Crookes Cemetery Sheffield - The War Dead

Ensanguining the skies
How heavily it dies
Into the west away;
Past touch and sight and sound
Not further to be found,
How hopeless under ground
Falls the remorseful day.

a.e. housman

Back in the late twentieth century I saved a file to my PC that listed the war dead of Crookes Cemetery Sheffield. The author of the work stressed that the list was an incomplete one and that he hoped to complete it. When I checked back a few months later the file had not altered and so I forgot to check it again. Needless to say I never checked back and so it came as a shock to find that a few years later both the file and the site had disappeared. I have deliberated long and hard about posting the information to this site but have come to the conclusion that the Crookes War Dead deserve to be remembered and that it may prove to be a useful resource for both families researching their ancestors, and historians.

NB The only clue I have to the author is that his email address was "". Lineone net  is no longer in existence: I believe that it was taken over by Tiscali who in turn where taken over by TalkTalk. There is no "dogberry at Tiscali. If the author contacts me I will give full acknowledgement. I have also added additional information where appropriate 

Crookes Cemetery Sheffield - November 2007

BEARDSHAW, J W, 149412, Private, Machine Gun Corps (Inf). 19th October, 1919. Age 33.

BINGHAM, A, PR5/18457, Private, 5th Training Reserve, BN. 10th September, 1817. Age 18.

CARTER, WILLIS WALTER, 41698, Private, Royal Lancaster Regt, 20th April 1920. Age 20.

CROOKES, H, 17493, Private, Yotk & Lancaster Regt, 5th December, 1917, Age 41.

DARLEY, J E, 14743520, Private, Seaforth Highlanders, 8th March 1945. Age 35.
"At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember him."

GREAVES, G, 2320671, L/Cpl, Royal Signals, 24th May 1943. Age 31.
"Also his mother Rose Ellen, 8th April 1964, age 76."

HAMILTON, E, 550935, Trooper, Royal Tank Regiment, 27th May, 1940.

HANDOVER, J H, 31448, Private, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. 13th December, 1940.
"His wife Florence, age 35, his mother Minnie, age 65, were killed in the same raid and here rest with him"

HEELEY, L, E, 13061858, Private, Pioneer Corps, 27th December, 1940. Age 41.
"Memory is a golden chain, it binds till we meet again."

HEELEY, T, 3170, Rifleman, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 9th November, 1916. Age 46.

HEWITT, MARIE OLIVE HAZEL, 2136462, ACW 2nd Class, Womens Auxillary Airforce, 11th June 1943.
"Buried elsewhere in this cemetery."

HIMSWORTH, H, 200881, Serjeant, York & Lancaster Regt, 8th June, 1919. Age 30.

HUDSON, A, 177687, Gunner, Royal Artillery, 13th January, 1942.

HYDE, S S, 2040815, Bombadier, Royal Artillery, 1st May, 1944. Age 37.

LAGERS, C H, 25110, Driver, Royal Engineers. 27th April, 1920. Age 23.

LEACH, A W, 22175, Private, York & Lancaster Regt. 12th October, 1916.

LEE, G, 4472, Serjeant, York & Lancaster Regt. 23rd April, 1918. Age 46
"Loved by all, never forgotten"

LIDDLE, F J T, 63671, Private, Durham Light Infantry, 24th May 1919.
Stone shared with SMITH, K W.

PIPER, D W, 11061732, Gunner, Royal Artillery, 11th February 1942. Age 42.

ROBERTS, H, 110131, Gunner, Tank Corps. 27th September, 1918. Age 30.
"Ever in our thoughts"

ROBINSON, S, Stoker 1st Class, RN, K/18210. HMS "Assistance". 25th December, 1917.

SEVERNS, T W, Y/2402697, Corporal, Royal Air Force, 30th October 1972. Age 42yrs.
"You left us quietly, your thoughts unknown. You left us a memory we are proud to own."

SMITH, K W, 267893, Private, Duke of Wellington's Regt, 26th Septer 1917.
Stone shared with LIDDLE, F

SMITH, S, 4743826, Serjeant, The Middlesex Regiment, 31 st March 1943. Age 32.
"We had not time to say goodbye, but in our hearts he will never die."

TALBOT, G E, 1050503, Aircraftman 1st Cl, Royal Air Force. 24th April, 1941. Age 29.
"Beautiful memories are all we have left, of one we love dearly & will never forget".

