Enlisted August 1914; Pte 12/558 Sheffield City Bn, York & Lancs. Was in the Battle of the Somme 1/7/1916. Invalided home in 1917 with Trench Fever. Promoted Act Sgt, then 28/5/1918; Commissioned Duke of Wellingtons, 2/Lt West Riding Regt. At the end of the war he was training as an Air Pilot. b1893, Sheffield, son of Mr & Mrs George Luther Wood of Dore. Attended Silcoates School, Wakefield. Married Mary Susannah Catherine Gregory, only daughter of Mr & Mrs Walter Gregory of Hathersage on 10/7/1915 at Hathersage Wesleyan Chapel. Her brother John Darvill Gregory being best man. Worked in the family business of G. L. Wood & Co., Timber Merchants, Nursery Street, Sheffield. Died 12/1/1934 aged 41, and buried in Hathersage Churchyard.
Pte Scottish Borderers. (DC 17/7/1916; H Wilson listed as wounded). (SDT 20/11/1916; wounded in the arm some time ago, is in hospital). b 1896 Hathersage, son of William (General labourer) and Agnes Wilson. 1901C & 1911C living at Bank Top, Hathersage, a railway porter. Brother of William Wilson.
Sick Bay Steward, Royal Navy Brigade. b1887 Sheffield, a chemist. (SDT; 7/2/1918 married Eva Maria Wilson, late of Hathersage). Eva was born 1887, 1891C living at Newtown Row, Hathersage, with parents, William and Sarah M, brother Joseph b1875 and sister Sarah, b1879.
Pte T/236696 RASC. Brother of George Ambrose, John A, and William Alban Slinn. Their father was John Abram Slinn, b 1865 Hathersage and 1871C living on Oddfellows Row, Hathersage. Their mother was Sarah Ann Melland, elder sister of Hannah Maria Melland, the wife of Gilbert James McIlwrick above.
Nurse at Hathersage VAD Hospital c1915-1918. b1894. Elder sister of Cicely Agnes Bright Porter. b1894 Sheffield. Her fiancé was killed in WW1 and she never married. d May 1981 Westmorland. Their father William Smith Porter was a Physician, Lt Col R.A.M.C (territorial) 3rd Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, 1914-1918. Built ‘Phoebe Croft’ at Hope, Derbyshire, where the family lived 1908-1920, before returning to Sheffield. There were several organised trips by patients of Hathersage VAD hospital, to ‘Phoebe Croft’ during the war.
A Nurse at Hathersage VAD Hospital c1915-1918, then 1918-1919 at 4 London general Hospital (Kings Cross Hospital). b 1895 Sheffield. 1911C at Hope. Married 28/8/1928 Edward Fairchild Watling, classics master at King Edwards School, Sheffield. d 2/6/1982, Kendal, Westmorland. Sister of Edith Mary Porter. Their father William Smith Porter was a Physician, Lt Col R.A.M.C (territorial) 3rd Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, 1914-1918. Built ‘Phoebe Croft’ at Hope, Derbyshire, where the family lived 1908-1920, before returning to Sheffield. There were several organised trips by patients of Hathersage VAD hospital, to ‘Phoebe Croft’ during the war.
(née Laycock). While living at Totley, she was a nurse at Hathersage VAD Hospital. b1882 Sheffield, only daughter of W S Laycock of Oakbrook. Married in 1901 to Norman Kirkby Peace, who served as a Captain in WW1 and awarded the M.M. She died May 1918 age 36, leaving four children.
† Pte 366622 Notts & Derbys, 56560 2 Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers. (Weekly Casualty Report 4/12/1917; Missing believed killed on 16/9/1917).Remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial. b 1889 Mytham Bridge, Derbyshire. 1891c living with his grandmother at ‘Pollycroft’ Outseats. 1911c working at Eyam. Half-brother of Arthur Hickinson. Their mother was Clara Hickinson (later Clara Green).
Lt R.A.M.C. b1879 Johnstone, Renfrewshire. (SDT 6/1/1915; From St James, Grimsby when he married Dulcie Mary Travers of Moorland House, Hathersage, at Hathersage Parish Church on 5/1/1915).