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 James Hunt 29617, 16th Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) who died on 16 April 1918.
Also remembering Private Joseph Salt, 30572, 1st Bn., East Yorkshire Regiment who was killed in action on the same day.
Read about Joseph Salt here
Remembering Staveley miner Private John T Johnson, 4th., Lincolnshire Regiment
who died on 15 April 1918
Private Johnson joined the Sherwood Foresters in 1917 and was afterwards transferred to the Lincolns.
Wishing all of our veterans, military service men and women, and their families, a very merry Christmas. Our thoughts are especially with those currently serving our Country and away from their families. Be safe and thank you for all that you do.
Remembering Gunner Fred Humphreys of the Royal Field Artillery who died on 15th August 1917.
A Barrow Hill lad, Fred was employed on the Devonshire Works before the war.
Read his story here Fred Humphreys
Remembering Private Charles E Bowler of Inkersall who died on 9th August 1917.
Private Bowler was attached to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers at the time of his death.
Remembering Private Joseph Shooter, 10th Bn., Sherwood Foresters who died on 26 May 1917. Joseph worked at Markham Colliery before the war and left a widow and child. His brother, Aaron, has been killed in 1916.
and remembering Lance Corporal Harry Newman, 1/8th Bn., Sherwood Foresters of Woodthorpe who died on 28 May 1917. He is buried in the Loos British Cemetery.
Remembering Corporal William Cox, 85th Coy., Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) who died on 23 May 1917.
Read his story here
Remembering Lance Corporal William Johnson
11th Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) who died on 14 May 1917
William worked at Ireland Colliery before the war.
This poem has been written by 80 year old Malcom Taylor, of Inkersall.
They Know Not
Those who send the troops to war
Have never heard the cannons roar
They know not of the toil and strife
The taking of anothers life
Or of a family’s grief and pain
As coffins come from off the plane
If they themselves were sent to war
Then war itself would be no more.