|Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)||201682 & 4634||1/5th Battalion|
Photos courtesy David England
Known as Harold, Joseph Harold England was born in 1894. He attended Crich Council School and Wirksworth Grammar School before working at Lea Mills as a framework knitter and clerk. When he joined the Army in August 1915 he was no longer employed at Lea Mills. He was posted to France in August 1916, was promoted to Second Lieutenant in March 1918 and to full Lieutenant in September 1919. He married Helen Smith in 1917 and they lived in the Market Place in Crich.
Marriage Register St Mary's Church
27 April 1917; Joseph Harold England, 23 Clerk serving in HM Forces (son of Samuel England FWK) married Helen Smith 22 (daughter of Arthur Smith deceased butcher).
1918 Voters List, Crich
Joseph Harold England, Archway; absent on military service
Medal Roll Index Card
Awarded Victory and British War medals.
Medal rank was Corporal.
To France August 1916
Retired Lt. 18/12/22
Address, The Common, Crich
courtesy David England
Harold was commissioned an officer from the ranks.
Sherwood Foresters archive
Born at Crich Derbyshire 9.3.1894. Husband of Mrs England of The Market Place, Crich, Derbyshire. educated at Crich Council School and the Grammar School at Wirksworth Derbyshire. He was a frame work knitter and a clerk by trade: enlisted in the ranks Sherwood Foresters 17.8.1915 with numbers 4634 and 201682 and was promoted to Lance Sergeant served with 3/5th and 3/8th Bns: 2nd Lieut. 3/7th (Robin Hood) Battalion The Sherwood Foresters, 27.3.1918: Lieut. 27.9.1919: Disappears Army List April 1922.
21 October 1916
Corpl H. England, Crich (wounded)
29 December 1917
Another Crich soldier to receive commissioned rank is Sergeant Harold England, Sherwood Foresters. He has been over on leave during the holidays. Second Lieutenant England was badly wounded in France over a year ago. Several old Grammar School boys in the parish now have commissions.
Photo courtesy David England
|Samuel||England||Head||41||Frame hand hosiery factory||Sutton in Ashfield|
|William||England||son||17||Railway office messenger||Crich|
|Louisa||England||daughter||14||Mender hosiery factory||Crich|
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|Samuel||England||Head||57||Hosiery frame worker||Sutton in Ashfield|
|Ernest||Haslam||step son||29||Navvy on waterworks||Crich|
|William E||Haslam||step son||26||Hosiery finisher||Crich|
|Joseph H||England||son||17||Hosiery warehouse entry clerk||Crich|
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Joseph England's mother Martha died July 1904, aged forty-six. Father Samuel married Mary Ann Haslam in 1906.
His brother William England is also on the Roll of Honour.