Bradfield Roll Of Honour, War Memorial, St Nicholas Churchyard

To the glory of God and in memory of the Bradfield men who gave their lives for

their country in the great war 1914-1918. Their name liveth for evermore.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Erected by the parishioners of Bradfield.

 

Bramall, Ernest. York & Lancaster Regiment 2nd/5th Bn Private. Service No. 241904. Age 37. Arras Memorial, Pas De Calais, France. 03-May 1917. Born in Bradfield, Son of William and Elizabeth Bramall. The 1901 census shows Ernest, aged 21 a Horseman. His father aged 59 is listed as a Farmer. His mother is aged 58. Born in Penistone. The Arras Memorial bears the names of 35,000 men whose graves are not known. Ernest enlisted in Sheffield, he was killed in action.
Buckley, Henry. York & Lancaster Regiment "D" Coy. 6th Bn. Private. Service No. 11537. Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey. 21-Nov 1915. Henry came from Dungworth. Son of Arthur and Mary Hannah (Nee Ibbotson) Buckley. He had a younger brother, Bernard and three sisters, Jeanie, Rosey and May. The 1901 census records the family living at Cross Cottage, Bradfield. His father died in 1913, aged 44. Henry was a General Labourer, he enlisted in Sheffield on the 29th August 1914 aged 19. He went to Gallipoli on the 13th September 1915 and died of wounds, gunshot wound to the right thigh. The Helles memorial bears more than 21,000 names of men who have no known grave. Henry Buckley's name also appears on a memorial tablet in memory of those killed, who had passed through the Bradfield Wesleyan Sunday School. The Helles memorial bears more than 21,000 names of men who have no known grave.
Charlesworth, Arnold. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 4th Reserve Bn. Corporal. Service No. 20256. Age 31. Bradfield, St Nicholas Churchyard, England. 05-Sep 1918. Son of Percy and Emma Charlesworth of Brightholmlee, Wharncliffe Side. The 1901 census lists Arnold, aged 13 a Brickmakers Labourer. He had an elder brother, Willie, who was a Gardener. Arnold also had a younger brother, Ernest and four younger sisters, Jessie, Annie, Mary and Sarah Ellen. Arnold died at home. His brother, Ernest served in the RGA, service number 16705.
Crapper, Charles Hoyland. Yorkshire Regiment. Second Lieutenant. Age 31. Bradfield, St Nicholas Churchyard. 26-Apr 1918. Born in Aston. Youngest son of Jonathon & Emily Crapper. Husband of L. Crapper of 8 Cavendish Road, St John's Road, London. Charles went to France on the 27 August 1915, he died of wounds. Charles was awarded the Military Medal (MM). His award was announced in the London Gazette, published 8th December 1916. It read "His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the field to the undermentioned Non-commissioned Officers and Men" ... 34959 Cpl. (Actg. Sjt.) C. Crapper, R.A.M.C. At this time, Charles was a member of the Royal Army Medical Corps. The 1891 census shows Charles aged 3 living with his family at Lawn Farm in Aston, Rotherham. His father Jonathon Crapper is aged 49 and listed as a farmer. Charles has three brothers, Bernard, William and Francis. They all have the second name Hoyland, including Charles. He has three sisters, Frances, Marrion and Edith. Charles is also remembered on a memorial tablet at Sheffield Cathedral, which records the names of Policemen & firemen who lost their lives in the great war.
Earnshaw, William Henry. Duke Of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) 3rd Bn. Private. Service No. 15454. Age 35. Halifax, Stoney Royd Cemetery. 05-Mar 1915. Son of Jonathan and Ann Earnshaw of Bradfield. Husband of Elizabeth Emma Poppleton (formerly Earnshaw) of Sykehouse Lane, Dungworth. William Earnshaw's name also appears on a memorial tablet in memory of those killed, who had passed through the Bradfield Wesleyan Sunday School.
Elliott, Albert. Machine Gun Corps 245th Coy. Corporal. Service No. 33712. Age 19. Wancourt British Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. 30-Sep 1917. Son of Eliza Moss of 50 Arundel Street, Glossop, Derbyshire.

