“C” Ashbourne and Buxton Company

C Company 1911


Left “C” Company; the Buxton Half Company 1914-15Buxton Territorials Feb 1915B Company Role 1914

Left “C” Company Role (courtesy of David Wilkins)

Buxton Half Company

This Role of Left “C” Company lists the names and addresses of 52 NCOs and Privates who lived in Buxton, Harpur Hill, Fairfield and Chelmorton.

From these 52 Pre-War Territorials, 29 men embarked with the 46th Division in February 1915 and 5 were killed in action during the Great War.


WL JacksonCol.-Sergt.-Instr. William Lewis Jackson, Watts Russlers Arms, Hope Dale.

167 Colour Sergeant Frank Brindley, 3 Grange Road, Buxton. Commissioned.

170 Sgt Sampson Bennett, Handycroft Farm, Buxton. France 28.6.15; Disemb 23.2.19*.

172 Sgt James Mellor, 12 Bentley Cottage, Harpur Hill. France 28.2.15; Disemb 17.1.19.

265 Cpl John William Mycock, 6 Bentley Cottage, Harpur Hill. France 28.2.15; Disemb 17.1.19*.

1327 Cpl Walter Holmes, 19 Byron Street, Buxton. France 28.2.15; “G” Res 5.6.19 (RFC).

421 Cpl Thomas Henry Grant, 4 Torr Street, Buxton. France 28.2.15; Later 124837.

178 L/Cpl Henry Parker, 1 Harpur Hill, Buxton. Disc 20.4.16*.

2028 L/Cpl Robert Sherwin, 83 Mansfield Road, Fairfield. France 28.2.15; Later 124837 (RE)*.

2172 Pte Charles Allerton, 4 New Market Street, Buxton. Later 331153 Notts & Derby.

2098 Pte. Ernest Askey, Burlow Farm, Harpur Hill. France 28.2.15; Disemb 2.3.19.

1328 Pte Harry Wilfred Bagshaw, 1 Harwick Street, Buxton. France 28.2.15.

2140 Pte. Robert Ball, 11 Binch Road, Fairfield. France 28.2.15; k/a 6.6.15*.

1975 Pte. Joseph Bower, Longdon Square, Spring Gardens, Buxton. Disc 29.10.15*.

1197 Pte Walter Bramwell, 8 Dale View, Buxton. No record.

2107 Pte Ellis Bramwell, 53 Burlow Cottage, Harpur Hill. France 28.2.15; Disemb 23.1.19*.

1946 Pte Charles Burgess, Donisthorpe, Leicester. 2/6th Battn; Disemb 27.9.18*.

1957 Pte William Carr, 38 Bennett Street, Buxton. Disc 1914.

2011 Pte William Clowes, 19 New High Street, Fairfield. France 28.2.15; Disemb 21.2.19*.

1375 Pte Arthur Cox, 8 Hogshaw Villas, Buxton. No record.

1949 Pte B Cox, 8 Hogshaw Villas, Buxton. No record.

1523 Pte EJ Doves, 21 Peel Grove, Longsight, Manchester.

2099 Pte Stanley Drabble, 1 Bentley Cottage, Harpur Hill. Disc 26.8.14.

2141 Pte Sid Drabble, 1 Bentley Cottage, Harpur Hill. France 28.2.15; Disemb 26.3.19.

1485 Pte Benjamin Eyre, 77 Bennet Street, Buxton. Disc 10.11.14*.

1980 Pte Thomas Eyre, 2 Barsons Yard, Buxton. France 28.2.15; Disc 29.12.15 (wounds).

2044 Pte Peter Gould, Chelmorton. Disc 19.9.14*.

1958 Pte John Gregory, 56 Bennet Street, Buxton. Disc 4.2.15 (sickness)*.

2142 Pte Frank Hallam, 12 Mansfield Road, Fairfield. France 28.2.15; k/a 22.7.15*.

2104 Pte James Hallam, 49 Burton Cottage, Harpur Hill. Disc 22.9.14*.

1199 Pte George Hand, Hyde House, Torr Street, Buxton. France 28.2.15; Disc 5.10.15 (T of E).

1959 Pte Frederick Hutton, 38 ??? Buxton. France 28.2.15; Z Res 15.4.19.

1945 Pte Harold Arthur Lofthouse, 30 Cliff Road, Fairfield. Disc 20.5.15*.

1370 Pte Sydney Lunt, 64 Cliff Road, Fairfield. France 28.2.15; Disemb 7.4.19*.

2100 Pte George Mannifold, 4 Bentley Cottages, Harpur Hill. France 28.2.15; Disemb 15.3.19.

1287 Pte George William Mycock, 4 Dale Road Buxton. France 28.2.15; k/a 3.10.18*.

1932 Pte Herbert Mycock, Chelmorton. Disc 5.10.14*.

2111 Pte George W Nadin, 12 Bentley Cottages, Harpur Hill. France 28.2.15; Disemb 20.2.19*.

1363 Pte George Needham, 45 Mansfield Road, Fairfield. France 28.2.15; Disemb 1.4.19*.

2105 Pte Leonard Oritt, 3 Halsin Road, Harpur Hill. France 28.2.15; Disemb 10.2.19.

