Eric Algernon Tollemache
WO 339/30289 and WO 339/14636
- Educated at Rugby Public School and was 2nd Lieutenant with the 6th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters 11th July 1912.
- Posted to B Company.
- Wounded on the 24th-27th April 1915 at Kemmel.
- Became Temporary Captain on the 3rd September 1915.
- Lieutenant on the 16th October 1915.
- Acting Captain when wounded near Hill 70 on the 19th October 1917 whilst examining the wire in front of The Quarry.
- He died of these wounds on the 28th October 1917.
- Buried Chocques Military Cemetery V A 8, France.
William Ernest Victor Tompkins
- Commisioned into 2nd (Volunteer) Battalion of Sherwood Foresters as Lieutenant on 6th October 1906.
- Promoted to Captain on 4th February 1907.
- Officer of the 6th Battalion Sherwood Foresters on creation of the Territorial Force in 1908.
- Resigned his commission on 14th February 1910.
Born in 1870, son of Frederick Turner, Surgeon, Buxton. He was educated at St John’s College, Cambridge, and served in the South African War, 1899-1901. He was mentioned three times in Despatches; awarded the Medal with six clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April 1901]:
“Reginald Turner, Lieutenant, South African Light Horse. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa”.
The Insignia were presented by the King 3 June 1901. He served in the European War; became Captain, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment, 6th Battalion; Major, Royal Fusiliers, 9 September 1914; went out to France as Second-in-Command; was wounded; mentioned three times in Despatches. As a mining engineer he had experience of most gold-fields of the world.
[National Army Museum, London 1995. Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)]
Alfred Bibbington Wallis
- Captain 2nd/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 21st March 1918. Aged 26.
- Enlisted 1914. Resident of Windyhaugh, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire. Son of the late Alfred and Mary Wallis, of Ryecroft, Heywood, Lancs. Educated at Giggleswick and St. John’s College, Oxford. B.A.
- Commanded the 139th TMB, March to June 1916.
- England June 1916 and returned to France in September 1916 with the 17th Bn; transferred to the 2/6th Bn May 1917 of which he acted as 2i/c from 17 Oct. 1917 to 2 Jan. 1918; reported wounded and missing 21 March 1918
- No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
Cyril Ernest Wardle
(1897 – 1918)
‘The following casualties have also recently been reported. Wounded: Cyril Wardle, Lieut. Sherwoods’ (Mundella Magazine, April 1918). One of four boys who enlisted directly from Mundella school; all killed. (Mundella Magazine, Christmas 1918). Buried Calvaire Cemetery, Montbrehain (grave ref A.2). See here. Aged 21.
Henry Welch from White Hall, Chinley in Derbyshire. In October 1914 Henry temporarily took over command of the Depot in Chesterfield and was promoted Major. He was instrumental in recruiting men into the 2/6th Battalion. He went to France with the 2/6th Battalion in February 1917 and later transferred to the RAF.
Cyril John Wheatcroft
- Officer Commanding Left “C” Company.
- 14.3.1916 MONT ST ELOY: Capt C.J. WHEATCROFT proceeded to CENTRAL TRAINING SCHOOL, ROUEN.
Ronald Duncan Wheatcroft
“I personally feel that I have lost a very gallant Officer, and one who by his strength of character and devotion to duty set a high standard for all of us. His men, I know, were greatly devoted to him”.
[Colonel Godfrey Goodman]
“When I saw Ronnie he was smiling away. He asked me how his batman was, then how the attack was going, and what had happened to the other Officers. I did not see him again. I can only say that he was the bravest and most steadfast man I have ever known”.
[Captain Victor Robinson]
“He died the best of deaths at the head of his platoon, leading a forlorn hope. He was the bravest of the brave. Only a few days before he did a most gallant actions. He went out into ‘No Man’s Land under machine gun fire to render aid to a covering party of the 7th Battn, who had been wounded by that fire…..”.
John Neville Wightman
Edward Howard Wilks
Frederick William Dalton Willson
Eric Franklin Winser
Henry Thorley Wood
(1893 – 1950)
- Born on in Stapenhill c1883.
- Married in 1909 at St Asaph in Denbighshire.
- Brewers Clerk by Trade.
- Commissioned May 1917.
- Arrived in France 14th June 1917.
- Served with 1/6th Battalion from 2nd July 1917 until 11th February 1919.
- Officer in Command of No 5 Platoon, “B” Company on the 1st September 1918.
William Geoffrey Wood