Harry Arthur Paine
Albert Leslie Palmer
2nd Lieutenant Albert Leslie Palmer, 5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (attd. 1/6th Battalion), was wounded in action at Fonquevillers Brewery on 4 March 1917 and died of his wounds on 6th March aged 19 years. He was buried in the Warlingcourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty. Lieutenant Palmer was the son of Henry Hartopp Palmer and Elizabeth Palme of 106 Hallam Fields.
- Arrived in France on 11th July 1916
- Joined 1/6th Battalion on the 16th July 1916
- No further information
- 13.7.1915: Arrived in France.
- 22.7.1915: Joined Battalion in the field.
- 23.7.1915: Relinquished temporary rank of Lieutenant on alteration of posting.
- 9.10.1915: Machine Gun Officer.
- 21.9.1915: Promoted to Temporary Lieutenant.
- 15.10.1915: Wounded during the attack on Hohenzollern Redoubt.
- 12.6.1917. Attached to 139th Trench Mortar and assumed Command.
- Awarded Military Cross when attached to 139th Trench Mortar Battery; London Gazette 1st January 1918.
- 9.5.1918. Wounded with 10 other ranks.
- November 1918. Left 139th TMB.
- 27.3.1922. Applied for Medals.
Hubert Selwyn Pink
Hubert Selwyn Pink (12 November 1878 — 25 November 1946) was an English cricketer who played for Derbyshire during the 1900 season.
Pink was born in Chapel-en-le-Frith, the son of Rev. Samuel H Pink, curate of Chapel-en-le-Frith, and his wife Frances. Pink played three matches for Derbyshire during the 1900 season, debuting against Lancashire in May 1900 when he made a modest account of himself. In the following week against Surrey, Pink was given a chance to bowl when Surrey needed only 40 in their second innings to win, but took no wickets. His last match against Yorkshire was a draw and he only played one innings. Pink was a right-handed batsman and played 5 innings in 3 first class matches with an average of 4.80 and a top score of 11. In bowling he took 0 for 27.
Cyril George Radford (WO 339/33487) from Didsbury in Manchester.
“For gallantry and devotion to duty when in command go the Right Party in a raid on the German trenches N.W. of Loos during the night 4/5th November 1917, though severely wounded in the stomach at the start, he led his men to the final objective in the enemy second line. After much hard fighting in which several of the enemy were killed, he succeeded in capturing four prisoners. After the recall signal, though suffering severely from his wounds, he remained to see all the wounded safely brought back”.
Gordon Sangster Rivington
Francis Bradbury Robinson
‘Widespread sympathy is felt with Major and Mrs. W.B. Robinson, Elm Lodge, Brampton, Chesterfield, in the death of their only son, Capt. Frank B. Robinson, who is reported to have died of wounds on Monday last. The sad news reached Elm Lodge on Tuesday, when a telegram was received from the Territorial Records’ Office. Lichfield, as follows – “Regret to inform you that Captain Robinson, Sherwood Foresters, died of wounds on 3rd July. The Prime Minister expresses his sympathy.”
‘Captain Robinson had only just attained his 23rd birthday, and had been connected with the Territorials since he was 19. On receiving his Commission he took up the work with great sympathy, and passed at Hythe and Chelsea . . . . Immediately, Lieut. Robinson, as he was then, returned home and joined his unit, being placed in command of the machine gun section. He proceeded to France with his battalion, and when the machine guns were drawn from the various units and formed into a separate body at the end of last year, he was given command of the gun brigade, which included eight officers and 170 men. His promotion to a captaincy was dated October 15th, 1915.’
‘A near relative of the deceased officer, Captain Victor Robinson, of Chesterfield, is also serving with Sherwood Foresters, and was recently awarded the Military Cross.’
[THE DERBYSHIRE TIMES, SATURDAY, JULY 8, 1916]
Stanley Arthur Rogers
John Stephen Sampson was Gazetted 2/Lieutenant in the 6th Battalion on 26th September 1914 from the Officer University Contingent of the Senior Division Officer Training Corps. He arrived in France on the 14th July 1915. He was promoted Lieutenant in August 1915 before transferring to England wounded. He did not serve in France again with the 1/6th Battalion.
