Undated sick and wounded list with two original* members of the 6th Battalion……

*By ‘original’ I mean before Conscription started and they were issued with Territorial Force Regimental numbers

Undated sick and wounded list

240627 Sergeant Joseph Hughes

Joseph Hughes was a print works labourer from Birch Vale, near New Mills in Derbyshire. Joseph married Sarah and they had three girls; Dorothy (b 1907), Annie (b 1908) and Gertrude (b 1910). He enlisted in October 1914 and most likely arrived in France with the 2/6th Battalion in February 1917. He only served overseas with the 2/6th Battalion. According to the sick list (above) he suffered from slight myalgia (muscle aches and pains).

Limburg Camp Record
Joseph’s record recording his wounding

Joseph was later captured on the 4th December 1917 during the Battle of Cambrai and interned in Limburg POW Camp.

Silver War Badge Roll

Joseph was discharged in May 1915 aged 32 and received a pension.

2/6th Battalion Reunion held at Bakewell in 1935

It is possible that Joseph attended the reunions of the 2/6th Battalion held in Bakewell during the 1930s. Joseph died in July 1963.

241979 Sergeant Percy Walker

Medal Index Card
Medal Role

Percy Walker enlisted in July 1916 and was posted to the 1/6th Battalion in France in August 1916 according to his Medal Index Card. He would later serve with the 15th Battalion and was wounded (GW) with VI(I) [gunshot wound of back and spine (simple flesh contusions and wounds)] and IX(I) [gunshot wounds of lower extremities (simple flesh contusions and wounds)] – see ‘wounded and sick’ list above.

Record of the 31 Ambulance Train for May 1917

The undated ‘sick and wounded list’ ties in with the 7th-12th May 1917 record of the 31 Ambulance Train (above), which conveyed Percy Walker from Nesle to Rouen on the 12th-13th May 1917. Note: from April to June 1917 Nesle was the site of No. 21 Casualty Clearing Station.

15th Battalion War Diary – May 1917

At the time of his wounding the 15th Battalion were holding the front line and support trenches.

King’s Certificate of Discharge for Percy Walker (authors collection)

Percy was discharged in January 1918 aged 35 years and was awarded a Silver War Badge and a King’s Certificate of Discharge. He also received a pension.

6 thoughts on “Undated sick and wounded list with two original* members of the 6th Battalion……

  1. Don Ross

    Always an interesting read. Thank you so much for your dedication and research into the lives of these brave young men. Their memory and war time history live on because of you.

  2. Paul Nicholson

    My grandad went to France in 1915 with the Sherwood Foresters. He was injured July 1916 not by fire but I think he cut his leg on barbed wire. Got infected and he was sent home and eventually discharged. We have a picture of him in hospital and one of him back in England recuperating.

  3. granvillenixon

    My Great Grandfather was Sgt Percy Walker. I have some paperwork of his, his diary and photos of him as corporal and then Sgt, as well as his medals. I’m just starting to do some research on him and came across your page, it helped me fill in a few dates of when he was wounded. When he was in hospital recovering he made a Notts and Derby Sherwood Foresters cross stitch embroidery which I also have.


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