Casualties of World War One

Reading the diary my great-uncle Walter Shuttleworth kept during the First World War until his death in 1917 was one of the reasons I became interested in my family history. In the course of my research I have discovered many other casualties of that war amongst my relatives. Here is a list of those who lost their lives:

Name Date of death Age Cemetery
James Robert Kirk 24 August 1914 26 La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial
Heneage Hemmings 7 December 1914 27 Pebworth Cemetery
Alfred Wall 15 May 1915 32 Le Touret Memorial
Thomas Frederick Shuttleworth 13 August 1915 26 Helles Memorial
John Mountford,
husband of Rose Ann Hipwell
5 February 1916 31 Cambrin Churchyard Extension
Percy William Dixon 14 February 1916 20 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
William Thomas Wall 27 February 1916 40 Cambrin Churchyard Extension
Raymond George Salmon 10 April 1916 22 Faubourg-d’Amiens Cemetery, Arras
Frederick James B Wicks 31 May 1916 23 Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Frederick William Carver 15 July 1916 24 Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-l’Abbe
Richard John Greaves 23 July 1916 32 Thiepval Memorial
Alfred Martin 3 September 1916 21 Serre Road Cemetery No 2
William Claude Burton Haynes 23 October 1916 20 Dranoutre Military Cemetery
Arthur Benjamin Webb 27 December 1916 21 St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
Thomas Wall 5 February 1917 38 Railway Hollow Cemetery, Hebuterne
Amos Joseph South 6 February 1917 28 Bray Military Cemetery
Albert Henry Hemmings 14 February 1917 19 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
George Carver 23 February 1917 24 Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Frank Betteridge 23 April 1917 30 Arras Memorial
Andrew Kirk 4 May 1917 19 Savona Memorial
John Edward Such 20 May 1917 33 Arras Memorial
Albert Victor Shuttleworth 31 May 1917 30 Arras Memorial
Edgar Edward Seymour 17 June 1917 20 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Thomas Martin 7 August 1917 20 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Frank Pointon 23 August 1917 20 Cement House Cemetery
Joseph Cotterill 4 October 1917 19 Tyne Cot Cemetery
Frederick Henry South 4 October 1917 23 Tyne Cot Memorial
Walter Shuttleworth 11 October 1917 19 Nine Elms British Cemetery
Percival Stephen Mumford 22 October 1917 19 Tyne Cot Memorial
Harold Roberts 26 October 1917 21 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Walter Jenkins 4 November 1917 22 Deir El Belah War Cemetery
James Bennett Elmer,
husband of Elizabeth Jessie Rose Tandy
6 December 1917 22 Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension
Sidney George Gibbons,
husband of Alice May Betteridge
21 March 1918 25 Pozieres Memorial
Victor John Dixon 22 March 1918 24 Noyon New British Cemetery
James Richard Creighton,
husband of Alice Mary Pointon
27 March 1918 31 Bucquoy Road Cemetery
William Stephen King 30 May 1918 27 Soissons Memorial
Ernest George Wall 22 August 1918 28 Vis-En-Artois Memorial
George Edward Jenkins 1 September 1918 19 Beaulencourt British Cemetery
Samuel James Barker 4 October 1918 38 Fazeley (St Paul) Churchyard
Samuel Henry Boonham 16 October 1918 22 Beirut War Cemetery
George Berry Woodgett 2 November 1918 29 Etaples Military Cemetery
Percy South 4 November 1918 28 Landrecies British Cemetery
Thomas Jenkins 9 November 1918 28 Derby (Nottingham Road) Cemetery
Norman William Hemmings 12 November 1918 25 Pebworth Cemetery

Two families in particular suffered terribly. Heneage and Mary Hemmings lost all 3 of their sons, and Mary Alice Wall lost 4 of her 6 sons.

 

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
Laurence Binyon

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