Category Archives: Casualties

During November 1918 seven men from the 5th Reserve Battalion died of influenza

Six of the these men had been mobilised and posted to the 5th Reserve Battalion between August and September 1918. They were all admitted to Hospital between the 8th and 13th November 1918.

120935 Pte Joseph Holt aged 31. A coal miner from Kirkby who was mobilised and posted to the 5th Res Battn on the 1st August 1918. He was admitted to Hospital on the 13th November and died at Louth in the VAD Hospital 9 days later. Son of Mary Ann Laban (formerly Holt), of Mount Pleasant Rd., Castle Gresley, Burton-on-Trent, and the late James Alfred Holt. Born at Linton Heath.


120963 Pte John Lowbridge aged 29. A miner from Chesterfield who was mobilised and posted to the 5th Res Battn on the 1st August 1918. He was admitted to Hospital  on the 13th November and died at Louth in the VAD Hospital 3 days later. Son of John and Emma Lowbridge, of Pear Tree Cottage, Bridge St., Pilsley.


121031 Pte Frank Edward Bennett a coal miner from Pleasley Hill. who was mobilised and posted to the 5th Res Battn on the 8th August 1918. He was admitted to Hospital on the 11th November and died at Grimsby Military Hospital 5 days later. 


121038 Pte John Jackson aged 33. A shunter from Kilburn in Derby who was mobilised and posted to the 5th Res Battn on the 8th August 1918. He was admitted to Hospital on the 9th November and died at Grimsby Military Hospital 6 days later. Son of Peter and Mary Jackson, of Repton, Derby, husband of Annie Jackson of Rueson Green, Kilburn, Derby.


121043 Pte William Woolins aged 19. A miner from Codnor who was who was mobilised and posted to the 5th Res Battn on the 9th August 1918. He was admitted to Hospital on the 10th November and died at Grimsby Military Hospital 10 days later. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Woollins, of Church St., Waingroves, Codnor, Derby.


121238 Pte Stephen Parish aged 32. A miner who was mobilised and posted to the 5th Res Battn on the 2nd September 1918. He was admitted to Hospital on the 8th November and died at Louth in the VAD Hospital 7 days later. Husband of Florie Parish, of 17, Hugley Rd., Halesowen, Birmingham.


2/Lt George Rhodely Seneschall aged 24. Son of Mr. R. and Mrs. A. Seneschall, of 43, Salisbury St., Long Eaton.

 

 

 

 

On these days 5th-7th November 1918: three Derbyshire men are the last battle casualties

4486/241535 L/Cpl Edward Caleb Tanner DCM MM killed in action aged 21 and buried in Near West end of PRISCHES COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Son of Arthur and Sarah E. C. Tanner, of King St., Ashbourne, Derbyshire.

2124/240424 Pte Bernard James Bland died of wounds aged 22 and buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN. Son of Frank and Emily Bland, of 48, Storforth Lane Terrace, Hasland, Chesterfield. A Pre-War Territorial who served with A” Company and was wounded on 8.8.15 at Zillebeke.

93877 Pte George Frank Johnson MM died of wounds and buried in PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY

118547 Pte Charles Walker died of wounds aged 24 and buried in PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY. Son of John and Caroline Walker, of Marehay, Ripley, Derby; husband of Martha Ann Walker, of The Green, Heage, Belper, Derby.


Also wounded on this day

3903/241271 Cpl George Robert Mowbray and awarded SWB.

On this day 25th September 1918: fairly quite….

203482 Sergt Christopher Loomes DCM a farm labourer from Old Whittington. Old Contemptible who served with the 2nd Battalion and was then transferred to the 1/5th in 1916. Wounded on the 24th and died the following day. See here

7649/242445 Pte Sydney Ball.  Burton Observer dated 5.10.1918 records that he was hit by a piece of shell in the abdomen and died at 4.40am on the 23rd September. After visiting his brother who had been wounded and was in the Leicester Infirmary he at once enlisted although under Military age

117154 Pte John William Richardson. From Stanton.

96069 Cpl Albert Eugene Lambert from Mansfield.

4365/306418 Pte William Rogers

On this day 23rd September 1918: fairly quite….

203090 Pte John George Thomas Cavanagh and 93800 Pte W Clarke died of wounds

  • 6685/203090 Pte John George Thomas Cavanagh was a French polisher from Kentish Town enlisted in February 1916 and was mobilised and posted to the 5th Reserve Sherwood Foresters in October 1916. He arrived in France in January 1917.
  • 93800 Pte William Clarke aged 19 and from Brewood in Staffordshire. Posted to Sherwood Foresters approximately August 1917.

On this day 21st/22nd September 1918: the 5th Battalion trenches are raided

Enemy attacked 5th Sherwood Foresters. Attack repulsed with very heavy casualties

BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY

92392 Pte Alexander Alcock aged 23. Son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Alcock of Baldovan Gardens, Dundee. Previously served with RASC and transferred to Sherwood Foresters around July 1917.

305663 Pte Tom Edney from Mansfield.

267342 L/Cpl Frederick Hage from Nottingham.

13287 Pte R Smith. Husband of A. M. C. Smith, of 13, Bedford Square, Loughborough, Leicestershire.

35017/203510 Pte Harold Wright aged 21. Son of Dan and Emma Wright, of 22, Clyde St., Wilfold Rd., Nottingham.

19787 Cpl Albert Cook from Chesterfield.

93638 Pte Norman Charnock Kaye from Yeadon in Yorkshire.

2089/200353 Pte William Herbert Reynolds from Long Eaton.

306975 Pte Joseph Richardson from Hull.

202235 Sergt James Taylor from Middlesex.

BRIE BRITISH CEMETERY

200085 Pte A Knowles

VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL

73462 Pte Allan Adams

18184  Pte George Albert Northridge

30664 Pte William Towle