Remembering Private Arthur Hinton, 13547, 2nd Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) who died on 7 February 1918.
One hundred years ago, King George V authorised the creation of a new branch of the British military. It was formed in response to the growing role of airpower in warfare, and created by merging the aviation branches of the Royal Navy and British Army together into a single service, the Royal Air Force. Read more here
During WW1, 2nd Lieutenant Harold Greensmith Jeffery, of Staveley, was one of the R.A.F.’s earliest casualties, He died on 4 July 1918 and his story will be published here, on the centenary of his death, on 4 July 2018.
Local R.A.F.casualties of WW2 include Howard Allport, Dennis Barker, Geoffrey Bradshaw, Gordon Collis, Harold Ellis, Reginald Flood, Kenneth Hunter, Cecil Nicolson, Arthur Parkes, Thomas Rooney, Charles Rudge, Charles Stone, William Thompson, Frederick Thrall, Geoffrey Tonks, Gordon Vardy, Leonard Williams, Alan Fretwell, John Otter, George Duckmanton, Arthur Fogg, John Patterson and Gordon Slack.
If you have any information, or photographs, about any of these men, please contact us so that we can make sure that “Staveley Remembers” them.
Remembering Hollingwood lad, Private Herbert Copley, who died on 13th December
Read his story here
Remembering Sergeant Michael Boyle, 1st Bn., Royal Irish Rifles, who died on 19th November 1917.
From the Derbyshire Times: December 1917
Information has been received by Acting Chief Constable Faulkner, Chesterfield, that ex-Police-constable Michael Boyle has died of wounds. On joining the Derbyshire Constabulary, Boyle, whose home is in Ireland, was stationed at Heanor, and afterwards at Staveley. From the latter place he joined early in 1916 the regiment of Yeomen raised by the Earl of Faversham, and attained the rank of sergeant