The memorial above is found within St Barnabas Church at New Whittington, Chesterfield; this is unusual as most WW1 memorials were erected in public areas.

Arthur Wedgwood 1898 - 1915

One of my ancestor's was a lad by the name of Arthur Wedgwood, he was my grandfather's Uncle. In November 1914 aged just 16 years old he told a little lie about his age and joined the Royal Scots Fusiliers. This lie led to dire consequences for Arthur and his family as only 10 months later on 25th September 1915 Arthur was killed in action whilst serving with the 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers during the Battle of Bellewaarde in Belgium.

Sadly the little lie earned Arthur his place on the St Barnabas WW1 memorial to the fallen of New Whittington.

In remembrance of Arthur and the other 84 men on the memorial I aim to research each man, hopefully in time for the 100 year anniversary of The Great War.

If any one has any infromation that they can offer regarding the names on the memorial or would like any updates or details of my research then please contact me by email by clicking here

I also write a blog specifically dedicated to my findings and research of the men on the memorial it is called Fallen Heroes WW1 and can be viewed by clicking here

The mens names -

Adams H
Andrews J A
Belfitt J
Belfitt W A
Bennison G H
Bennison J
Booth G
Booth J B
Burton E H
Calliss A
Clewley T
Collins J
Cooke A
Cooper E
Cox Alb
Cox Art
Craig J
Cresswell D
Crosdale G
Crossdill N H
Croysdale A
Davidson L W
Freeman A
Furness W
Gardner W
Gilberthorpe E
Goodwin A
Gower W
Green H
Griffin H
Hall J W
Heeley A
Holdroyd J E
Houston W B
Husband W
Jacklin W E
Kirk J J
Kirk W C
Leeson J P
Letts H
Lockett W H
Longden J C
Longmate W
Martin G S
Maskery F
Mears G H
Milliband H
Millington B
Mitchell A J
Mitchell F
Morley W P
Musgrove F W
Musgrove W
Needham W
Nurse J
O’Brien T
Parkin W
Perks A C
Pratt G E
Purkiss A
Roberts T H
Roberts V
Rose N
Rush J
Savage W
Sharman F
Skevington H G
Skevington W
Smith J
Straw H
Straw J A
Stuart D R
Tart H
Tolley W H
Vaughan J
Wardle J
Warren A
Warren H
Warren W
Wedgwood A
Whithorn F A
Wilson B L
Wood W
Yates T W
Young H


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