WRAGG, H, 79250, Private, Northumberland Fusiliers, 11th April 1919. Age 23

Crookes Cemetery Sheffield - November 2007


ANSON. In loving memory of Corporal William (late Royal Engineers), the beloved son of Edwin and Mildred Anson, who was accidentally killed at Redmires Nov 29th 1915, aged 24 years.
"In the midst of life we are in death."
Also the above Mildred Anson, died Feb 3rd 1935, aged 76 years.
"At rest."
Also Edwin, husband of the above, died Jan 28th 1939, aged 81 years.
[William David Anson, Corporal, 1544, West Riding Div. Signal Coy., Royal Engineers, died Monday 29th November 1915, age 24. Son of Edwin A & Mildred Anson, of 3 Bloor St, Walkley. Sheffield (Crookes) Cemetery, Grave ref DD."C"2037]

ANTHONIES. In loving memory of William King, beloved husband of Catherine Anthonies, died July 20th 1921, aged 68 years.
"At rest."
Also of Hugh, Sergt RE, killed in action at Gallipoli, Aug 9th 1915, aged 56 years and Thomas, Pte, KOYLI, died from wounds received in action in France, Nov 1st 1916, aged 40 years, [see Walkley Cemetery, Plot G1259], sons of the above. Also the above named Catherine Anthonies, who died Nov 16th 1932, aged 79 years.
[Hugh Anthonies  - Serjeant, 46252, 86th Field Coy., Royal Engineers, died on Monday 9th August 1915, aged 36. Son of the above of 20, Bathfield Place, Powell Street, Sheffield. Memorial I.A.10, Green Hill Cemetery, Turkey.
Thomas Anthonies appears identical to 4016, Private, 2nd Bn., King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, died Wednesday 1st November 1916, age 40. Son of William and Catherine Anthonies, of Sheffield, husband of M Anthonies of 20 Heavygate Ave, Walkley, Walkley (St Mary) Cemetery, grave ref G1259.]

BELL. In affectionate remembrance of Lilian Alberta May, the dearly beloved and only daughter of Albert Edward and Lilian Bell, who departed this life Septr 4th, 1911, aged 4 years and 8 months.
"A priceless jewel in God's eternal crown. Requiescat in Pace."
John Richard Bell, 1st Pioneer Batn, AIF, 2nd twin son of the above, killed in action France, March 29th 1918, aged 24 years and 8 months.
[John Richard Bell appears identical with Private, 3315, 1st Australian Pioneers, died Friday 29th March 1918, age 24. Son of Albert Edward & Lillian Bell, of 123 Shire Green Lane, Sheffield. Memorial IV.A.16, La Clytte Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.]

BENNETT. In loving memory of John Charles, beloved husband of Ann Amelia Bennett, who was called home Dec 1st 1936, aged 69 years. Also Leonard Spencer, son of the above, 15th Batt Australian Forces, who nobly fell in action at Gallipoli, May 3rd 1919, aged 28 years. Also the above, Ann Amelia Bennett, who was called to rest, October 11th 1951, aged 82.
BENNETT. In affectionate remembrance of Eliza Bennett, widow of John Bennett, who died 5th October 1913, aged 79 years. Also in loving memory of Leonard Spencer, 15th Batt Australian Forces, son of John Charles and Ann A Bennett, who nobly fell in action at Gallipoli, May 3rd 1915, aged 23 years. Also George, the youngest son of Eliza and John Bennett, died through enemy action Dec 27th 1940, aged 68 years.
[Leonard Spencer Bennett appears identical with Private 106, 15th Bn., Australian Infantry, A I F, died Sunday 9th May 1915, age 23. Son of John Charles & Ann Amelia Bennett, of 30 Marlborough Rd, Sheffield. Memorial A9, Quinn's Post Cemetery, ANZAC, Turkey.]

BERTAUT. In loving memory of Emile, the dearly loved husband of Alice Bertaut, who died June 5th 1920, aged 58yrs
"He gave us his beloved rest"
Also, in proud and loving memory of Harry, son of the above, who was killed at Meteren, France, April 15th 1918, aged 22. Also of the above Alice Bertaut, who died 14th Dec 1924, aged 61.
[Harry Bertaut - Private Service No: 12/1813 Date of Death:15/04/1918 Age:22 Regiment/Service: York and Lancaster Regiment 13th Bn.
Panel Reference Panel 8. Memorial PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL Additional Information: Son of E. P. W. and Alice Bertaut, of 100, Gell St., Sheffield.

BREWERTON. In loving memory of Elijah, beloved husband of Elizabeth Brewerton, who died May 28th 1913, aged 62 years.
"Sleep on beloved, and take thy rest."
Also of Mary Helen, beloved daughter of the above who died March 8th 1914, aged 28 years. Also George Fredrick, beloved son of Elijah and Elizabeth Brewerton, killed in action June 16th 1915, aged 35 years. Also Elizabeth Sara, beloved wife of the above, died Jan 18th 1933, aged 82 years. "Rest in peace."
Also Charles Henry Terence, dearly loved son of W and A E Evans, and grandson of the above, killed Dec 4 1925, aged 18 years and 10 months. Also Anna Elizabeth, beloved wife of Richard H Jones, died Nov 26th 1957, aged 85 years.
"One of the best."
Also the above named Richard H Jones, died Nov 21st 1961, aged 90 years.
[George Brewerton  - 6249, Lance Corporal, 1st Bn., Lincolnshire Regt, died Wednesday 16th June 1915. Memorial Panel 21, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.]