Elliott, Charles Stuart. York & Lancaster Regiment 1st Bn. Private. Service No. 18658. Age 30. Ypres, Menin Gate, Belgium. 08-May 1915. Son of Charles and Mary Elliott of Manor Farm, Southey, Sheffield. Husband of Maggie Elliott of Low Bradfield. The 1891 census lists his father, Charles as a Game Keeper, aged 53. His mother Mary is aged 36. They live at Giberalter, Bradfield. Charles has three brothers, Spencer, Ernest and Cecil. He has two sisters, Clara & Louisia. Stuart Elliott's name also appears on a memorial tablet in memory of those killed, who had passed through the Bradfield Wesleyan Sunday School. On the 19th June the Sheffield Daily Independant reported Stuart missing since the 8th May 1915. It also said he was the secretary of the Bradfield Wesleyan Cricket Club. The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial bears the names of more than 54,000 men whose graves are not known.

Eyre, Wilfred. York & Lancaster Regiment 2nd Bn. Private. Service No. 18726. Essex Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. 21-Apr 1916. Born in Hathersage, Derbyshire. Son of Thomas and Teresa Eyre. The 1891 census shows the family living at Barnfield House, Hathersage. His father is a 36 year old Stone Cutter. His mother is aged 43. He has two brothers, Lewis, 15 and Samuel, 10. He has a sister, Elizabeth, aged 13. The 1901 census shows Wilfred, a farm servant in the parish of Stoke, Derby. Enlisted in Sheffield. Killed in action. Wilfred was approx. 32 when he died. Essex farm was used as a dressing station cemetery between 1915 and 1916. It was in this cemetery that Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae wrote the poem 'In Flanders Fields'. Wilfred is also on the memorial to 'The men of Derwent-Woodlands' which sits on the side of the road next to the Ladybower Reservoir.
Helliwell, George. Durham Light Infantry 13th Private. Service No. 47395. Age 21. Bradfield, St Nicholas Churchyard. 17-Nov 1918. Son of William and Mary Hannah Helliwell of Mill Farm, Bradfield. George Helliwell's name also appears on a memorial tablet in memory of those killed, who had passed through the Bradfield Wesleyan Sunday School.
Horsfield, Sidney. West Yorkshire Regiment 1st/5th Bn. Private. Service No. 242950. Age 22. Bradfield, St Nicholas Churchyard. 28-Oct 1918. Son of Walter and Charlotte Horsfield of Agden Dam House, Bradfield. Died of wounds received in France, he was buried at Bradfield on the 8th November 1918. Sidney Horsfield's name also appears on a memorial tablet in memory of those killed, who had passed through the Bradfield Wesleyan Sunday School.
Horsfield, William. Yorkshire Regiment 7th Bn. Private. Service No. 25656 Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France 31-Dec 1916 .William Horsfield's name also appears on a memorial tablet in memory of those killed, who had passed through the Bradfield Wesleyan Sunday School.

Horsfield, Willis. West Yorkshire Regiment 10th Bn. Private. Service No. 51772. Age 24. Acheux British Cemetery 13-Jun 1918 Son of George and Amelia M. Horsfield (Nee Couldwell) of Stubbin Farm, Bradfield. The 1891 census lists his father, George as a Stone Quarryman, aged 40. His mother is aged 37. Willis has four sisters, Mary, Rose, Lilly and Moyra.. They live at Foulstone Cottage, Bradfield. Willis Horsfield's name also appears on a memorial tablet in memory of those killed, who had passed through the Bradfield Wesleyan Sunday School.

Laycock, Cyril. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 1st/5th Bn. Service No. Private 35909. Age 21. Nine Elms British Cemetery 16-Oct 1917 Son of Herbert and Eliza Harriet (Nee Coldwell) Laycock of Folderings, Oughtibridge. The 1891 Census Lists his father as a General Labourer, they live at Cundy Houses.

Laycock, Enoch. London Rifle Brigade 1st/5th Bn. Rifleman. Service No. 45451. Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux 27-Aug 1918. Born in 1899, Wortley, Enoch was Approx. 19 when he died. Son of Herbert & Eliza Harriet (Nee Coldwell) Laycock of Folderings, Oughtibridge. They married in the district of Wortley, 1889. The 1901 Census, lists Herbert as a Green Keeper at a Golf Course.

Marriott, Albert. Royal Field Artillery. Shoeing Smith. Service No. 37093. Age 29. Gringley-on-the-Hill Cemetery 23-Feb 1917. Born in South Clifton, Nottinghamshire. Son of John W. Marriott and Annie Marriott. Husband of Elizabeth Robertshaw (formerly Marriott) of High Street, Gringley-on-the-Hill. The 1891 Census shows Albert aged 3, living with his family at Newark, Nottinghamshire. His father John, aged 27 is listed as a Baker who has two apprentices named Forrington. His mother Annie is aged 26. He has an elder brother, William and two sisters, Ellen & Mabel.

