✟ ß Щ Enlisted at Buxton. 29011 Pte. 10 Bn Sherwood Foresters, ‘Nottingham Pals’. Killed by an mine explosion under their trenches near the canal, during the batlle of “The Bluff”, St Eloi, Belgium, on 14/2/1916, age 20. Remembered on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium, panel 39-41. (See article & photo p 50 WHW2W). (DT 20/1/1917 ‘news has reached the parents in Hathersage that Pte J Wilson, Sherwood Foresters, missing since 14/2/1916 is now officially listed as dead’) The J Wilson referred to is this Frank Wilson.
b 1894 Barnfield Cottages, Hathersage. Lived at The Dale. 1901C living at Church Bank Top, with Millicent and Charles Robert, his siblings, widower father, Robert Charles Wilson (coal & corn carrier) and his mother Sarah’s father, Samuel Darwent. 1911C a farm labourer at Green’s House, Hathersage with Jesse Wragg & family. Also at one time a farm labourer at Highlow.