1933 Pte Joseph Pickford, Sterndale Moor, Buxton. France 28.2.15; k/a 12.10.18*.

2112 Pte James Pickford, 9 Haslin Road, Harpur Hill. France 1916; Disemb.

1478 Pte Allen Redfern, 26 Byron Street, Buxton. France 28.2.15; k/a 8.3.15*.

2092 Pte Reginald Smith, 53 Windsor Road, Fairfield. France 28.2.15; Disemb 19.3.19.

1935 Pte Frank Spencer, 14 Hogshaw Villas, Buxton. France 1916; Disemb 12.12.18*.

1482 Pte George William Taylor, 1 Hollin Street, Buxton. No record.

523 Pte Isaac Tompson, Harpur Hill. France 28.2.15; Disemb 24.1.19*.

1997 Pte James Arthur Turner, 6 Club Cottage, Fairfield. Disc 9.6.17*. 

1353 Pte Frederick Wain, 16 Byron Street, Buxton. France 28.2.15; Disc 23.3.16*.

1377 Pte Frank Walters, 25 Kings Road, Fairfield. France 28.2.15; Disemb 7.2.19*.

1364 Pte George Wheldon, 115 Kirk Street, Gorton, Manchester. France 28.2.15; Disc 11.4.17*.

179 Pte Evelyn Woodruff, 4 Market Street, Buxton. France 28.2.15; Disc 3.5.1916.


Winifred Mary Eliza Heathcote’s later additions


Right “C” Company; the Ashbourne Half Company 1914-15

217 Sergt. Frederick Arthur Johnson



“C” (Heathcote) Company Casualties: May 1915

(document courtesy of David Wilkins)C Company Casualties May 1915

 This incredible document lists the men of Captain Edgar Heathcote’s Company that had been killed or wounded by the 7th May 1915.

It records the men by individual Platoons (9, 10, 11 and 12) and notes their Religion, trade, home town and the nature of the wound, or how they were killed in action. In total 7 men were killed and 14 wounded (with 4 very slightly).

At the bottom of the letter he writes:-

“I enclose address of Sharp’s mother (who has about 3 or 4 sons out here) given to me by his brother in the Lincoln’s, who came over to see Sharp – after he was killed. The Brother’s chief concern was for his mother. I saw Sharp dying – bullet into stomach – gave him morphine etc – quick death etc – in case you see the mother. The others killed were all instant ones-“


Number 9 Platoon (Ashbourne)9 Platoon C Company

  • 1189 Cpl P Gallimore; C/E; Plumber; Ashbourne; v. slight blow from piece of shell 5/5/15
  • 1814 L/Cpl A Harrison; WES; Gas Engineer; Ashbourne: k/a shell 9/4/15
  • 1400 L/Cpl G Bailey; C/E; Labourer; Ashbourne; slight bullet wound in hand 3/5/15
  • 1592 Pte W Blake; C/E; Labourer; Ashbourne; k/a shell 9/4/15
  • 1399 Pte W Birch; C/E; Piecer; Ashbourne; shell wound head 9/4/15
  • 1457 Pte F Bull; C/E; Photographer; Ashbourne; k/a shell 9/4/15
  • 1346 Pte H Hartill; C/E; Cotton Operator; Ashbourne; k/a shell 5/5/15
  • 1311 Pte R Kettle; C/E; Cotton Operator; Ashbourne; wounded shell 5/5/15
  • 2717 Pte P H Madin; C/E; Butcher; Chesterfield; k/a shell 9/4/15
  • 3123 Pte P Oxford; C/E; Clerk; Nottingham; wounded bullet foot 4/5/159 Platton C Company 1915

In a letter a letter to his mother John Steggles laments the loss of many of his comrades.

“My platoon has suffered about as much as any” continues Steggles. “Poor old No. 9, first one and then the other keep getting picked off, and we shall soon want reinforcements. Out of my section of 15, only 5 are left, and while I myself have come safely through up to now I have had some narrow shave. But I have sent them as good as anything they have sent me. In one hour last night I fired over a hundred rounds, and the night before that Albert Bedford and I were blazing away for all we were worth”.3277 John Steggles-portrait-a

3227 Pte. John Steggles from Chesterfield enlisted on the 20th October 1914 and was killed in action on 14th October 1915 aged 21. He was the son of William and Alice Steggles of 27 St. Mary’s Gate in Chesterfield and is Commemorated on the Loos Memorial.