Micklethwaite, Horace. Royal Field Artillery 'C' Battery. 86th Bde. Gunner. Service No. 233745. Age 25. Arras Memorial, Pas De Calais, France. 21-Mar 1918. Born in 1893 at Stocksbridge. Son of William Henry and Alice Jane (Nee White) Micklethwaite of Poggs Farm, Bolsterstone. The 1901 census lists his father, William as a labourer in a Steel works. His mother, Alice was born in London. The 1891 census shows Horace's father, Aged 22, living at home with his family at 12 Haywood Park, Bolsterstone. His mother and father were married in 1891 at St Mary's church, Bolsterstone. Horace was killed in action. He lived in Penistone. His name appears on the war memorial next to St. John's church, Penistone. The Arras Memorial bears the names of 35,000 men whose graves are not known. Horace is also remembered on the Bolsterstone War Memorial at St Mary's Church.

Parker, Willis. York & Lancaster Regiment 2nd Bn. Private. Service No. 204343. Arras Memorial, Pas De Calais, France. 21-Mar 1918. Willis was approx. 20 when he died. Son of William and Lucy Parker. On the 1901 census Willis is aged 3, his father, William is listed as a File Cutter aged 37. His Mother Lucy is aged 37. He has a younger brother Frank aged 6 months. Willis enlisted on the 11th December 1915. He was wounded in 1917. In 1918, he was reported missing, presumed killed in action. The Arras Memorial bears the names of 35,000 men whose graves are not known.

Rhodes, Thomas Wood. York & Lancaster Regiment 'B' Coy. 12th Bn. Lance Corporal. Service No. 12/489. Aged 23. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. 01-Jul 1916. Killed in action on the first day of the Somme. Son of Albert Edward and Emily Rhodes of Benty Holme, Oughtibridge. His father, Albert died in 1952, aged 90. His mother, Emily died in 1943. The 12th York and Lancs were known as the 'Sheffield Pals'. Their formal title was the Sheffield City Battalion, They trained initially at Redmires. Thomas attacked the heavily defended village of Serre. The attack was a disaster. Casualties on the 1st July for the 12th Y & L were 17 officers and 495 men. A total of 512. The Sheffield Roll Of Honour shows he was a Lance Corporal, but the CWGC lists him as a Private. Thomas's name is on the Thiepval Memorial which bears the names of more than 73,000 men who at one time had been listed as missing and have no known grave.

Rimmington, Thomas Henry. Northumberland Fusiliers (Tyneside Scottish) 23rd Private. Service No. 47446. Bailleul Road East Cemetery, St. Laurent-Blangy. Pas De Calais, France. 09-Apr 1917. Born Oldcotes, Yorkshire, 1893. Son of Richard and Jane Eliza (Nee Goodacre) Rimmington. Thomas was killed on the first day of the battle of Arras. Enlisted in Sheffield. Died of wounds. Formerly served as 184895, R.F.A.
Robins, George Frederick. Northumberland Fusiliers 6th Bn. Private. Service No. 4416. Age 21. Middlesbrough (North Ormesby) Cemetery 30-Apr 1916 Son of Issac John Robins and Ann Jane Skelcher (formerly Robins) of 'Fairhurst', Brightholmlee, Oughtibridge, Sheffield. Enlisted in Newcastle.
Towers, John Wiston. York & Lancaster Regiment 8th Bn. Private. Service No. 16390. Thiepval, Somme, France. 01-Jul 1916. Born in the district of Gainsborough, 1894. John was approx. 22 years old when he was killed in action on the first day of the Somme. He lived at Old Wheel, Loxley. As late as September 1916, He was still reported as missing in the Sheffield Daily Independent newspaper. John was in the 23rd divisions attack on Ovillers. They attacked with the 8th KOYLI. They took the 1st German line & entered the 2nd, but were forced to withdraw. They suffered 635 Casualties. The Thiepval Memorial bears the names of more than 73,000 men who at one time had been listed as missing and have no known grave.
Vickers, Charles Goldthorp. York & Lancaster Regiment 2nd/4th Bn. Captain. Age 27. Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France. 22-Nov 1917. Born 1890, in the district of Ecclesall Bierlow. Youngest son of Mr Charles Edmond Vickers and Mary Bateman (Nee Sugden) Vickers of Ughill Hall. His father was a Solicitor. They later moved to The Manor House, Ecclesall, Sheffield. Charles fell in action at Bourlon Wood, France. He was originally buried at Graincourt Cemetery. The Cambrai memorial bears the names of 7,000 men who died in the battle of Cambrai, whose graves are not known.