CARTER. Dear to the memory of James, beloved husband of Margaret Carter, died May 3rd 1930, aged 62 years.
Also L/C Harold Gladstone, 20th Hussars, only son of the above, killed in action near Arras, April 9th 1917, age 22 years, buried Roclincourt Cemetery, France.
"Dearly loved"
Also Margaret, wife of James, died April 18th 1958, aged 88 years
{Harold Gladstone Carter appears identical with Lance Corporal, 34368, "C" Coy. 26th (Tyneside Irish) Bn., Northumberland Fusiliers, died Monday 9th April 1917, age 22. Memorial III.A.19, Roclincourt Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.]

CASTLE. In loving memory of John William Castle, (?) of the Royal Engineers who died of disease through wounds and exposure in the Great War, . Dec 17th 1922, aged 29 years
"There names shall live for ever more"
Austin Castle, died Jan 2nd 1940, aged 70. Also Louisa Castle, wife of the above Austin, died Jan 30th 1955, aged 85yrs. Hilda Victoria Castle, daughter of the above, died December 14th 1989, aged 92.
[CWGC lists terminate at 1921]

COATES. In loving memory of George Arthur, dearly beloved husband of Violet Ninette Coates, died May 10th 1913, aged 29yrs. Also Elsie, beloved daughter of the above died Jan 25th 1915, aged 4 years. Also Rfln, Arnold Coates, 5th Scottish Rifles, killed in action April 14th 1917, aged 30 years. Also Sarah, beloved wife of Arthur Coates, died Feb 3rd 1920, aged 62 years.
[There are no exact matches on the CWGC site.]

COE. In loving memory of Joseph, beloved husband of Clara Coe, died Aug 24 1925, aged 67 years.
"At rest"
Also Leonard, beloved son of the above, killed in action in France, May 3rd 1917, age 26yrs. Also Sam Milnes, beloved second son, killed in action in France, Sep 28th 1916, aged 23 years.
"Until the day dawn"
Clara Ellen Coe, died July 8th,1948, aged 87 years.
"Our beloved mother"
[Leonard Coe appears identical with Private, 31389, 8th Bn., East Yorkshire Regt, died Thursday 3rd May 1917. Age 26, Son of J T & C E Coe of 91 Stalker Lees Rd, Sheffield, husband of Edith Amy Bland (formerly Coe), of 15 Exley Ave, Walkley. Memorial ref Bay 4 & 5, Arra Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.]

COLLINS. In loving memory of Frederick, the beloved husband of Rachel Vincent, who died October 10th 1913, aged 64 years.
"God whispered and his soul departed."
Also James Albert Collins, beloved nephew of the above, who was killed in action Novr 29th 1917, aged 24 years.
"We cannot, Lord, thy purpose see, but all is well that's done by thee."
Also Rachel, widow of the above Frederick Vincent, passed away October 4th 1930, aged 70 years.
"At rest."
Also James Vincent, dearly loved husband of Margaret Vincent, died May 30th 1948, aged 70 years.
"Sweet memories live forever."
[James Albert Collins appears identical with Private, 203042, 1st/4th Bn., York & Lancaster Regt, died Thursday 29th November 1917, age.24. Son of John Albert & Amelia Collins of Sheffield. Grave ref III.B.2. Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belhium]

FLETCHER. In loving memory of John Wilfred, the beloved husband of Lily Fletcher, who died Dec 26th 1916, whilst serving in HM Forces, aged 35 years. Also of Mary Ann the beloved wife of George Bowen, who died Oct 16th 1918, aged 63 years.
" Peace perfect peace."
Also of George Bowen, husband of the above, who died June 12th 1925, aged 69 years. Also Annie Durton, daughter of George and Mary Ann Bowen, died March 25th 1938, aged 61 years.
[John Wilfred Fletcher appears identical with J W Fletcher, Private, 17166, 4th Reserve Bn., York & Lancaster Regt, died Thursday 28th December, 1916. Sheffield (Crookes) Cemetery, Grave ref DD. "C"2476]

FROGGATT. In memory of John Bromley, the affectionate husband of Ellen Froggatt, born Sep16th 1848, died Sep 1st 1924. Also sons of the above, Capt H Froggatt, died at Shang-Hai Dec 3rd 1913, aged 37. John Froggatt, killed in France, July 1st 1916, aged 37 years. Also, Ellen Froggatt, died August 29th 1930, aged 23years.
[John Froggatt appears identical with Lance Corporal, 12/920, 12th Bn., York & Lancaster Regt, died Saturday 1st July 1916. Memorial Pier & Face 14A & 14B, Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France]

