Lieutenant. 'D' Company, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire
and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 12th May 1917. Son of
Joseph Henry and Annie Baker (nee Stevenson) of Sandiacre. Born
1889 Nottingham NTT. Commemorated Etaples Military Cemetery. XVII.A.17.
Cross. Lieutenant. 18th Battalion, Kings (Liverpool) Regiment.
Killed in action 8th November 1918. Son of Harry Edgar and Leila
Maria Baker (nee Flick) of Sandiacre. Born 1891 Nottingham NTT.
Commemorated Doulers Communal Cemetery Extension. II.C.1.
52156. 93 Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds
16th April 1918. Son of William Henry and Mary Bosworth (nee Smith)
of Risley. Born 1897 Melbourne and enlisted Ilkeston. Commemorated
Etaples Military Cemetery. XXIX.D.1.
1st Class K/32366, Royal Navy. HMS Begonia (Sloop, lost unknown
cause). Killed in action 6th October 1917. Son of George and Caroline
Figg (nee Messingham) of Risley. Born 10th April 1889 Mapperley
(as naval record) and enlisted 25th April 1916. Commemorated Portsmouth
Naval Memorial. 26.
107945. 156th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of
wounds 46 Casualty Clearing Station 30th December 1917. Son of
Ellis and Hannah Hitchcock (nee Conway) of Lodge Farm, Risley
(as 1911). Born 1894 Hopwell, enlisted Ilkeston and resident Hopwell.
Commemorated Mendinghem Military Cemetery. VI.BB.56.
Cross. Major. 7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire
and Derbyshire Regiment), attached Tank Corps. Died pneumonia
home 28th October 1918. Son of Terah and Mary Elizabeth Hooley
(nee Swaffield) of Risley Lodge. Husband of Emily Dorothy Hooley
(nee Thirlby). Born 8th June 1892 Risley. Commemorated Risley
(All Saints) Churchyard.
152nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 21st March
1918. Son of John and Ada Johnstone (nee Archer) of Fairmead,
Risley. Born 1890 Nottingham NTT. Commemorated Wancourt British
Cemetery. VIII.A.5 (also commemorated headstone of brother William
McCall Johnstone. Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension. I.H.9).
Lieutenant. 152nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action
13th February 1916. Son of John and Ada Johnstone (nee Archer)
of Fairmead, Risley. Born 1892 Nottingham NTT. Commemorated Erquinghem-Lys
Churchyard Extension. I.H.9.
424440. 28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Son of John and Ada
Johnstone (nee Archer) of Fairmead, Risley. Born 28th April 1888
Nottingham NTT, enlisted 18th December 1914 Minnedosa, Canada,
wounded chest by sniper and, as result, discharged 10th April
1919 Winnipeg, Canada. Died May 1922 (as headstone) Derbyshire.
Burial unverified but commemorated (headstone of brother William
McCall Johnstone) Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension. I.H.9.
71572. C Battery, 71st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed
in action 19th August 1917. Son of Alfred and Mary Ellen Last
(nee Jackson). Born 1895 Breaston and enlists 6th January 1915
Derby. Commemorated Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No: 3. I.D.12.
Staff Sergeant 58057. 2 Depot, Royal Garrison Artillery formerly
23rd Heavy Battery. Died of wounds Eggington Hall Hospital 18th
July 1916. Son of John William and Mary Elizabeth Pacey (nee Adamson).
Born 1890 Newcastle NBL, enlisted Woolwich KEN and resident Sandiacre
(as probate). Commemorated Risley (All Saints) Churchyard.
Medal. Sergeant 21507. 26th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died
of wounds 22 Casualty Clearing Station 2nd October 1918. Son of
John and Eliza Prince (nee Beswick) of Keys Farm, Hopwell. Born
30th March 1891 Gateham Grange, Leek STS (as Canadian army record.
Gateham Grange actually in Derbyshire) and enlisted 23rd September
1914 Canada. Commemorated Bucquoy Road Cemetery. IV.C.40.
R/6941. 9th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action
15th September 1916. Son on of Joseph and Sarah Jane Stafford
(believed nee Wilson but unverified) of Brook House, Risley. Born
1889 Risley, enlists 10th November 1914 Nottingham NTT and resident
Risley. Commemorated Guards Cemetery. VII.O.1.
23413. 20th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died of wounds 4th
August 1917. Son of George and Ann Tivey (nee Dallman). Born 1896
Melbourne, enlisted Ilkeston (attested 8th December 1915, mobilized
26th May 1916) and resident Risley. Commemorated Godewaersvelde
British Cemetery. I.C.7.
MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY MANY FRIENDS
IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE
1512375. 230 Battery, 74 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery.
Died 11th December 1941. Believed (unverified) son of Joseph and
Margaret Stevenson (nee Hoe). Born 1919 Derbyshire and resident
Derbyshire (as Army Roll of Honour). Commemorated Port Said War
Memorial Cemetery. V.C.4.
(Air Gunner) 1817320, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 12 Squadron.
Killed in action 4th March 1945 (crewing Avro Lancaster PB476
PH-Y on night training flight, shot down by German intruder night
fighter). Son of Arthur and Beatrice Walker (nee Hall) of Risley.
Born 1925. Commemorated Alford Cemetery. U.51.
Seaman C/JX318817, Royal Navy. HMS Curacoa (Anti-Aircraft Cruiser,
sunk when accidentally rammed by RMS Queen Mary). Killed in action
2nd October 1942. Son of John H and Anne Wood (nee Brown) of Risley.
Born 1st December 1923 Dale Abbey, Derbyshire. Commemorated Chatham
Naval Memorial. 58.2.
(Air Gunner) 1162294, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 12 Squadron.
Killed in action 7th September 1942 (crewing Vickers Wellington
Z8527 PH-C on night operation to Duisburg, lost for unknown reason).
Son of Ernest Hepworth and Maria Wheatcroft (nee Pawley). Born
1911 Nottinghamshire. Commemorated Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.