18176 Pte Notts & Derbys Regt. Went to France 1915. Received serious shrapnel wound to his back. Discharged 20/2/1918.

b Holmesfield 1897. 1901C living with his family in Eyam, but by 1911C had moved back to Norman Swift’s farm, his uncle, in Holmesfield. About 1928 living in Abney, Nr Hathersage.

HAYWOOD, Harry Percival

79154 Pte 15th Bn London Regt, 24174 Army Pay Corps. (Derby’s Adv. 14/7/1917; Shrapnel wound to face).

b 1881 Derby. 1911C at Derby, a Bank Clerk, worked at Hathersage branch of Parr’s Bank. Father; Henry Haywood was Derbyshire Chief Constable.

COOK, Francis Reginald

20499 L/Cpl 14th King’s Hussars. Served in Palestine & Mesopotamia. b 1893 (birth registered at 1894 Melbourne, Derbys).  1911C living at Melbourne, a bank clerk. Derby Daily Tele 16/1/1930; ‘Takes up new post as Chief Clerk in Hathersage, after twenty years’ service at Derby Corn Market branch’.

A member of Hathersage British Legion.  1925 Kellys Directory living at Lady Hays, Cannon Fields, Hathersage. His connection with Hathersage began after WW1


Lt Col R Eng West Riding Volunteers. B 1862. Lived at Brookfield Manor, Hathersage. Died 1938 Losehill Hail, Castleton. Probably didn’t serve in WW1. Vice President of Hathersage British Legion 1937.

CARTER, Charles

† ≠   ß  Щ Research has failed to come up with anything conclusive about Charles Carter, listed as killed on the Bible Class Memorial Board. There is a Charles Carter, 6695 Sgt 10 Bn Yorkshire Hussars, KIA 3/7/1916. His wife was Beatrice. He only appears on the 1911C as living and born in Sheffield 1881, but according to his medal list and register of soldier’s effects he used an alias of ‘Dean’ however there isn’t a Charles Dean we could find who fits.

CAMMELL, Reginald Archibald

† ≠   Lt Air Battalion Royal Engineers. He was commissioned on 25/7/1906 and joined the Army Air Battalion in 1908. Took his Royal Aero Club Aviation Certificate at Lark Hill, Salisbury Plain on 31/12/1910. He was killed in an air crash at Hendon 17/9/1911 age 25. He was the first military air casualty killed on duty. At the time he was testing a new ‘Valkyrie’ monoplane. There is a dedicated memorial to him on Queens Avenue, Aldershot, which is listed due to its historical significance. Born 10/1/1886 at Inverness. He was the grandson of Charles Cammell and who lived at Brookfield Manor, Hathersage. Reginald Cammell inherited Brookfield Manor from his father Archibald in March 1911, only six months before his own tragic death. It is unlikely he lived there for any length of time as he would have been with his unit.

Although Reginald did not lose his life during WW1, he is worth remembering because of his pioneering air force work.

DIDCOCK, Alexander

† ≠  Service history: Army Reserve 27/2/1917, entered 17/4/1917. Draft for BEF 2/4/1918. Able Seaman R/1162 RNVR. joined Drake Bn. Royal Naval Division 8/4/1918. (18/5/1918 suffering from Pyrexia of unknown origin, i.e., a fever for which no cause was found. He  re-joined Drake Battalion 13/8/1918. D of W 27/9/1918 in 149th (RN) Field Ambulance (Shrapnel wounds to Abdomen).   Buried Louverval Military Cemetery, Doignies, France . Remembered on the East Dereham Roll of Honour. b 6/4/1899 Wells next to the sea, Norfolk. 1911C scholar in Dorset. His father was Rev Henry Richard Didcock, Methodist minister, Norfolk War Hospital, Thorpe St. Andrew, Norwich, and later of: The Manse, Fair View Rd., Hungerford, Berks, and  who spent his later years (after c1937?) as a highly respected resident in the Hathersage branch of the Homes for the Aged, (Moorland House). Where he rendered devoted service to the Peak and Bradwell Methodist Circuit, until he died, Hathersage 1957.

GRAYSON, Thomas Edward

Capt K O Y L I.  b 1896 Sheffield. 1911C Sheffield. He came to Hathersage after WW1 (DT 5/11/1932 refers to a Major T E Grayson, Five Oakes, (Park Edge) Hathersage). Member of Hathersage British Legion in 1931.