GOODLAD. In loving memory of George Harry, the beloved son of John and Emily Goodlad, who died October 4th, 1915, aged 34 years. Also of Emily, the deary beloved wife of John Goodlad, who died February 19th 1917, aged 62 years. Also of Pte Fred Goodlad, their beloved son who was killed in action somewhere in France, April 15th 1918, aged 18 years. Also of John the beloved husband of the above who died August 21st 1919, aged 66 years.
[Fred Goodlad appears identical with Private, 51773, 4th Bn., Lincolnshire Regt, died Monday 15th April 1918, age 18. Memorial Panel 3, Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium.]

GUNSON. In loving memory of Fred Tom, the beloved husband of Mary Ann Gunson, who died Nov 5th 1932, aged 69 years.
"At rest."
Also of the above Mary Ann Gunson, who died Feb 10th 1937, aged 71 years.
Also George Frederick, the beloved son of the above, killed in action June 17th 1918, aged 22 years. Also Alice, beloved daughter of Fred Tom and Mary Ann Gunson, died May 31st 1959, aged 57 years.
[George Frederick Gunson appears identical with Gunner, 188506, 232nd Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery, died Monday 17th June 1918, age 22. Eldest son of Fred T & Mary A Gunson of Crookes, Sheffield. Memorial 4.D.13 Forceville Communal Cemetery & Extension, Somme, France]

HENDERSON. In loving memory of Sarah Ann, beloved wife of John Dunnott Henderson, died April 4th 1924, aged 57 years. Also the above named John Dunnott, the beloved husband of the above, died Aug 17th 1925, aged 69 years. Also William (Billy) youngest son of the above, 8th Batt KOYLI, killed in action in France, July 1st 1916, aged 25 years.
Also Thomas, beloved son of the above, died May 17th 1939, aged 51.
[William Henderson appears identical with Private, 13456, 8th Bn., King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, died Saturday 1st July 1916. Memorial Pier & Face 11C & 12A, Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.]

HOWSON. In loving memory of George William, beloved husband of Annie L Howson, died April 2nd 1926, aged 60 years, Also Pte Joel Howson, only son of the above, killed in action Sept 24th 1917, aged 22 years. Also Annie L, wife and mother of the above, died June 18th 1959, aged 92 years.
[Joel Howson appears identical with J Howson, Private, 242116, 7th Bn., King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, died Monday 24th September 1917. Memorial V.D.19, Cement House Cemetery, Langemarck, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vaanderen, Belgium

HUNTER. In loving memory of William, the dearly beloved husband of Elizabeth Hunter, who died July 9th 1916, aged 68 years.
"At rest."
Also of our dear brother Fred, dearly beloved and youngest son of the above, who fell in action in France, Sept 25th 1916, in his 29th year.
"He nobly answered duties call, his life he gave for one and all."
Also the above named Elizabeth Hunter, who died Jan 23rd 1933, aged 86 years.
Also Kate, the beloved daughter of the above, died Feb 16th 1962, aged 82 years.
"At rest."
[Fred Hunter appears identical with Private, 21376, 10th Bn., King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, died Tuesday 26th September 1916, age 29. Youngest son of Elizabeth Hunter, of 204 Stannington View Rd, Crookes, Sheffield, and the late William Hunter. Memorial Pier & Face 11C & 12A, Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.]

HUTSON. In loving memory of Thomas Brittain, beloved husband of Anne Hutson, died August 30th 1932, aged 56 years. Also their beloved son Sgt Frank Hutson, RAF, killed on active service, October 24th 1940, aged 21 years. Also Anne Hutson beloved wife of Thomas B, died Feb 10th 1948, aged 68 years.
[Frank Hutson  - Serjeant, 975183, W.Op/Air Gnr. U/T, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, died Thursday 24th October 1940. Sheffield (Crookes) Cemetery, grave ref Sec G.5183

IBBOTSON. In loving memory of Ivy, the beloved daughter of Thomas & Edith Ibbotson, died Decr 14th 1921, aged 16 years.
"God loved her and called her early."
Also to the memory of L/Cpl Henry Ibbotson, M.M., 1/4 York & Lancs Regt, nephew, killed in action in France May 2nd 1917, interred in Pont du Hem Cemetery.
"He gave his all."
Also the above named Thomas Ibbotson, who passed away July 12th 1936, aged 58.
"To live in hearts that loved him is not to die."
Also Edith, dearly beloved wife of the above Thomas Ibbotson, who passed away January 29th 1942, aged 59 years.
[Henry Ibbotson MM appears identical with Lance Corporal 201603, 1st/4th Bn., York & Lancaster Regt, died Wednesday 2nd May 1917, age 22. Nephew of Thomas and Edith Ibbotson, "Wood Lea", 8 Middlewood Estate, Oughtibridge, Sheffield. Memorial III.B.16, Pont-du-Hem, Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, France.]

