private 57302, 16th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers formerly 97164, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 10 August 1918. Aged 18. Born Chapeltown, Yorkshire, resident Bakewell, Derbyshire, enlisted Baslow, Derbyshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Thorpe, of Nether End, Baslow, Derbyshire. No known grave, Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 5 and 6.
TOMLINSON Charles
Lance Corporal 44264, 10th Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died at sea 6 September 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Baslow, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of the late Richard Tomlinson and Catherine Sheldon (his wife), of Baslow, Bakewell, Derbyshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born baslow, Derbyshire, son of Richard and Catherine Tominson resident Rutland Hotel, Baslow, Baslow and Bubnell, Bakewell, Derbyshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Baslow, Derbyshire, son of Catherine Tomlinson (a widow - Hotel proprietress), resident The Rutland Arms Baslow, Baslow and Bubnell, Derbyshire. No known grave, Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1916:

TOMLINSON Charles of the Rutland Arms Baslow Derbyshire a lance-corporal in the 10th Division Signal Company of the Royal Engineers died 6 September 1915 at sea Administration Derby 9 June to Catherine Sheldon (wife of Frederick Sheldon,. Effects £425 0s. 1d.

VICK Frank Hendrick aka Francis
[13109 on CWGC but Medal card and SDGW state 13108] Private (Drummer) 13108, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action at Gallipoli 9 August 1915. Born Heeley, Yorkshire, resident Sheffield, enlisted Derby, Derbyshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Sheffield, Yorkshire, a Joiner, son of Frank and Louisa Vick, resident The Royal Hotel, Baslow, Baslow and Bubnell, Derbyshire. No known grave, Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 151 to 153.
WHITE William
Private 20538, 1st/7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 9 September 1916. Aged 29. Born and resident Baslow, Derbyshire, attested 8 December 1915 at Bakewell, Derbyshire, joined 2 March 1916 aged 28 years 11 months. Baptised 6 March 1887 in Baslow. Son of John and Sarah Lydia White, of Nether End, Baslow, Bakewell, Derbyshire formerly residenr Brookside, Baslow. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Baslow, Derbyshire, son of John and Sarah L White, resident Baslow, Baslow and Bubnell, Bakewell, Derbyshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Baslow, Derbyshire, a Forester, single, son of John and Sarah Lydia White, resident Baslow, Baslow and Bubnell, Derbyshire. Embarked and disembarked Etaples 3 July 1916, attached to 7th Battalion, Sherwoods, 22 July 1916. Before enlistment was employed in Forestry Work. Single, height 5 feet 5½ inches, chest 34½-37½ inches. Buried in BELLACOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, RIVIERE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 4.
WOOTTON John James
Rifleman R/18632, 16th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 20 May 1917. Born Newton Solney, Derby, resident Baslow, Derbyshire, enlisted Burton-On-Trent. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Newton Solney, Derbyshire, son of John and Phoebe Wootton, resident Main Road, Newton Solney, Burton upon Trent, Derbyshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Newton Solney, Derbyshire, an Improver gardener domestic, baording at Gardeners Dwelling, Bladon, Burton on Trent, Newton Solney, Derbyshire. Married Louisa Gertrude Sheldon in Baslow, St Anne, 1916. No known grave, Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
1939-1945
DREW Basil Whitfield
Lieutenant 177796,Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) attached to 12th (Airborne) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 2 April 1945. Aged 24. Born 1 October 1920. Montgomeryshire, resident Derbyshire. Son of Alfred Edward Drew, and of Margaret Nichols Drew, of Deganwy, Caernarvonshire. In the 1921 census he was aged 9 months, born Leighton, Mongomeryshire, son of Alfred Edward (Clerk in Holy Orders) and Margaret Nicholds Drew, resident at The Vicarage, Leighton, Montgomeryshire, Wales. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, a student, resident with his parents at The Vicarage, Baslow, Bakewell R.D., Derbyshire. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 33. Row E. Grave 10.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1945:

DREW Basil Whitfield of Baslow Vicarage Bakewell Derbyshire died 2 April 1945 on war service Probate Liverpool 25 July to Margaret Joy Synge (wife of Michael Henry Randall Synge) and Bernard Compton Carr solicitor. Effects £3428 5s. 2d.

