Remembering Sapper Thomas Hopley, WR/505885, Inland Water Transport, Royal Engineers, who died in a London hospital on 1 December 1918.
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
(from Barrow Hill Community Trust) As trustees, we are honoured to be the custodians of Barrow Hill Memorial Hall, the legacy to the communities of Barrow Hill and Hollingwood in memory of those who lived, fought and died in the Great War.
Please join us at the war memorial for a simple Act of Remembrance led by Sergeant Taylor, Coldstream Guards, followed by the laying of wreaths by local community representatives and tokens of respect from other members of the public.
If your group or organisation would like to lay a wreath, or if anyone is willing to help as a steward for the road closure, tidy the memorial garden or make refreshments on the day, please contact us.
An exhibition about local casualties will include displays and artefacts and will be open after the Act of Remembrance and remain open until 3pm.
Remembering Barrow Hill miner, Private Arthur Simpson 43877, 4th Bn., Worcestershire Regiment who died of wounds on 20th October 1918, aged 22.