JACKSON. In loving memory of Bombr Sydney Jackson, RFA, the dearly loved son of Herbert & Nellie Jackson, who died from wounds received in action September 2nd 1916, aged 23 years.
"Greater love hath no man than this"
Also Herbert Jackson, died July 13th 1956, aged 92 years. Ellen (Nellie) Jackson, died October 27th 1960, aged 92 years. Evelyn Jackson, died November 25th 1960, aged 71 years. Also Lawrence Alfred Jackson, died 28th March 1972.
[Sydney Jackson appears identical with Bombardier, 915, "B" Bty., 247th Bde., Royal Field Artillery, died Saturday 2nd September 1916, age 23. Son of Herbert and Ellen Jackson, of 46 Bannon St, Crookesmoor, Sheffield. ref HH."C".4082.]

JEFFCOCK. In loving memory of Private Alfred Fearnley, 9th KOYLI, dearly beloved son of Mrs Fanny Jeffcock, who died of wounds received in action June 23rd 1918 & was interred at Bobdighera British Cemetery, Italy, aged 25 years. Also Joseph, beloved husband of Ethel Longden, died Dec 11th 1945, aged 54 years.
FEARNLEY, ALFRED - Rank: Private Service No: 205393 Date of Death:23/06/1918 Age: 25 Regiment/Service: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 8th Bn. Grave Reference II. B. 9. Cemetery BORDIGHERA BRITISH CEMETERY - Son of Fanny Jeffcock (formerly Fearnley), of 2 Court, 5 House, Cornish St., Sheffield, Yorks, and the late William Fearnley.

JOHNSON. In loving memory of Edith, the dearly beloved daughter of Henry & Ada Johnson, who departed this life Sept 3rd 1914, aged 19 years.
"Much suffering patiently born."
Also of Frank, their dearly beloved son who died in France on May 9th 1918, from wounds received in action, aged 18 years.
"To us the loss, the emptiness the pain, but unto them all high eternal gain."
Also the above Ada Johnson, who departed this life Sept 3rd 1937, aged 64.
"He giveth his beloved sleep."
Also Henry Johnson, husband of the above, died October 1st 1950, aged 80 years.
[Frank Johnson appears identical with Private, 72551, 2nd Bn., West Yorkshire Regt. (Prince of Wale's Own), died Thursday 9th May 1918, age 18. Son of Henry & Ada Johnson, of 23 Chatwin St, Sheffield. Accountant's Clerk at John Watson & Sons, Leopold St, Sheffield. Memorial II.B.10, Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme, Somme, France.]

KAY. In loving memory of William Henry, beloved husband of Ann Kay, died Jan 29th 1921, aged 63 years.
"Thy will be done"
Also in proud remembrance of Spr Charles H Kay, son of the above, killed in action in France, Sept 3rd 1916, in his 23rd year (buried at Bouizincourt)
"Greater love hath no man than this"
Also of the above named Ann Kay, died Jan 23rd 1926, aged 65 years.
Also Horace, dearly beloved husband of Gladys Crookes, passed away Feb 11th 1959.
"At rest"
Also of the above named Gladys Crookes, dearly beloved wife of Horace Crookes, passed away, Feb 4th 1960.
[Charles H Kay appears identical with Charles Henry Kay, Sapper, 3007, No1 Sect. 2nd/1st (West Riding) Field Coy., Royal Engineers, died Sunday 3rd September 1916, age 23. Son of the late William Henry & Annie Kay, of 61 Pickmere Rd, Sheffield. Memorial II.H.15, Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.]

LOWE. In loving memory of Tom, the dearly beloved son of Samuel and Mary Ann Bennett, who died March 17 1914, aged 50 years. Also of Sapper Sam Lowe, nephew of the above, who was killed in action on April 26th 1915, at the Dardanelles, aged 20 years.
"Faithful unto death."
Also of the above named Mary Ann Bennett, the beloved wife of Samuel Bennett, who died April 19th 1918, aged 74 years.
"At rest."
Also Ann Bennett, granddaughter of the above, who died Oct 8th 1977, aged 81 years.
"Until the day breaks."
[Sam Lowe appears identical with Samuel Lowe, Sapper 1408, 1st (West Riding) Field Coy, Royal Engineers, died Monday 26th April 1915. Memorial Panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328, Helles Memorial, Turkey.]

