Sgt 16179 KOYLI in 9th (Service) Battalion. Formed at Pontefract in September 1914. In France Sept to Oct 1915, lost a finger at battle of Loos 25/9/1915 and also had a hole in his back and facial injuries. His daughter said he was treated at one time in Trianon Palace, Versailles, Paris, which was used as a hospital. He was in Western General Hospital, Pendleton, Manchester and Ellastone Auxiliary Hospital (Lichfield). He then joined 11th (Reserve) Battalion, Rugeley, before returning to France April to July 1916. Received slight gunshot wounds to back and shoulder 1/7/1916. On return to England he joined 8th Training Reserve Battalion at Rugeley, (No 5/28830) which became 53rd (Young Soldier) Training Battalion. Promoted Sgt in 1918. Listed in ‘Absent Voters’ list Oct 1918 no 528830 KOYLI. There is a photo of him with Frederick Thompson, Enoch Hallam and possibly Fred Uttley, at a military training camp together. Enoch brought him out of action the second time he was wounded. He was demobbed to reserves on 13/2/1919.
b 25/11 1894. Before WW1 he was employed as a motor mechanic for P J Turner Ltd, Stoke Quarries, Grindleford, which was run by George Arnold Turner. See George Cowin.
He married Mary Martha Finney on 1/12/1917 at Matlock, but she died of influenza in the world epidemic in Dec 1918. In April 1920 he married Agnes Mary Thompson, on 29/4/1920 at Eyam. Agnes was Frederick Thompson’s brother who lived with their parents at Fox House, Hathersage up to about 1897. James’ father founded ‘Henry Hulley & Sons’, omnibus operators, Baslow.
4 Bn Y & L R TF. Temp Capt., 1919 for leading a POW Coy.
Member of Hathersage British Legion (DT 5/2/1937). b 1895 Sheffield. 1911C living at Dobbin Hill. 1941 ‘Kellys’ at Saltergate, Bamford.
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.
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.
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.
† ≠ 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.
† ≠ 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.
† ≠ 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.
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.