Remembering Lance Corporal Wilfred W Cropper, 23170, 5th Bn., Grenadier Guards, who died on 21 December 1919. He is buried in Brimington Cemetery
Remembering Private James Clarke, 40061, 3rd Bn., King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry who died on 11 December 1919, aged 47. He is buried in Staveley cemetery.
Remembering railwayman, Corporal William Lynn, WR/268351, 33rd Light Rly. Operating Coy., Royal Engineers who died on 11 June 1919, aged 31.
Remembering Private William Haycox, 10090, Depot., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) who died on 26 November 1918. He had been a prisoner of war for four years and had returned to England on 2 October.
and remembering miner Driver William Lewis, 284166, “B” Bty. 5th Reserve Bde., Royal Field Artillery who died on 28 November 1918, aged 28, another casualty of the 1918 influenza pandemic. Read his story here
Both men are buried in Staveley cemetery.
Remembering Private Albert Cartledge Fowkes 335368, 8th Bn., Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) who died on 6th November 1918, age 29.
Albert was born at “Staveley Works Yard.” He served in Scotland and died during the influenza pandemic of 1918.
Joseph was wounded at the Battle of Polygon Wood in September 1917 and suffered aeroplane bomb wounds and multiple fractures. 2 months after his medical discharge in 1918, Joseph died of influenza.
Joseph did not qualify for a Commonwealth War Grave as he was no longer a serving soldier and his death could not be attributed to his military service. He is buried in an unmarked plot in the Roman Catholic section of Staveley Cemetery. Read his story here
and remembering miner Private Ernest Parry, 5659, 2nd Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) who died of wounds on 4th November 1918, aged 20. Ernest had served just 20 days on the front when he received a gunshot wound to his back. Read his story here