Crookes Cemetery Sheffield - November 2007

MACBETH. In loving memory of my husband, 2nd Lieut George Macbeth, (67th WR[?DN] Home Guard) killed through enemy action, Oct 20th 1941, aged 37 years.
"In remembrance"
This stone was inscribed by my mother, A M Mary Macbeth, who died in hospital April 20th 1951, aged 48 years.
"Their lives, in death, are my inspiration. George"
[George Macbeth appears identical with 2/Lieut., Home Guard, of 7 Southbourne Rd. Husband of Amelia Morton Mary Macbeth, at 7 Endcliffe Terrace Rd. Memorial County Borough of Sheffield, Yorkshire (West Riding), Section of the Civilian War Dead Register.]

METCALFE. In loving memory of Matilda, the beloved daughter of John and Elizabeth Metcalfe, died April 13th 1914, aged 33 years. Also the above named John Metcalfe, died Jan 21st 1919, aged 66 years. Also Elizabeth, wife of the above, died Jan 31st 1920, aged 62 years. Also Robert, son of the above, killed in action Sept 27th 1917, aged 22years, and buried in Headingsley, British Cemetery, France. Also Mollie, beloved daughter of the above, died Sept 4th 1924, aged 23 years.
[Robert Metcalfe appears identical with R Metcalfe, Private 235309, 2nd/4th Bn., Lincolnshire Regt, died Thursday 27th September 1917. Memorial V.E.10, Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Westvleteren, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.]

PLANT. In loving memory of Mark Biddulph Plant, who died July 9th 1916, aged 70 years. Also of Edith Emma, daughter of the above, who died August 18th 1917, aged 39 years. Also of Segt Arthur Ernest Biddulph, son of the and of the 8th London Regt (Military Medallist), killed in action in France, Nov 30th 1917, buried at Bourlon Wood, aged 37 years.
"Thy will be done."
[Arthur Ernest Biddulph Plant appears identical with Arthur Plant MM, Serjeant 371217, 1st/8th Bn., London Regt (Post Office Rifles), died Friday 30th November 1917. Memorial Panel 11, Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France.]

PRESTON. In the dear memory of Job Preston, born Sept 8th 1839, died Nov 12th 1923.
"After he had served his own generation, by the will of God fell on sleep."
Also of Marcus (18th Durham L I) youngest son of Job Preston, born Oct 11th 1899, died of wounds Sept 15th 1918, interred at Meteren Military Cemetery, France.
"... I my life dear, so that I may finish my course with joy."
Also Christopher, son of Christopher Preston, and grandson of Job Preston, born and died July 2nd 1922. Also of Mary Emily, wife of the above Job Preston, born October 29th 1855, died February 1st 1942. In loving memory of Ruth Preston, loving daughter of the above, died 28th Dec 1972, aged 86 years. In loving memory of Grace Preston, loving daughter of the above, died 17th Jan 1981, aged 89 years.
[Marcus Preston appears identical with Private 76537, "D" Coy 18th Bn., Durham Light Infantry, died Sunday 15th September 1918, age 18. Son of Job & Mary Emily Preston, 6 Highnam Crescent Road, Broomhill, Sheffield. Memorial II.D.130, Meteren Military Cemetery, Nord, France.]

REEVE. In loving memory of Clara, beloved wife of Samuel Reeve, who passed away June 23rd 1924, aged 57 years
"Jesus stand amongst us"
Also in memory of Lance Cpl A Reeve, beloved son of the above named, killed in France, Sep 20th 1917, aged 21 years.
"Till we meet again"
Edward Reeve, beloved husband of Connie, died Jan 11th 1972, aged 67 years. Also Annie Fuller, died March 4th 1978, aged 96 years
"at rest"
Also Connie, beloved wife of Edward, died May 28th 1997, aged 89 years
[A Reeve appears identical with Arthur Reeve, Lance Corporal301220, 9th Bn., Royal Scots, died Thursday 20th September 1917, age 21. Son of Samuel Reeve, 12 Amy St., Crookes, Sheffield, and the late Clara Reeve. Memorial Panel 11 to 14 & 162, Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.]

RHODES. Sacred to the affectionate and happy memories of George William Rhodes, 996999, AC2, RAF, only son of William and Amelia Rhodes, killed on active service August 1st 1940, age 24.
"He shall never grow old."
Also the above William, who died June 24th 1963, aged 73 years.
[George William Rhodes appears identical to Aircraftman 2nd Class 996999, Royal Air Force Volunteer reserve, died Thursday 1st August 1940, age 24. Son of William & Amelia Rhodes, Commonside, Sheffield. Sec. J.J. grave 5603, Sheffield (Crookes) Cemetery.]

