Servicemen of WWI & II

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

Killed                                     Information

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)

Served                                  Information

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

Philip Mycock

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



  • Angela Unwin (Nee- Bettney) says:

    William Bettney Sherwood Foresters, I was told he was shot and wounded, but no other details.

  • Kevan Cother says:

    Reginald cother
    faught in desart campaign and in Italy.
    His brother charley Cother was in the
    Normandy landings.
    My father Reg came home only to be killed
    in 1949 at glebe mines Eyam.

  • Janet Gilbert says:

    My uncle Private Arthur Lennon son of William Anthony Lennon served with the Sherwood Foresters during WW1 He enlisted at the age of 17 and was killed on 31st December 1917 whilst carrying out
    stretcher bearjng duties aged 19. His remains are buried in Dunhallow ADS Cemetery, Iper, Belgium

    Ipres, Belgium.

    • Steve Bond says:

      You’re quite right, Janet. The list I provided is in addition to the 14 men named on the war memorial in the church yard, of whom Arthur Lennon s one. He is also featured in the WW1 exhibition in Eyam Museum.

  • John S Beard says:

    Jack (John) Mason. Served in ww2 in the far east. Laid the British Legion Reef on remembrance day from the late 1940s to 2010?

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