Roll Call of War Dead, 1914 - 1918

The list of names below is taken originally from 'History of Dore' by W.R. Gibson, published in 1927. It is commensurate with the brass memorial plaque in Dore Church to 'the men of this district' who lost their lives in, or as a result of, the First World War. Thirty of the names appear on Dore's War Memorial, and another ten on the Totley War Memorial.

The names below without links have not yet been positively identified and research continues.

NameService DetailsDeath and details of interment, where known
Barber, Herbert GrahamSecond Lieutenant in the 1st (Hallamshire) Volunteer Battalion of the York & Lancaster Regiment. When the Territorial Force was created in 1908, he was transferred to the Regiment’s 4th (Hallamshire) Battalion, a Territorial battalion composed of soldiers recruited exclusively from the Sheffield area.  He was promoted to captain, and died in the battle of the Somme on 7th July 1916. He was 31. He is buried at Authuille Military Cemetery. Shortly before his death, he had been awarded the Military Cross. 
Barber, MauriceOn 2nd November 1914, he became a Second Lieutenant in 4th (Hallamshire) Battalion. However, he was not sent to the Western Front until 14th January 1917. He later became captain and adjutant of the 2/4th York and Lancaster Regiment.Killed in action in Belgium on 25th November 1917, and is commemorated on the Cambrai memorial at Louverval, France. He was 25.
Belbin C. Pte 
Biggin, GeorgePrivate, A Company, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Light Infantry.Killed in action, July 19th, 1917 at the age of 25. Buried in Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery in Belgium.
Biggin, Robert Cocker RowlandPrivate 24062, 8th Battalion, Yorkshire and Lancashire Regiment.Killed by enemy action, 1st July 1916 (Battle of the Somme), and commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, which bears the names of those who died in the Somme sector and who have no known grave.
Binns, Clement StanleyServed in France in 1916 as Second Lieutenant in the 20th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Lost in action on 1st July 1916 (first day of the Battle of the Somme) and is commemorated on the Thiepval Monument
Bishop, Colin HedleyCommemorated on Totley War Memorial.
Cartwright, CharlesSecond Lieutenant in the 9th (Reserve) Battalion before being attached to the 8th Battalion, the Bedfordshire Regiment.Killed in action in April 1916, and is commemorated on Dore War Memorial and the Menin Gate in Ypres after his original grave north of La Brique in Belgium was lost.
Coates, PercyPrivate, 5th Sherwood Foresters.Reported missing, presumed killed in action, 20th March 1918. His name is to be found on the Arras Memorial at Faubourg-D'Amiens Cemetery.
Cooper, John Stephen (Jack)In May 1915, Jack was transferred to the Royal Flying Corps, where he was trained as a pilot.Killed in action with his Observer, 2nd Lt McQueen, over Bapaume on 25th March 1917, while flying with 70 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps.
Davidson, John Whitworth On 15th August 1914 he was commissioned as a Second-Lieutenant in the 4th (Extra Reserve) Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters. At that time, the Battalion was based in Sunderland, where John carried out his initial training. He did not arrive in Belgium until 4th September 1915, when he was posted to the 10th Battalion of The Sherwood Foresters, and was promoted to First Lieutenant on 10th March 1916.Wounded on 5th March 1917, dying of his wounds later the same day in No.48 Casualty Clearing Station at Bray sur Somme. He was 22 years old. He was buried in Bray Military Cemetery.
Fisher, Tom BrownCommemorated on Totley War Memorial.
Fletcher, Sydney StuartEnlisted in the 12th Sheffield Battalion, Yorks and Lancs Regiment, on 12th January 1915. Whilst declaring himself to be 19 years and a month old, in reality he was only sixteen.Killed in action on 13th October 1918, and is buried in York Cemetery, Haspres, about ten miles from Cambrai. Born in 1898 he was only 20 years old, and if he had lived just one more month would have seen the armistice.
Frost, Arthur DouglasServed as Private 12/1238 in the 12th York and Lancaster Regiment (the Sheffield City Battalion).Buried in the Sucrerie Military Cemetery. The personal inscription on Arthur’s headstone is the single word BLESSED. 
Gill, GlossopPrivate in the Royal Army Service Corps (Regimental number RX4/235624).Died of pneumonia at the Camp Hospital, Romsey on 15th March 1917, aged 38. He is commemorated on his sister Gertrude Lee's grave in Dore churchyard.
Green, JosephEnlisted in July 1916 into the 25th Machine Gun Company of the Australian Imperial Force.died on 27th March 1918 at No. 2 Casualty Clearing Station, of wounds received in action on the 25th. He is buried at the Communal Cemetery, Bailleul.
Green, James WilliamCommemorated on Totley War Memorial.
Green, William ErnestPrivate in the 1st/4th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment.Killed in Flanders in 1917.
Gummer S. Capt
Hall, Thomas Kershaw DonaldEnlisted as a gunner in the Royal Field Artillery, serving in the ranks until October 1915 when, upon a special nomination of the University, he entered the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich. He held a high position in the examinations, passing out third, and receiving his commission in August, 1915.Killed in action on 9th October 1917, at the age of just 20. He has no known grave, but is commemorated, as Thomas Kershaw Hall, on the Tyne Cot Memorial near Ypres in West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, and as Donald Hall on Dore War Memorial.
An enameled brass plaque commemorating his death is to be found behind the pulpit in Christ Church, Dore; it is inscribed with his details and the word 'Ubique' (Everywhere).
Hancock, AlbertAt first a Private (no. 47292) in the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment, but on 7th October 1918 transferred to the 13th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry.Declared missing in action in France and presumed dead on 23rd October 1918, just over a fortnight after his transfer and less than three weeks before hostilities ceased. He was just nineteen years old.