I can find no more records on John Sampson, but it is believed that he lived at ‘The Cedars’ in Tibshelf.
Henry Francis Severne
Henry Severne was shot and killed by a German sniper on 10th May 1915 whilst crossing a gap in the trenches and climbing into trench. He was aged 23 and the son of Arthur De Milt Severne and Adelaide Elizabeth Severne of Wirksworth in Derbyshire.
‘Mr. and Mrs. J.W.B. Simpson, Southdene, Ashgate Road, Chesterfield, on Monday received a telegram from the War Office, informing them that their only son, Second-Lieutenant Herbt. Simpson, Sherwood Foresters, was reported dangerously ill with a gun-shot wound in the arm, and had been admitted to No. 2 Red Cross Hospital at Rouen . . . . . Second-Lieutenant Simpson was chief clerk to the Chesterfield Gas and Water Board . . . . He received his education in the Chesterfield Grammar School, and is 29 years of age. Enlisting shortly after the outbreak of War, in the 12th York and Lancs. (Sheffield City Battalion), he received his commission towards the end of 1915, and was gazetted to the Sherwood Foresters, whom he joined on May 8th.’
[THE DERBYSHIRE TIMES, SATURDAY, JULY, 8, 1916]
‘Amid their personnel grief, Mr and Mrs J. W. B. Simpson of Smithdene, Ashgate Road, Chesterfield, have every reason to be proud of their gallant son, second Lieutenant Herbert Simpson, for, as he lay on the battlefield mortally wounded, he spurned his men on to victory. “Don’t worry,” he remarked, “I am only slightly hit.” Thus he veiled the terrible news that his left arm was completely shattered, that he was mauled all down the left side from shoulder to his foot, and that his right hand was smashed. Under the withering cross fire of the opposing forces he lay in the open from early morn till dawn, shells burst round about him, and when he could stand the pain no longer he propelled his maimed body, bit by bit, until he reached the British lines. His wounds were dressed, and in the course of time he was admitted to No. 2 Red Cross Hospital, Rouen. Here he made a gallant fight for life, but an imperative operation, delayed til the last moment, brought the end near, and he died in the presence of his mother, his father, whom the War Office would not permit to make the journey till Thursday afternoon, arriving just too late to see his only son alive.’
E G Smith
Eric Norman Smith
W T Stephens
Arthur Philip Stoner
5.11.1916 COULONVILLERS: 2/Lt AP STONER proceeded to Base pending transfer to England for transfer to RE’s.
F D Stones
Frederick William Arthur Stubbs
‘For the second time, Lieut. F.W. A. Stubbs, son of Mr W.R. Stubbs, schoolmaster, of Ashford, has been wounded. News of his second experience was received on Monday from War Office that Lieut. Stubbs had been wounded the previous day in the hand and was in hospital suffering, in addition to the wound, from shock. No details have been received up to the present but it is assumed that Lieut. Stubbs, who is attached to the local Sherwood Foresters (T.F.) received his injury during the opening stages of the present offensive. Lieut. Stubbs, who received his commission after serving in the ranks in the regiment in which he is now an officer, was reported wounded some time ago. On that occasion he was struck on the forehead and wrote home saying that he was only slightly hurt. He made light of the injury, but it subsequently transpired that he had received treatment in hospital some time after the incident.’
[THE DERBYSHIRE TIMES, SATURDAY, JULY, 8th, 1916]
(1860 – 1917)
- Appointed to the Command of the North Midland Brigade Supply Detachment on the 20th July 1896.
- Supernumerary and resigns his Commission and Command of the North Midland Volunteer Infantry Brigade Supply Detachment on 18th January 1899.
- 2nd Lieutenant T Swann to be Lieutenant dated 19th September 1903.
- Granted the Honorary rank of Captain on the 23rd December 1905, but resigned his Commission with permission to retain his rank.
- From the Territorial Force Reserve to General list on 11th February 1916.
Administrative Centre of the 6th Battn Sherwood Foresters (c1915-16).
Articled to C. B. Symonds, of Wirksworth. Served as 2nd Lieut., 6th Batt. Notts and Derby Regt. (Sherwood Foresters), promoted Capt. Dec.