F – J Officers

CE Finch

 Donald Storrs Fox

Storrs FoxLondon Gazette Glossop Streatfield Taylor FoxfoxFox

Charles Russell Frears


  • WO 374/25707
  • Joined 6th Battalion on the 18th June 1918.
  • See attack on Hunter Post and Scott Post here1950_c_r_frears

Frears MICFrears address

 Ronald Alfred Frith

(1898-)Frith Service


Gordon Fraser GardnerGardner GFFG GardnerGardner GF MICGardner GF MGCGardner GF address

  • 15.10.1915: Wounded during the attack on Hohenzollern Redoubt.
  • 3.12.1915: Rejoined Battalion.

NS Glew

Gilderoy Glossop

(1888-)glossopLondon Gazette Glossop Streatfield Taylor FoxGlossop MICglossop address

Alec Harrison Goodall


Alec Harrison Goodall was born on 11th May 1887. Educated at Nottingham High School he lived at 18 Gedling Grove, Nottingham. He enlisted on 8th September 1914 as Private 2342 in the 6th Sherwoods. He was commissioned on 3rd March 1915.

LG 3 March 1915Goodall MICGoodall 1918Goodall address

John Kenaz GoodallGoodallGoodall 1911Goodall 1893Goodall 1896Turner Goodall 1897goodall 1909Goodall 1913

Godfrey Davenport Goodmangoodman signatureGoodmanGoodman 1911goodmanGoodman post war

Frank Grange

(1898-)Grange Gazette 1917

Grange Frank

Sidney Greaves

(1893-)Greaves Sidney

Thomas Greaves

(1885-1918)greaves tGreaves signatureGreaves MICGreaves woundingGreaves T deathgreaves address

TV Griffiths

Thomas GrimshawgrimshawGrimshaw 1914Grimshaw Browne 1915Grimshaw Tgrimshaw address

William Arthur Grundy


WO 339/91011

GrundyGrundy mic

Edward HallHall SignatureHall 1911Hall EHall Edward post war

JAB Hamilton

Frank HarwoodHarwood MIC Harwood address

Colin George HaslamHaslamHaslam MICHaslam address

Leslie William Hawkins

See hereHawkins MICHawkins address

WA Haxell

Kenneth Healinghealing michealing address

Charles Harold Heathcote

(1876 – )Heathcote CH 1909Heathcote 1897Heathcote 1915

Heathcote CH signatureHarold HeathcoteHeathcote CH MICHeathcote CH address

Heathcote CH“Major Heathcote was sent to Richmond Barracks to take charge of the prisoners and their effects. He took with him “B” Company” and Captain Orr, Lieutenant Maine (acting as Adjutant). They were uner the command of Provost Marshall Colonel Fraser.”

Edgar Horace Heathcote

(1882-1929)Heathcote EH

  • Middlesex Volunteers in 1896
  • Commissioned into the 2VB Derbyshire Regiment in 1900
  • Transfered to 6th Battalion Manchester Regiment
  • Supernumerary in November 1908
  • Transfered to 6th Battalion sherwood Foresters in 1912
  • Captain of “C” (Buxton, Ashbourne and Bakewell Companies)

1904 Heathcote EHHeathcote EH MICHeathcote EH address

Ernest Grigg HeathcoteHeathcote 1897

Gilbert Stanley Heathcote

(1884-1969)Heathcote GS 1915Heathcote GS MICHeathcote GS address

John Robert Hesleden

hesleden MIChesleden address

Henry HickmanHickman MICHickman address

Harold Woolf Higham



highamHigham RFCHigham address

Born in Stetford, Lancashire in December 1896. Married Jessie Evelyn Able in December 1922. Served with the 6th Battalion from 5th October 1915 to 9th July 1917 before joining the Royal Flying Corps.

Harold died in Manchester in 1968.

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Raleigh Hills

(1880-1937)Hills RHills LG 1914

Raleigh Hills was born in 1880 at Leamington in Warwickshire he died at Bakewell in 1937. In the 1911 Census he was living with his family at Hallfield House in Clay Cross and was and Electrical Engineer.

Raleigh Hills G Company

Raleigh Hills was later instrumental the building and commemoration at the Crich Memorial in August 1934.Hallfield House

Robert Stuart Hilton

WO 339/12932? The Royal Warwickshire Regiment

HiltonHilton RS 1904 LG

1908 Hilton

Frederick Wystan Hipkins

( -1918)HipkinsHipkins MICHipkinsHipkins graveHipkins address

William Harold Holderness


Born at Wolfardisworthy West, Devon.

Son of the Rev. W. and Mrs. Holderness, of Springfield, Ulverston and husband of Marie Louise Holderness.

Served in the South African Campaign and then for 2 years, in the South African Constabulary.

Holderness 1915HoldernessHolderness grace

  • 1.10.1915: Arrived in France.
  • 17.10.1915: Joined 1/6th Battalion in the field.
  • 23.12.1915: Medical Board at No. 4 General Hospital due to mild trench fever.
  • 17.4.1916: Killed in action.

Willam Herbert Hopcraft
Brodbeck LG 1917Hopcraft MIChopcraft address

Arthur John HopkinsHopkinsHopkins 1906Hopkins 1913

Victor Thomas HoreHoreHore VTHore

Geoffrey Mansfield Arkwright Humble

 Joseph Harry Mason Humble

(1893-1958)1901 London Gazette

William Gordon HutchenceHutchence MIChutchence medals

John Franklin HutchinsonHutchinson MIC

 Joseph Gilbert Jermyn HuttonHutton

Hutton 1915

Hutton JGJ 1Hutton addressHutton LG 1919

See here.

