Remembering and honoring the men from the world wars – Do you know anyone who served?
Stoney Middleton and its brave men gave unreservedly for the benefit of our freedom, serving in both world wars.
SMHCCG would like to commemorate these men compiling a list of all who served along with their stories. The information will form a dedicated section on the website (and in the heritage centre) and will be available to all, forever, ensuring the actions of these brave men is never forgotten.
Steve Bond a local historian currently working on the history of Boot making has provided a list of men he has come across who served in WWI, if you have any information about these men, or any others please let us know.
The men of WWI
Leonard Hancock Killed in action, Belgium 1914
William Wall Invalided out, then dies (Sherwood Foresters)
Frank Key Killed in Action
George Hodgkinson Killed in action, 1918 (from Nether Padley)
Pte Jacob Eidson Sherwood Foresters
Pte Lincoln Mason Royal Engineers
Sgt D. Helliwell Sherwood Foresters
Pte H.Hancock Sherwood Foresters
Pte Thomas Hancock D.O.W. regiment
Pte James Harrison Driver
Pte George Jackson Lancashire Regiment
Pte Imard (not sure if that’s the right spelling) M.G.C.
Pte E.Gregory Durham Light Infantry
Percy Nugent Derbyshire Yeomanry
Pte P.Furness Service in India
Pte Harold White Wounded
Willis Mason (born in Foolow I believe)
Wallace Barker Enlisted in 1904, came back to work in a boot factory, then re-enlisted in 1914 (brother of Alfred who was killed)
James Carter served in Germany (Thomas Carter’s brother; I think another brother, Sam, was also in the army for a while)
Bernard Whitworth Royal Field Artiller