FLETCHER George
Sapper 1920269, 714 General Construction Company, Royal Engineers. Died as a Prisoner of War 31 January 1941, died at Hospital Complimentaire, Clermont Ferrand, Pay de Dome, France. Aged 38. Born 20 November 1902 in Chesterfield. Son of James and Ann Fletcher; husband of Phyllis Edna (nee Noton) Fletcher, of Hanover Buildings, Baslow, Derbyshire, married in July to September Quarter 1931 in Matlock Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Bakewell, Derbyshire. In the 1939 Register he was a General Labourer Light Road Repairer, married to Phyllis E Fletcher, resident Hanover Buildings, Baslow, Bakewell R.D., Derbyshire. Buried in Clermont-Ferrand Cemetery, Pay de Dome, France. Grave lost. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 25.
GILBERT Geoffrey
Telegraphist C/SSX 32419, Dutch Ship Isaac Sweers, Royal Navy. HNLMS Isaac Sweers was one of four Gerard Callenburgh-class destroyer built for the Royal Netherlands Navy during World War II. Died at sea when his ship was hit by two torpedoes from the German submarine 13 November 1942. Aged 22. Born 30 July 1920 in Bakewell, Derbyshire. Son of Charles and Eliza Gilbert; husband of Mary Gilbert, of Carr Vale, Derbyshire. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, a Builder's Labourer, resident with is parents at Alma House, Baslow, Bakewell R.D., Derbyshire. No known grave, Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 59, Column 2.
GREGORY Edmund
Ordinary Telegraphist C/JX 211752, H.M. Submarine Upholder (P37), Royal Navy. Died at sea when the submarine was lost with all hands 18 April 1942. Aged 25. Born 20 July 1916 in Curbar, Derbyshire. Son of William and Sally Gregory. In the 1921 Census he was aged 4, born Curbar, Derbyshire, son of William Gregory, resident Curbar, Derbyshire. No known grave, Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 59, Column 3.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1943:

GREGORY Edmund of 6 Derwent View Baslow Derbyshire died on or since 18 April 1942 on war service Administration Wakefield 29 September to Charles Gregory and David Gregory leading- aircraftmen R.A.F. Effects £396 14s. 6d.

HOBBS Charles Russell
Acting Corporal 4697790, 2nd/4th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in Italy 9 September 1943. Aged 21. Born 31 December 1921 in Nottingham, resident Derbyshire. Son of John Hobbs, and of Bertha Hobbs, of Baslow with Bubnell, Derbyshire. In the 1939 Register he was single, a House Painter & Decorator, living with his parents at Calver Road, Baslow, Bakewell R.D., Derbyshire. Previously wounded in North Africa 8 April 1943. Buried in SALERNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 17.
HOWARD George Allen
Private 5890619, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Missing believed killed in North Africa 29 November 1942. Aged 30. Born 31 August 1912, and resident, Derbyshire. Baptised 22 September 1912 in Baslow, Derbyshire. Son of Mr. F. and Mrs. Margaret Howard; husband of Mary Jane (nee Bradley) Howard, of Morton, Derbyshire, married 1936 in Chesterfield Register Office, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. In the 1921 Census he was aged 8, born Baslow, Derbyshire, resident with his grandparents, Fred and Fanny Howard, at Gorsebank Lane, Baslow, Baslow & Bubnell, Derbyshire. In the 1939 Register he was married, a Kitchen Gardener, resident Alma Cottage School Lane, Baslow, Bakewell R.D., Derbyshire. No known grave, Commemorated on MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL, Tunisia. Face 25.
LANGLEY John Charles Douglas
Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 45429, 12 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Took off from R.A.F. Binbrook on night operations to Duisburg flying in a Vickers Wellington II, serial number Z8420, when his aircraft was shot down by a night fighter crashing at Spierdijk near Hoorn in northern Holland 22 July 1942. Son of John Kidger Batty Langley and Ida Langley, of Baslow, Derbyshire. In the 1921 census he was aged 1, born Dore, Derbyshire, son of John Kidger Batty and Ida Langley, resident The Elders Drury Lane, Dore, Yorkshire (West Riding). He appeared in an article in the Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 25 May 1939, page 5, giving his results for Chartered Surveyor Exam. Buried in BERGEN GENERAL CEMETERY, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. Plot 1. Row B. Coll. grave 12-16.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1943:

LANGLEY John Charles Douglas of Bane11 Cottage Baslow Derbyshire died 22 July 1942 on war service Probate Llandudno 12 November to John Kidger Batty Langley timber merchant.
Effects £1058 0s. 11d.