ROBINSON. In loving memory of Mary Ellen, beloved wife of James Hill Robinson, died Dec 22nd 1942, aged 73 years. Also Ralph, beloved son of above (Queens Royal West Surreys) killed in France Aug 1st 1917, aged 21 years.
"Memories, like the ivy cling."
Also Ethel Hill, daughter of James Hill and Mary Ellen Robinson, died March 30th 1946, aged 55 years. Also the above named James Hill, died Aug 21st 1942, aged 83 years.
[Ralph Robinson Private G/22930, 11th bn., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.), died Wednesday 1st August 1917. Memorial Panel 11-13 & 14, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.]

SANDERSON. In proud and grateful memory of Arthur Lingard, the beloved and only son of John William and Mary Polson Sanderson, who was killed at Bullecourt, France, May 3rd 1917, aged 21 years. Also Mary Polson Sanderson, dearly loved wife of John William Sanderson, died Jan 22nd 1949, aged 77 years.
"A mother in Israel"
Also John William, the beloved husband of the late Mary Polson Sanderson, died Jan 20th 1954, aged 92 years.
[Arthur Lingard Sanderson, Lance Serjeant 201236, 2nd/4th Bn., York & lancaster Regt., died Thursday 3rd May 1917. Memorial Bay 8, Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.]

SMITH. In loving memory of William Henry, dear husband of Clara Smith, who died Nov 16th 1940, aged 74 years. Also of Willoughby F Smith, H L I, son of the above, missing in France Sept 19th 1918, in his 19th year. Also of the above named Clara, who died April 23rd 1943.
Also Kathleen, daughter of the above, died June 30th, 1965. Also Hilda, daughter of William and Clara, died February 18th, 1972.
[Willoughby Firth Smith, Private 38233, 5th Bn., Highland Light Infantry, died Thursday 19th September 1918, age 18. Son of William Henry & Clara Smith, Forres St, Crookes, Sheffield. Memorial panel 9& 10, Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.]

STANIFORTH. In loving memory of Bombr Maurice Eadon Staniforth, RFA, beloved son of Maurice Eadon and Ann Staniforth, who was killed in action in France, Novr 13th 1917, aged 26 years.
"Thy will be done."
Also of Maurice E, the beloved husband of Ann Staniforth, who died Feb 13th 1937, aged 75 years. Also Ann, beloved wife of the above, died May 5th 1946, aged 82 years.
Edith Pullein, 1899-1980, daughter of the above and devoted wife of Fred C Pullein.
[Maurice Eadon Staniforth appears identical with Driver 796131, 49th Div., Ammunition Col., Royal Field Artillery, died Tuesday 13th November, 1917, age 26. Son of Maurice Eadon Staniforth & Ann Staniforth, 213 Heavygate Rd, Crookes, Sheffield. Memorial IX.B.20, Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.]

STELL. In loving memory of Annie, the dearly loved daughter of William and Elizabeth Stell, who died Jan 29th 1915, aged 5 years.
" The evening stars shine on the grave of one we loved but could not save."
Also of the above Bombadier William Stell killed in action Nov 5th 1917 at Boesinghe, Belgium, aged 34 years.
"(Pro Patria)"
Also of the above named Elizabeth, who died March 31st 1961, aged 77 years.
[William Stell appears identical with W Stell, Bombadier 113750, 232nd Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery, died Tuesday 6th November 1917. Memorial II.B.1, Bleuet Farm Cemetery, Elverdinghe, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.]

STONE. In loving memory of John Albert, the dearly loved husband of Nellie Stone, who died Dec 24th 1945, aged 60 years.
"Till the day breaks, and the shadows flee away"
Also of Harry, the dearly loved son of the above, lost on HMS "Jaguar", March 1942, aged 23years.
"Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends"
Also Millie, wife of John Albert, died June 12th 1974, aged 88.
[Harry Stone appears identical with Coder P/JX223809, HMS "Jaguar", Royal Navy, died Thursday 26th March 1942, age 23. Son of John Albert & Nellie Stone, Sheffield. Memorial Panel 67, Column 1, Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.

STYRING. In proud and loving memory of Gunner Frank Rusby Styring, Heavy Branch MGC (Tank Corps), son of Charles Percy and Lily Styring, born November 8th 1889, died Easter Monday April 9th 1917, of wounds received in action same day at Arras. Buried at Beaurains, Arras, France.
"He knew no fear. He was one of my best men. He was guiding a "tank" over the Hindenburg line" OC
"He was in the open pointing out the way so that his crew might get along safely" The Chaplain.
[Frank Rusby Styring appears identical with Gunner 206159, "D" Bn., Tank Corps, died Monday 9th April 1917, age 27. Son of Charles Pwercy & Lily Styring, "Beaurains", Stumperlowe Crescent Rd, Sheffield. Memorial E.45, Beaurains Road Cemetery, Beaurains, Pas de Calais, France.]