Number 10 Platoon (Buxton)10 Platoon C Company

  • 421 L/Sergt TH Grant; C/E; Clerk; Buxton; bullet wound buttocks 27/4/15
  • 1478 P/Cpl A Redfern; C/E; Wineman; Buxton; k/a bullet 8.3.15
  • 2111 Pte GW Nadin; C/E; Labourer; Buxton; shell slight at duty 5.5.15
  • 2639 Pte JH Sharp; C/E; Bleacher at Chinley; Horncastle Lincolnshire; k/a bullet 27/4/15
  • 3351 Pte TE Sykes; Wes; Mechanic; Staveley; broken ankle in Hospital

redfern and sharp

Number 11 Platoon (Bakewell)11 Platoon C Company

  • 2240 Segt E Robinson; C/E; Schoolmaster; Bakewell; wnd bullet leg 27/4/15
  • 825 L/Cpl R Large; C/E; Labourer; Bakewell; wnd bullet head sniper 27/4/15
  • 1411 Pte JT Bright; C/E; Labourer; Bakewell; wnd bullet chest 4/5/15
  • 2090 Pte JW Marsden; C/E; Labourer; Bakewell; bullet wound head 25/4/15
  • 1977 Pte HW Stone; C/E; Engine cleaner; Bakewell; wnd bullet foot 26/4/15
  • 1593 Pte GW turner; C/E; Printer; Bakewell; wnd bullet head 27/4/15

Number 12 Platoon (Stoney Middleton/Tideswall)12 Platoon C Company

  • 2965 Pte G Neale; C/E; Gardner; Stoney Middleton; wnd bullet foot 4/5/15
  • 3091 Pte W Rushton; C/E; Farm labourer; Tideswall; wnd trench howitzer leg 5/5/15

“Winners of Brigade Bomb Competition Medal Sept 1916”

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This following section is still ‘in progress’ and will list men of “C” Company who were serving around September 1916. Courtesy of Mark Holden.

The names come from the pocket book of 2973 L/Cpl Albert Edward Bedford MM. who served with “C” Company.

NOTE: Although it is recored that this event took place in September 1916; it is most likely that it took place in early 1917, probably between 6th January (when 7760 John Martin arrived in France and 29th April (when 3789 Wilfred Jepson returned to England).


Number 11 Platoon

1706 Platoon Sergeant Eric Scott Morgan

No 9 Section

  • 2323/240523 Cpl Arthur W Stroyan (MM).
  • 2938/240810 L/Cpl Charles Lievesley (later DCM and k/a at Ramicourt)
  • 4356/241475 L/Cpl Albert V Mountain (Coy Sig and wounded at Ramicourt)
  • 4328/241456 Pte Clifford Marsden (Res Sig)
  • 3789/241222 Pte Wilfred Jepson
  • 7760/242550 Pte John Martin
  • 7758/242548 Pte Harold William Mansfield (Res Sig)
  • 20020/242612 Pte Alfred Rose
  • 2242/20029/242621 Pte Donald G Wardman
  • 1799/240271 Pte Thomas Chesterton (Sanitary)
  • 4334/241452 L/Cpl Samuel Tuncliffe Buxton
  • 240866 Pte Harry Gilbert (Canteen)

No 10 Section

  • 240142 Cpl Wood C W
  • 240067 L/Cpl Large R W
  • 242538 Pte Freeston? J H
  • 240687 Pte Johnson
  • 241576 Pte Mabbott W
  • 242626 Pte Murray? C W
  • 240392 Pte Berley BW
  • 242482 Pte Wood E RW
  • 241484 Pte Holmes W-Coy Sig
  • 241481 Pte Birds R
  • 242506 Pte Beardall J A
  • 242518 Pte Croxall J W
  • 241003 Pte Salt PK

No 11 Section

  • 240407 L/Cpl Marsden J W
  • 240390 L/Cpl Whitehead
  • 240268 Pte Blagden H W
  • 240585 Pte Artle E L
  • 241315 Pte Mowbary JJ
  • 241469 Pte Bacon A
  • 241501 Pte Swift A-Reg Sig
  • 241468 Pte Evans G
  • 242623 Pte Woodward C K

No 12 Section

  • 240827 L/Cpl Bedford A E-Later MM
  • 240306 Pte Beresford F W
  • 241470 Pte Frost H K
  • 240353 Pte Stone HW
  • 242742 Pte Town W
  • 242619 Pte Wagg F
  • 242630 Pte Flack(?) J W
  • 240707 L/Cpl Carlisle(?) J W
  • 240740 Pte Shipley R K

 

2 thoughts on ““C” Ashbourne and Buxton Company

  1. brodiecastleblog

    This is such a wonderful resource! Thank you so much for creating it. My great grandfather was Evelyn Woodruff and appears on the roll list with his unusual number 179 (obs a TF!). We never found out why he was discharged in 1916, nothing mentioned on his MIC and no surviving service records. We’d love to find out!

    Keep up the excellent work! Many thanks

    Reply

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