War Casualties


William Attenborough (1894-1918)

Corporal – King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Named on the Mosborough War Memorial
Eldest son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Attenborough, Duke Street Mosborough, he was killed in France on 20 July 1918. Before returning to France in February 1918, he had been wounded twice. He was one of the first in Mosborough to join up, previously working at Holbrook Colliery. He was 24 years of age.

Alfred Ernest Bacon (1896-1916)

No. 22615. Private – Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters), 11th Battalion.
Named on the Halfway War Memorial and commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
A single man, he enlisted in January 1915 and arrived in France in July of that year. He was reported missing following the attack of 1st July; however, by the middle of October, his parents still had no definite news of his fate. He was aged 20, the son of Jonathan and Naomi Bacon, of 9 Station Road, Halfway.

Ernest Buxton (1880-1915)

No. 22628, Private – Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters), 9th Batallion.
Named on the Mosborough War Memorial and on the Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery F78
Ernest enlisted at Sutton in Ashfield and died at Gallipoli on 4 October 1915, aged 35. Husband of Mary Buxton of 37 Sherwood Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.

Wilfred Fields (1898-1918)

No. 78270, Private – 2nd. Durham Light Infantry, 15th Battalion
Buried at Serre Road Cemetery, No. 2, Beaumont-Hamel, France.
Youngest son of Joseph Henry Fields (deceased) and Annie Elizabeth Radford (formerly Fields), of 27 Mosborough Moor, Mosborough. Formerly a coal miner, he enlisted at Sheffield on 7th February 1917. He died in northern France on 21st March 1918, aged 19.

George Edwin Fletcher (1884-1917)

Private – Grenadier Guards, 3rd Battalion
Named on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France
Youngest son of John Fletcher and his wife Ann, of Diamond Row, Moor Hole, Mosborough; husband of the late Ann Fletcher. Formerly a farm labourer. He was declared missing presumed dead in France, on 27th November 1917, aged 33.

Samuel Frost (1893-1916)

No. 16121. Lance Corporal – Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters), 11th Battalion.
Buried at the Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard, Laventie, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.
Son of Frederick and Lucy Frost of 26 Queen Street, Mosborough.
Formerly a rope lad in a coal mine. Killed in action in France on 20th January 1916, aged 23. He was leaving his billet with a number of comrades, when a shell burst, killing Frost and his Sargeant. The deceased was a signaller.

Thomas William Robert Jackson (1891-1918)

No. 240301. Corporal – Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters), 1st 6th Battalion.
Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Son of Williams and Elizabeth Jane Jackson of 134 High Street, Mosborough. Formerly a coal miner. Wounded and hospitalized in France in 1915, when he wrote to his parents to say that he was wounded in the great advance on September 30th by a piece of shrapnel and added “I shall never forget that night, and I am pleased to say that I got off with a slight wound. The Germans shelled us worse than ever, and I thought it was all over with some of us in our platoon. When I got hit, someone was shouting, and on turning round one shell came from the front of our trench and also another. It seemed as though they met, and the concussion threw me into the side in quick style, and I did not know where I was for a second or two. The noise deafened me. It is fine to have a bed after eight months on a hard floor, and is nice to hear the sister talk to us in English. We had hardly got into the hospital before she came round to us with cigarettes.” (Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 16th October 1915)
Died 23rd October 1917, aged 26.

Samuel Moore (1893-1916)

No. E/1413. Private – ‘A’ Company, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, London Regiment.
Named on the Mosborough War Memorial and commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Eldest son of William Edwin and Gertrude Moore of 159 High Street, Mosborough. Killed in action, 13th November 1916, aged 23.

Rawson Munday (1892-1918)

No. 202255. Private – Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire) Regiment, 2nd Battalion.
Buried in Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, Departement de la somme, Picardie, France.
Only son of Charles and Elizabeth Sarah Munday and husband of Elizabeth May Munday, of 25 Moorhole, Mosborough. Formerly a farm labourer at Middle Handley. He was killed in action at Villers Bretonneux on 24th April 1918, aged 26.

Harry Pearson (c.1895-1918)

No. 38071. Private – South Staffordshire Regiment, 7th Service Battalion,
Named on the Mosborough War Memorial, he was buried at Naves Communal Cemetery Extension, Cambrai, France.
Eldest son of Arthur and Emily Pearson of 13 Mosborough Moor, Mosborough. He was killed in action on 10th October 1918, aged 23.

John William Priestley (c.1879-1920)

No. M/339684. Driver – Royal Army Service Corps
Buried in Eckington Cemetery, Derbyshire on 18th February 1920, aged 41. He enlisted on 11th December 1915 and was discharged after losing a leg during military service. Husband of Kate Priestley of 35 Rose Hill, Mosborough.