Unknown Soldiers

From records and newspaper reports

1918 Crich voters

a Moses TAYLOR, Crich Carr; absent on military service NM

a D.A. CROWDER Market Place; absent on military service NM

a Joseph Henry DAWES, Church Farm; absent on military service R

a Edgar W FEWS, Carr View Whatstandwell; absent on military service (Medal roll: Edgar W Fews Pionee Royal Engineers 316502; British War & Victory)

a George S HITCHCOCK, Wheatcroft; absent on military service

a Herbert Ashton HALL, Sun Lane; absent on military service (1911: Crich; Herbert Hall aged 12 son of Isaac and Elizabeth Hall, born Ashbourne)

a Clement OATES, Market Place; absent on military service

a George Harold RICHARDSON, Whatstandwell; absent on military service

a John William STREET, The Common; absent on military service

a James SEALES, The Common; absent on military service

a Frederick TAYLOR, Town End; absent on military service

a William WRAGG, Sandy lane; absent on military service (think he is brother of George Wragg 1901: Crich; 1911 page at Chase Cliffe)

a Harold L BROWN Fritchley; absent on military service

a Clarence BLACKHAM, Bull Bridge; absent on military service (1911: Toadmoor; Clarence Blackham 16 born Ambergate son of William and Charlotte. Not S.Staffs could be KRRC) Married at St Marys on 8 November 1917 aged 23, accounts clerk now serving with HM Forces (Cookham Hants) son of William Blackham (retired) to Alethea Judith Slack of Fritchley 24 daughter of Sanuel Slack, chemist deceased

a Harry Leonard KAY, Westleigh; absent on military service (1911: The Chase, Ambergate; Harry Leonard Kay 13 bn Ambergate, parents Arthur and Hannah Kay. In 1910 he won a scholarship, Belper Higher Elementary Scool)

a Harry MOLLATT, Fritchley; absent on military service

a John TOMLINSON, Kirkham Lane; absent on military service

James WHEELWRIGHT, Fritchley; absent on military service

St Mary's Church Marriage Register

16 June 1917: Albert Gillelaud 36, painter decorator serving in HM Forces, of Burton on Trent (son of Charles Gillelaud, labourer) married Priscilla Greenhough.32. of Crich (daughter of John Greenhough quarryman deceased).

In our research we came across several unidentified photographs of uniformed men. These photographs were amongst family collections of identified men on the Roll of Honour so it is possible they are relations of the Crich Parish men who served.

It would be wonderful to be able to put a name to these men. Please contact us with any information –
contact @crichparish.co.uk

unknown soldier in WW1

With a collection of photographs about Clement Mee.

He is wearing hot climates other ranks uniform with 1888 pattern Slade Wallace belt and buckle and puttees wound upwards in normal infantry fashion.


Unknown RE soldier in WW1

Royal Engineers soldier found with photographs of Albert Allwood.


unknown soldier in WW1

Found with photographs of Albert Allwood.