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KNIVETON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Micheal Peck and Louis Mills 1019

Kniveton, parish and village in Derbyshire is situated 3 miles North-East of Ashborne,. The memorial is located in the churchyard of St Michael and All Angels, Main Street, Kniveton, Derbyshire. Red granite obelisk standing on decorative pedestal which rests on tapering four sided slab which contains part inscription and names and which stands on chamfered plinth; the whole stands on a three tier, stepped, grey stone, foundation which contains final part of inscription. Thre are eight World War 1 casualties named and none for World War 2; the names have been sorted into alphabetical order here.

St Michael And All Angels Church - WW1 J B E Hale (WMR-14530)

IN MEMORY OF

BAKER Herbert
Private, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment.
Private 8193. 2/8th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 26th September 1917. Son of John and Emily Baker (nee Lownds) of Ivy Cottage, Kniveton. Born 23rd November 1890 Kniveton and enlisted Ashbourne. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 99 to 102.
BAKER William Matthew
Private, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment.
No M B Baker identified, appears incorrect forename initial and should read William Matthew Baker as birth record, Matthew William Baker on other records. Private 43745. 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 27th October 1916. Son of John and Emily Baker (nee Lownds). Husband of Nellie Baker (nee Dunn, now wife of John Brough). Born 1896 Kniveton, enlisted Chesterfield and resident Clay Cross. Commemorated Grove Town Cemetery. II.D.36.
BAXTER E A

Private, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment.
Possibly Ebenezer Albert Baxter. Private 28877. 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 4th July 1916. Son of Albert John and Sarah Baxter (nee Kavanagh). Husband of Emily Ann Baxter (nee Shipton). Born 1876 Burton on Trent, enlisted Buxton and resident Burton on Trent STS. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 10C, 10D and 11A.

Note: no proven Kniveton connection found.

BRADDOCK Charles Thomas
Private, Australian Imperial Force.
Private 2283. 16th Battalion, Australian Infantry. Killed in action Gallipoli 8th August 1915. Aged 32. Son of Charles and Elizabeth Ann Braddock (nee Barnett) of Parwich. Born 1883 Denston STS (as census - Australian Records state Stubwood, Staffordshire) and enlisted 17th May 1915 Western Australia. Railway repairer by trade. Emigrated agedf 28 years. Commemorated Lone Pine Memorial. 52. Australian Roll of Honour Circular.
HAWKESWORTH Ernest Alfred
Lance Corporal, Kings Royal Rifle Corps.
Corporal R/1408. 12th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 16th August 1917. Son of William and Mary Hawkesworth (nee Smith). Born 1894 Kniveton, enlisted Birmingham and resident Bearwood, Birmingham WAR. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 115 to 119.
MELLOR Charles
Lance Corporal, Lancashire Fusiliers.
Corporal 20897. 18th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, formerly 165106, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 15th October 1918. Born Hognaston, Derbyshire, enlisted Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Son of Charles and Sarah Ellen Mellor (nee Twigg). Husband of Emilie Mary Mellor (nee Jones). Born 1890 Stanton (as census) and enlisted Ashbourne. Commemorated Duhallow ADS Cemetery. IV.D.10.
ROOME Arthur
Lance Corporal, Grenadier Guards.
Lance Corporal 20012. 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds 18th January 1916. Born Ashbourne, Derbyshire, enlisted London. Son of William and Mary Ann Roome (nee Fearn). Born 1887 Kniveton and enlisted London (place unspecified). Commemorated Loos Memorial. Addenda Panel 137.
WHEAT David
Private, Royal West Kent Regiment.
Private G/19469. 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, formerly 81964 Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 12th October 1917. Son of John and Emma Wheat (nee Durose). Born 1888 Bramshall STS (SDGW - Broomshall, Staffordshire), enlisted Derby 20th March 1917 Derby and resident Church Farm, Kniveton (as army record). Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 106 to 108.

KILLED IN ACTION
1914 -1919
FOR LIBERTY

Last updated 4 January, 2023

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