Geoffrey Meinertzhagen Jackson

(1869-1946)Jackson 1911Jackson post warJackson GM LG 1891

Geoffrey Meinertzhagen Jackson was born on 9 April 1869 at Manor House, Manor Hill, Claughton Birkenhead, Cheshire. He was the son of Rt. Hon. Thomas Hughes Jackson and Hermine Meinertzhagen. He married Jessie Cowper Coles Laird, daughter of Henry Hyndman Laird and Jessie Carmichael on 1 March 1893 at Cheshire. He died on 9 September 1946 at age 77.

He lived in 1891 at Ashover, Derbyshire, England. He was Justice of the Peace for Derbyshire.6 and held the office of Deputy Lieutenant of Derbyshire. He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the 6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters and was decorated with the award of the Territorial Decoration. He lived in 1901 at Tupton, Derbyshire and held the office of High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1924.

Henry Humphrey Jackson

(1895-1969)Jackson HHJackson HH April 1917

William JacksonBrown WL LG March 1915Jackson 1915Jackson MICJackson address

William Brabazon Mather Jackson


Son of W. B. M. and Georgiana Jackson, of Glapwell Hall, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.Jackson WBM MIC2:6th War Diary April 1917 Jackson death Jackson WBM address

William Duncan Jamieson

Jamieson WD

100 Jamieson TFEM 1911Jamieson MICJamieson address

  • A Journalist from Chesterfield
  • Originally served with 2nd Volunteer Battalion Sherwood Foresters.
  • Enlisted into 6th Battalion on 1st April 1908 and given regimental number 100 and served with “A” Company.
  • Awarded Territorial Force Efficiency Medal in 1911.
  • Arrived in France 28th October 1915.
  • Joined 1/6th Battalion ‘in the field’ on 1st November 1915.
  • Mentioned in Dispatches.

Eric Maitland Jellicoe

( 1896-1916)Jellicoejellicoe platoon

Jellicoe MICJellicoe graveJellicoe 2Jellicoe address

Eric Maitland Jellicoe was posted to the 1/6th Battn and arrived in France on 28th August 1915. He was killed in action on 1st July 1916 during the attack on the Gommecourt Salient and is buried in Fonquevillers Military Cemetery with the rest of his men that died that day.

Eric was born in June 1896 at Portsea Island in Hampshire and was the Son of James and Lillian Jellicoe.

Alfred JepsonJepson LG 14 Jan 1918Jepson MIC

Commissioned into the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters and posted to the 1/6th Battalion on the 5th September 1918 and posted to “C” Company. Wounded in action on the 3rd October during the attack on Joncourt and returned to England on the 5th September.

Mentioned in the “Men of the High Peak” on page 106.

Platoon Commander in the attack on Pontruet and Forcans Trench (Reference made by 202274 L/Sgt Frank Mayne of Left C Company).

Reginald Jepson

Sydney Gordon Johnsjohns signatureJohns wounding 3 Johns wounding 2

Brian Eccles Johnson


Born in Marple the Son of Charles Fred (Solicitor) and Lizzie Johnson; younger brother of Cyril Benton. In 1911 the family are residents of Fairfield in Buxton.Johnson BE

Johnson BE 1914Johnson BE MICJohnson BE address

Cyril Benton Johnson

(1890-1917)JOHNSON CBJohnson CB

1915Johnson CB

1916Johnson CB MICJohnson CB service 1Johnson Cb service 2John cb address

Evelyn Brownlow JohnsonJohnson EBJohnson EB 2Johnson EB MIC

  • 22.7.1915: Joined 1/6th Battalion in the field.
  • 12.10.1915: To Hospital sick.
  • 18.10.1915: Returned to Battalion.

‘Information was received in Ashover on Wednesday to the effect that Captain E.B. Johnson, of the Sherwood Foresters, Notts and Derbys Regiment, has been wounded in France and is now in hospital at Havre. Prior to the War, Captain Johnson, who resided at Ashover, was the cashier at the offices of the Clay Cross Co. Ltd., being formerly in Messrs Crompton and Evans’ at at Chesterfield. He was at one time a Lieutenant in the Clay Cross Territorials, and joined immediately after the outbreak of hostilities.’


  • 23.4.1917: Severely wounded and transferred to England on HMHS St Andrew.

Johnson EB wounding10.10.1917: Medical board; granted leave until 9.1.1918 and receives gratuity of £187.10.0.Brown EB 1919Johnson EB address

Leslie Nethercote Johnson

(-1917)Johnson LN signatureJohnson LN mICJohnson LN April 1917Johnson LN death

Stanley Merry Johnson


WO 76/416/34

Reported missing 21st March 1918Johnson SM 1923

Ernest Jones

Jones ETM War DiaryErnest Jones enlisted into the Artists Rifles (28th County of London Regiment and was Commissioned into the 1/6th Battalion the 7th May 1915. He arrived in France and joined the Battalion from Base Depot on the 12th July 1915. He later Commanded the 139th Trench Mortar Battery (Photograph and information courtesy of Steve Thornton).

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