Remembering Private Frank Fareham, 1/5th Bn., Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) who died on 03 April 1918
Remembering Second Lieutenant Isaac T V Norman, 121st Field Coy., Royal Engineers, who died of wounds on 28 March 1918, aged 27
Remembering Hollingwood lad, Private Harry Humphreys, 26th Bn., Royal Fusiliers who died of wounds, aged 21, 100 years ago today. Read his story here
and remembering Mastin Moor soldier, Private Bert Mason , 8th Bn., Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) who also died on 25 March 1918
Remembering Lance Corporal Wilfred Bennett, 58th Bn., Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) who was killed in action on 22nd March 1918, age 21. Read his story here
and remembering Private Herbert Hayden, 7th Bn., Leicestershire Regiment who died on 22 March 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.