206159 Pte Frank Rusby Styring born Oct to Dec ‘89; probably in Nether Hallam near Sheffield. Registered in Ecclesall Bierlow .
The third child and eldest son of optician Charles Percy Styring and his wife Lilly he was living in 1891 at 88 Sydney Rd, Nether Hallam, Sheffield then 37 Parkers Rd, Nether Hallam in Sheffield 1901.
Enlisted Sheffield, continued to serve with D Coy and then D Bn on its formation. DOW, aged 27, on 9 April 1917 whilst serving with D Bn during the opening actions of the battle of Arras. As he was buried at Beaurains Rd Military Cemetary, he was probably killed during the attack by 56th Div of the southern part of the Harp feature which was supported by No 10 Coy (either no 2 or 3 section - records vary). London Times death notice 1 May 1917.
His brother Ernest Lenton Styring served in KSLI and survived the war.

WEST. In loving memory of Edna beloved wife of Frederick West, died Dec 13th 1940, aged 34 years. Also Geoffrey beloved son of the above, died Dec 13th 1940, aged 4 years.
"Someday in time we will understand."
Both killed through enemy action.

WEST. In loving memory of Harry West, aged 67 years, also Elizabeth, beloved wife of the above, aged 63 years. Both killed through enemy action Dec 13th 1940.

WHITE. In loving memory of Leonard, beloved son of James Henry and Mary Elizabeth White, who died February 26th, 1914, aged 12 years. Also Emma, beloved daughter of the above who died in Australia, Decr 11th 1913, aged 29 years. Also Arthur, son of the above and beloved husband of Gertrude White, who was killed in action at Reutel Belgium, Novr 5th 1914, aged 27 years. Also of the above named James Henry White who died Feby 22nd 1930, aged 70 years. Also Mary Elizabeth White, who died April 15th 1935, aged 71 years. In loving memory of Bernard Awdas Fish, dear husband of Sarah A Fish, nee White, died at Mayfield, Sussex, April 25th 1969, aged 87 years.
[Arthur White appears identical with Private 8157, 2nd Bn., Coldstream Guards, died Thursday 5th November 1914, age 28. Son of Jim & Lydia, Fawcett St, Sheffield, husband of Gertrude Smith (formerly White) 66 Wayland Rd, Sharrow, Sheffield. Memorial IV.J.8, Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, Zillebeke, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.] "Deeply mourned."

WOOD. In loving memory of Charles Wood, died Dec 18th 1928, aged 61 years. Also Charles Arthur, son of the above, fell in action at Beaumont Hamel, November 14th 1916, aged 22 years. Also Annie Wood, wife of the above, died, July 29th 1934, aged 73 years. Also Elizabeth Annier Wood, LRAM., ARCM., daughter of the above, who died, March 1st 1958, aged 65 years
[Charles Arthur Wood appears identical with Private 4789, 7th Bn., Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), died Monday 13th November 1916, age 22. Son of Charles & Annie Wood, 24 Nairn Street, Crookes, Sheffield. Memorial 36, Hunter's Cemetery, Somme, France.]

In August 2011 I received a mail from a researcher who passed on the following information to me about his great uncle EDGAR WRIGHT who is buried in Crookes Cemetery.

"My great uncle Edgar Wright was a sailor in WW2 upon the HMS Exeter. This ship was sunk by the Japanese and he was taken prisoner for over four years. Having researched this, I found that he was held in Macassar, Celibes island, Indonesia and then taken to Japan on a ship called the Wales Maru. He was held in Fukoaka camp no26(nr Nagasaki), working in coal mines for the duration of the war.

Edgar died in the early 50’s of cancer, possibly due to the radiation of the atomic bomb which was dropped less than 50k away. Although Edgar didn’t die due to enemy action, I feel he deserves a place on your war dead website.

And so do I!. And if you wish to read more about Edgar's life please follow this link - it a fascinating and at times a harrowing story.

In May 2012 I received another mail from the same researcher who updated me about Edgar

"Since then my dad has made a cross and we placed it, at his grave site last weekend. I have attached some photos of the cross and some words my brother put together about him. These are as follows:
“Dear Edgar,
We present this cross as a token of our respect and memory for everything you did in your life. We gather here today, some family members who remember you and others who were too young to remember you, but have been told and are proud of everything you have done.

Through the years of your life in which we enjoy, you endured unimaginable sacrifice and hardship. Like so many of your generation. You stood against tyranny and fought a just cause which was not of your choosing.

Rest peacefully.

We are very proud of you.”

Edgar's Grave - Crookes Cemetery May 2012

"Death comes equally to us all, and makes us all equal when it comes." - John Donne



The First Tank Crews

Edgar Wright

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