Hill, Herbert AllanCommemorated on Totley War Memorial.
Ibbotson, Cecil GeorgeEnlisted into the 12th Battalion, Yorkshire and Lancashire Regiment - the Sheffield Pals.Died on 21st June 1916, aged just 20. He is buried at Bertrancourt Military Cemetery.
Jackson, Cedric ArthurInitially, Cedric had enlisted in the Sheffield Pals Battalion, but by the time of his death on Bonfire Night, 1917 he had transferred to the Royal Flying Corps.Killed whilst flying off the Dover coast, at the age of 23.
Jackson, HerbertEnlisted in 1916, first with the King's Own Scottish Borderers, then being transferred to the 9th (Glasgow Highlanders) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.In November 1917 he was wounded at Passchendaele, the Third Battle of Ypres, and was cared for at the hospital in St. Omer where he died on Saturday 5th January 1918. He is buried in Longuenesse (St. Omer) Cemetery, Pas de Calais.
Marsden, William AmbroseGunner, Royal Field Artillery.Died on 13th February 1917 in the 1st Northern General Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne whilst in training there with the RFA.
Martin, Robert HughCommemorated on Totley War Memorial.
Milner, Roy Denzil PashleyCommemorated on Totley War Memorial.
Newnes C. Pte 
Panton, Arthur William234th Field Company, Royal Engineers.By the beginning of September 1916 he was listed as wounded, then missing in action at the Somme. His body was found, as he was subsequently listed as killed in action. He is buried at Ancre British Cemetery at Beaumont-Hamel.
Parker, JamesCommemorated on Totley War Memorial.
Parsons, Harold CharlesWarrant Officer, 5th Battalion, the King's Liverpool Regiment. Discharged in 1916 (reason unknown but may have been poor eyesight) and transferred to Merchant Navy.Died on 9th March 1920, aged 23. Circumstances not known.
Patten, George HerbertPrivate 49445 in the Second Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment.Died from wounds received on 25th April, 1918. He is buried in Leicester, so presumably was sent home for medical care.
Peat, Lewis WillardPrivate in the 1st Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derbys) Regiment.killed in action in Flanders on 30th January 1916. He is commemorated on the memorial in Loos Military Cemetery.
Pinder, AlbertCommemorated on Totley War Memorial.
Pybus, FredPrivate in the 8th Battalion, the King's Own (Yorkshire) Light Infantry.Killed in action on 1st July 1916, and is buried in Blighty Valley Cemetery, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France.
Seed, HarperSecond Lieutenant, 17th Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derbys Regiment).Died on the battlefield in France on 20th September 1917. As a former member of the Royal Academy of Music in London, his name appears on their Roll of Honour in central London.
Sykes, SamuelPrivate 2321, Derbyshire Yeomanry. By the time of his death, he had been transferred to the 1/6th Battalion, Notts and Derby Regiment, otherwise known as the Sherwood Foresters, where he held the rank of corporal.killed in action in Flanders on 8th March 1917. He is buried at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, 18 kilometres south-west of Arras.
Tallent, JamesPrivate in the 8th Service Battalion of the Yorks and Lancs Regiment.Killed in action on one of the most horrendous days in all the Great War - 1st July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. He is buried at Adanac Military Cemetery.
Tasker, SavillePrivate, initially in the 1st and then in the 11th Battalion, the Notts and Derby regiment (The Sherwood Foresters) - a service battalion formed in September 1914 specifically for the duration of the war.The grave of Saville Tasker in Dore churchyard has a headstone erected by the Imperial War Graves Commission. Saville was entitled to this because, although he did not die until after the Armistice, he nonetheless died during the designated war years (4th August 1914 to 31st August 1921), while still on military service.
Taylor, Edwin AndrewPrivate, first in the 6th Battalion, the West Riding Regiment (E Company), and later in the 9th Battalion of the same Regiment.Died of wounds at 53 Ambulance Station on 5th November 1918, having apparently been wounded the previous day, probably in the Second Battle of the Sambre. He is buried in the Forest Communal Cemetery, Forest, France.
Taylor, John ThomasEnlisted with the Sheffield Pals on 11th January 1915, at the age of 21 years and 10 months. On 5th February 1918, when the Sheffield City Battalion was disbanded, he seems to have been transferred to the 1st/5th Battalion of the Yorks and Lancs.Died of wounds on 15th April 1918, and is buried in Le Grand Beaumart British Cemetery, Steenwerck, France
Taylor W.P. Lieut
Todd, HaroldPrivate no. 822 in the 12th Service Battalion, otherwise known as the Sheffield Battalion of the Yorks and Lancs Regiment.Died of his wounds on 3rd May 1916 in France. Buried at Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps.
Turner, BernardCommemorated on Totley War Memorial.
Turner, CharlesCommemorated on Totley War Memorial.
Warmsley, Frank WalterEnlisted as a Private in the Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment, but was later promoted to Lieutenant.Died on 22nd November 1917, only three months after his promotion. Buried in the Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery in northern France.
Wingfield, Henry EdwardsOn 21st August 1915, joined the 12th Battalion (the Sheffield City Battalion) of the York and Lancaster Regiment, and was given the regimental number 12/1602.Killed in action in Flanders on 22nd July 1916, and is buried in Rue-du-Bacquerot no.1 Military Cemetery, Laventie, Pas-de-Calais.
Wingfield W.F. Pte
Wolstenholme, SelbyPrivate (268728) in the 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters.killed in action on 19th September 1918. He is buried in the Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon, Departement de l’Aisne, in Picardie.
Wright S. Sergt


Source: A History of Dore. W.R. Gibson (1927) 

Related Topics: Dore in the First World War | Dore's War Memorial | Lych Gate War Memorial