OLLIVANT Walter
Gunner 1788884, 5 Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died of acute enteritis as a Japanese Prisoner of War 8 June 1943. Aged 39. Born 23 April 1904 in Baslow, Derbyshire, resident Baslow, Derbyshire. Son of Joseph William and Thirza Ollivant, of Baslow, Derbyshire; husband of Edith Ellen Ollivant, of Church Terrace, Baslow. In the 1911 census he was aged 6, born Baslow, Derbyshire, at school, son of Joseph William and Thirza Ollivant, resident Robin Hood, Baslow, Baslow and Bubnell, Derbyshire. (n the 1921 census he was aged 17, born Baslow, Derbyshire, a Coal Getter working for Wm Needham (Farmer), son of Joseph and Thirza Ollivant, resident Robin Hood, Baslow, Baslow & Bubnell, Derbyshire. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 8. Row K. Grave 67.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1945:

OLLIVANT Walter of Church-terrace Baslow near Bakewell Derbyshire died 8 June 1943 on war service Probate Llandudno 22 August to Edith Ellen Ollivant widow.
Effects £830 14s. 2d.

PLOWRIGHT Ronald William
Captain 58656,Queen's Own Yorkshire Dragoons, Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in action in Libya 28 April 1941. Aged 28. Born and resident Derbyshire. Son of Robert and Alice Plowright; husband of Beryl (nee Blaker) Plowright, of Notting Hill, London, married 1938 in Baslow, St. Anne's. In the 1921 census he was aged 8, born Chesterfield, Derbyshire, son of Robert and Alice Plowright, resident Hill Side, Hillside, Walton Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. No known grave, Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 29.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1941:

PLOWRIGHT Ronald William of Overcane House Baslow Derbyshire and of General Headquarters Middle East Egypt died 28 April 1941 on war service Administration (with Will) Llandudno 26 July to Beryl Plowright widow. Effects £2257 0s. 1d.

ROBERTS Douglas Morton
Sergeant 1303240, 2839 Squadron. R.A.F. Regiment, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died of wounds received when a V-2 rocket hit RAF Stapleford Tawney 24 January 1945. Aged 37. Born 5 March 1907. Baptised 29 March 1907 in Ecclesall, All Saints, resident 54 Springfield, Millhouses, Ecclesall. Son of Leslie Morton Roberts and Frances Roberts, of Sheffield; husband of Mary Ellen (nee Maclaurin) Roberts, of Calver, Derbyshire, married in the April to June Quarter 1937 in Baslow, St. Anne's. In the 1911 census he was aged 4, born Sheffield, Yorkshire, son of Leslie and Frances Roberts, resident 10 Hartington Road, Millhouses, Sheffield, Ecclesall, Yorkshire & Yorkshire (West Riding). In the 1921 census he was aged 14, born Sheffield, Yorkshire, son of Frances Roberts, resident 9 Ash Street, Southport, Lancashire. In the 1939 Register he was a Journeyman Painter, married to Mary E Roberts with one daughter, resident Fairbanks, The Ford, Baslow, Bakewell R.D., Derbyshire. Cremated and commemorated in SHEFFIELD CREMATORIUM, Yorkshire. Screen Wall. Panel 3.
ROWARTH Roy
Private 5120315, 7th Battalion, Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action in North West Europe 3 August 1944. Aged 24. Born 23 November 1919. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Rowarth; husband of Jean Rowarth, of Rowsley, Derbyshire. In the 1921 census he was aged 1, born Baslow, Derbyshire, grandson of Henry and Elizabeth Hannah Rowart, resident Lowfield Farm Gratton, Winster, Gratton, Derbyshire. In the 1939 Register he was a Scavenging Lorry Driver Heavy Duties, single, resident with his parents at Ivy Cottage, Baslow, Bakewell R.D., Derbyshire. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XXI. Row B. Grave 6.
TROTT Albert Edward
Lance Corporal 5178703, 1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Wounded and Prisoner of War, died 23 May 1940. Aged 35. Born and resident Bristol. Son of John and Elizabeth Trott; husband of Gladys Trott, of Baslow, Derbyshire. Buried in WEST CAPPEL CHURCHYARD, Nord, France. Row C. Grave 3.
WILSON Anthony Neville
Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 90300, 616 Squaadron, Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force). Killed in action when he flew into the North Sea when descending through cloud between Flamborough Head and Hornsea, Yorkshire, during a convoy patrol 21 February 1940. Aged 33. Son of the Revd. Ernest Clapin Wilson and Gwendolyn Wilson, of Battledown, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. No known grave, Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surret. Panel 5.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1941:

WILSON Antony Neville of Hornby Battledown Cheltenham and care of Westminster Bank Limited Alfreton Derbyshire died 21 February 1940 on war service Probate Nottingham 26 June to Kenneth Barwick Wilson lieutenant-commander RN. Effects £7447 8s. 9d.

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