Remembering Private John Henry Plant, RAMC attd 1st Bn., Royal Scots Fusiliers, who died on 27th March 1916.
John’s name was omitted from the Parish Memorial, despite his father having subscribed to the fund, because he had married and moved to Shuttlewood. The rules were that a man must still be living in Staveley when he enlisted for his name to be added.
Remembering Rifleman Horace Wetton, 10th Bn., King’s Royal Rifle Corps who died on 13th March 1916.
He is buried at the Essex Farm Cemetery where Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae of the Canadian Army Medical Corps wrote the poem ‘ In Flanders Fields’ in May 1915.
Remembering Wilfred Wilkins and Thomas Childs, 10th Bn, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), who both died on 3rd March 1916 at Ypres.