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World War 1 information and photos wanted

Stone Historical Society

Steve Booth from Stone Historical Society is hoping that our readers can help with information and especially photos for their commemoratary plans for World War 1.

Here is a list of the soldiers who died, they have photos of all of the officers and Private Goodill but are desperately hunting for pictures of soldiers in the other ranks.

These fallen soldiers were true heroes, particularly those who fought in the Battle of Loos and were killed side by side within minutes of each other.

If you’ve got any information please can you email it to history@alittlebitofstone.com and we’ll be sure to forward it on.

Stone’s war-dead in chronological order, as recorded on all memorials in Stone and in Stone Cemetery.

1914

  • William Owen – Drive, Royal Fiel Artillery – Died 09/09/1914
  • John Gaitley – King’s Royal Rifle Corps – Died 01/11/1914
  • Arthur Gaitley – Stoker 1st Class, Royal Navy – Died 01/11/1914
  • Oliver Jackson – Northumberland Fusiliers – Died 08/11/1914
  • George Blakeman – Household Cavalry – Died 13/11/1914
  • Frederick John Hawkins – 1/5 North Staffs – Died 26/11/1914

1915

  • George Bourne – 1st North Staffs – Died 02/03/1915
  • Frederick William Bladon – 1st North Staffs – Died 02/03/1915
  • 2nd Lieutenant Kennet William Glennie Meakin – 1/5 North Staffs – Died 16/05/1915
  • Frederick Charles Lockley – Army Service Corps – Died 28/05/1915
  • Arthur Stockton – 1st Lancashire Fusiliers – Died 04/06/1915
  • Peter Kelly – 1st North Staffs – Died 11/06/1915
  • Charles Henry Barker – 1/5 North Staffs – Died 20/06/1915
  • Sidney John Perkins Ward – 1/5 North Staffs – Died 05/08/1915
  • George Edward Goodill – Royal Fusiliers – Died 09/08/1915
  • William Bernard Devall – 1/5 North Staffs – Died 16/09/1915
  • John Croft – East Yorkshire Regiment – Died 29/09/1915

Loos – Hohenzollern Redoubt

  • Captain Reginald Tavernor Johnson – 1/5 North Staffs – Died 13/10/1915
  • Captain Henry Ackroyd Ridgway – 1/5 North Staffs – Died 13/10/1915
  • Lieutenant Oswald Boddington – 1/5 North Staffs – Died 13/10/1915
  • 2nd Lieutenant Nigel Fyfe Watson Bishop – 1/5 North Staffs – Died 13/10/1915
  • 2nd Lieutenant Horace Neville Hartley – 1/6 North Staffs – Died 13/10/1915
  • Algernon George Couzens – 1/5 orth Staffs – Died 13/10/1915
  •  Frank Davenhill – 3rd North Staffs but serving with 1/5 North Staffs – Died 13/10/1915
  • James Smith – 1/5 North Staffs – Died 13/10/1915
  • William Nicholls – 1/5 North Staffs – Died 13/10/1915
  • Louis Plimmer – 1/5 North Staffs – Died 13/10/1915
  • Thomas Gilbert – 1/5 North Staffs – Died 13/10/1915
  • Arthur Glover – 1/5 North Staffs – Died 13/10/1915
  • Graham Glover – 1/5 North Staffs – Died 13/10/1915
  • James Herbert Dawson – 1/5 North Staffs – Died 13/10/1915
  • George Jones – 1/5 North Staffs – Died 13/10/1915
  • George Rowson – 2/6 North Staffs – Died 13/10/1915
  • William Blakeman – 1/5 North Staffs – Died 13/10/1915
  • Philip Henry York Irwin – 1/5 North Staffs – Died of wounds 14/10/1915

1915 continued

  • 2nd Lieutenant Herbert Taylor Grindley – Royal Engineers – Died 19/10/1915
  • Harry Farr – 7th North Staffs – Died 15/11/1915

 

4 comments

  1. Alexis Wenzowski

    Hi there,

    Both my great-grandfathers were veterans from Stone – Ernest Ferrie and John Nolan.

    My great-grandfather, John Nolan, enlisted in 1914, served in World War One, was gassed twice, and lived in Stone afterwards (along with his wife, Mary Ann Nolan, and eight children). He was a member of the North Staffordshire Regiment.

    Unfortunately, our family has no pictures or information about him, given that speaking about him was taboo (he suffered terrible mental health after WWI). I’m hoping that someone out there might have some information or images of him. Any information would be so appreciated.

    • Hi Alexis,

      My grandfather was ernest edward ferrie, he served in the 1/5th n staffs in ww1, he was badly injured and returned to stone to run a fruit & veg shop in newcastle rd.

      I have no knowledge of john nolan, it’s tragic that many men continued to suffer as a result of injuries
      and their terrible experiences

      kind regards

      john ferrie

      • Hi John!

        I think we must be related. My grandfather was Tom Ferrie (Ernest’s second son). My mum, Allyson, has many fond memories of your grandad from when she was a child 🙂

        It would be great to get in touch!

  2. Hi I have large framed picture found i the Methodist Chapel in the avenue in Stone before it was demolished in the 1980s showing 18 soldiers any interest
    Regards
    Stephen Astbury

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