Walton, Seth. York & Lancaster Regiment, 6th Bn. Private. Service No. 11277. Aged 22. Portianos Military Cemetery, Lemnos, Greece. 28-Sep 1915. Born in Bradfield in 1893. Son of Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth (Nee Ibbotson) Walton of Blue Boy Street, Allen Street, Sheffield. Thomas and Sarah were married in 1892. On the 1901 Census Seth is 8 years old. His Father, Thomas, aged 37 is shown as a postman, born in Bolsterstone. They are living at Thorn Cottage, Bradfield. His mother is aged 28, born in Huddersfield. The war memorial at High Bradfield, St Nicholas Churchyard, shows his regiment as the K.O.Y.L.I. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records he was in the York & Lancaster Regiment. Seth Walton's name also appears on a memorial tablet in memory of those killed, who had passed through the Bradfield Wesleyan Sunday School. Seth a General Labourer, enlisted in Sheffield on the 27th August 1914, aged 21. Britain declared war on Germany on the 4th August 1914. Seth was one of the many men who immediately volunteered. He sailed with his battalion to Lemnos on the 1st July 1915 and from there he would have taken part in the offensive in Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, August 1915. He was wounded in the Dardanelles. The Greek island of Lemnos was used as a military base and housed several military hospitals.  

Waterton, Andrew C. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 9th Bn. Private Service No. 26509. Aged 20 Thiepval, Somme, France. 01-Oct 1916 Born in Thurnscoe. Son of William Henry & Sarah Waterton of 25 Laversack Street, Handsworth, Sheffield The 1901 census shows Andrew aged 5. His father William, is listed as a Carpenter or House Joiner. Andrew had 4 brothers and 3 sisters. His eldest brother was a Stone Masons apprentice in 1901. His sister Hannah is a barmaid.
Wragg, Fred. York & Lancaster Regiment "D" Coy. 10th Bn. Private. Service No. 34103. Age 30. Pond Farm Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium 15-Jul 1917 Son of William and Ann Wragg of Yew Tree Farm, Bradfield. His Mother, Ann died on the 2nd April 1920, aged 55. His Father, William was accidentally killed on the 21st June 1926, aged 64. Fred Wragg's name also appears on a memorial tablet in memory of those killed, who had passed through the Bradfield Wesleyan Sunday School. Pond Farm Cemetery was used by fighting units and ambulances in 1917. Fred was killed by shell fire while the battalion was in trenches on Messines ridge. They were there from the 12th to the 19th and lost 1 officer and 18 men killed.

Remembered on a Memorial tablet in memory of those killed, who

had passed through the Bradfield Wesleyan Sunday School.

To the glory of God and in sacred memory of those who passed through the

Bradfield Wesleyan Sunday School and who gave their lives for God and

country in the great war 1914-1919  

Hall, Willie
Hirst, William Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 23rd Company. Private. Service No. 44967. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. 23-Oct 1916. Son of Tom and Anne Hirst. Enlisted in Sheffield, whilst living in Dungworth. Thomas's name is on the Thiepval Memorial which bears the names of more than 73,000 men who at one time had been listed as missing and have no known grave.
Sanderson, Wilfred, Ewart. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 7th Bn. Private. Service No. 45166. Age 26. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium 16-Aug 1917 Son of Thomas and Alice Ann Sanderson. Of 25 Burrowlee Road, Owlerton, Sheffield. Husband of Winifred Woodward (formerly Sanderson) of 20 Yew Tree Road, Wormholt Estate, Shepherds Bush, London. The 1891 Census shows the family at Birley Carr, Sheffield. Wilfred is 5 months old. His Father Thomas, is listed as a 35 year old File Cutter. His mother Alice is aged 30. He has three brothers. Thomas, aged 9. Louis, aged 4 and Ernest, 2. He has two sisters. Catherine, aged 11 and Edith, aged 7.