K – O Officers

Henry Latham Kerrich

(1896-1917)Kerrich Memorial27 September 1917 casualtiesWieltje Farm Cemtery

See here and WO339/34366.

Born at Nugent Street, Spanish Town, Jamaica on the 17th of March 1896 the son of John Dazell and Mary Kerrich of The Gables, Middelburg, Transvaal in South Africa and of Geldeston Hall in Norfolk.

He was commissioned as a Probationary 2nd Lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters) Special Reserve on the 23rd of August 1915 and was confirmed in that rank in March 1916.

He was admitted to hospital and his father received the following telegram dated the 5th of November 1916:-

“By to inform 2Lt H.L. Kerrich Sherwood Foresters was admitted 20 General Hospital Camiers Nov 2nd suffering from scabies slight.”

He was evacuated from France on the 17th of November 1916 and was admitted as a patient at the 3rd Northern Hospital at Sheffield the following day. On the 2nd of December 1916 he was admitted to the Fever Hospital where he was thought to be suffering from typhoid but was actually suffering from anaemia brought on by an infection which had been contracted on military service. He attended a Medical Board at the

He was on leave from the 18th of January to the 17th of February 1917. He attended a Medical Board which sat at the Military Hospital Great Yarmouth on the 22nd of February 1917 at which he was passed fit for general service.

He joined the 3rd Battalion of his regiment at Roker in Sunderland on the 24th of February and embarked for France on the 17th of December 1916 where he was attached to the 2/6th Battalion of his regiment.

He was promoted to Temporary Captain while in charge of a company on the 23rd of August 1917.

On the 26th of September 1917 the 2/6th Sherwood Foresters were detailed to attack German positions along the Gravenstafel Road. After a heavy preparatory barrage they went forward at 5.50am and had taken their objectives by 7.30 taking a number of prisoners. The Germans shelled the Sherwoods for most of the day, counterattacking at 5.30pm and again at 6.50pm. Henry Kerrich was wounded during this operation and died the next day

His father received the following telegram dated the 1st of October 1917:-

“Regret to inform you 2/Lt H.L. Kerrich was wounded September twenty seventh-details called immediately received.”

His father received the following telegram dated the 12th of October 1917:-

“Deeply regret to inform you Second Lieutenant H.L. Kerrich previously reported wounded died of wounds September twenty seven. The Army Council express their sincere sympathy.”

He is commemorated at St Michael’s Church Geldeston.

Edward KershawKershawkershaw LG 1915Kershaw MICKershaw April 1917kershawKershaw address

Charles William Kirk


WoundedKirk MICkirk address

Godfrey Walston KnowlesKnowlesKnowles MICKnowles LG 1915knowlston address

Thomas Ashton LakeLake

Thomas Ashton Lake (WO 374/40427). Born March 2 1894 and Son of Robert and Hedley Lake of Calgary in Alberta. Enlisted in 1914 into the Canadian Engineers.moore lg 1917

Lake Jan 1918Reported missing off patrol on 13th August 1918.

“This Officer led a fighting patrol against an enemy post which he had previously reconnoitred by day”.

  • Apparently buried by the Germans.
  • No MIC

Valentine Henry Elmes Langford Langford

Valentine Henry Elmes Langford was born in September 1886 in Bath, Somerset and was married in December 1911 in Paddington, London. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 5th April 1905. Captain Langford was appointed Adjutant of the 2/6th Battalion in October 1914 when Major Charles Heathcote vacated the post. He arrived in France with the 2/6th Battalion on the 26th February 1917 and was later awarded the Territorial Force War Medal. He was awarded the Military Cross in June 1917 for operations at Jeancourt on the 31st March 1917. His citation in the London Gazette reads

“His energy and utter disregards of personal safety were a splendid example to all ranks. He was largely responsible for the success of the operation”.


The London Gazette, August 5, 1910.Langford

His medal entitlement shows that he also served as a Major in the Royal Air Force and was awarded the British War Medal, Victory Medal and Territorial Force War Medal.Langford

NHG Lawless

 Alan Parker Lockwood

Articled to J. K. Parker, of Sheffield. Joined Sept. 3, 1914, as Private, 12th Batt. York and Lancaster Regt. Granted commission as 2nd Lieut. 2/6 Batt. Notts and Derby Regt. (Sherwood Foresters) Sept. 3, 1915. Awarded the M.C. Served in France. Wounded, lost right arm, April 1917.Lockwood 1915Lookwood AP MICLockwood AP address

Douglas Charles Lockwood

LockwoodLockwood DC 1915Lockwood DC MICLockwood DC address

WJ Lyness

WO 374/43403

William Alexander LytleLytleLytleLytle MICLytle WA October 1915Lytle Military Cross December 1915Lytle addressLytle signature

Thomas Arthur Downing Mabbott

(1892-)mabbott signature Mabbott commision 1916Mabbott MICmabbott war diary 1917Mabbott wounding 1917 Mabbott wounding 1919Mabbott address

James Mackay

(1890-)Mackay 2Mackay

Albert Mackintosh

WO 339/118098Mackintosh LG 1919



John Horace MarsdenMarsden JHMarsden MCMarsden MICmarsden address

William Thomas Marshall


1911: A land agent lodging (on his own account) at Letchworth Cottage in Matlock.1912 Darbyshire Taylor EMB Heathcote Johnson Marshall

William T Marshall 1913

“E” Company at Matlock in May 1913.Marshall 1915William Marshall was recruiting for the 3/6th Battalion in Chesterfield in March 1915.

Gardyne Keith Kilgour Maughan

(1890-1961)Maughanbrown maughan percival lg 1914Maughan MIC Maughan address

Sydney Frederick McIllree Lomer


Kings Royal Rifle Corps July 25 1908

WO 76/151/187

  • France in February 1915
  • Returned home in March due to contracting pneumonia.
  • In September 1915 he was promoted to Major and in March 1916 he was attached to the Egyptian Army until 1917.
  • He was then made a temporary Lieutenant-Colonel. In 1919 he was awarded the OBE (Order of the British Empire).

McIlomerLomer MIClomer address

W Meakin

WO 76/413/67?

  • Arrived in France 23rd April 1918
  • Joined 6th Battalion on 18th June 1918
  • Returned to England wounded on 2nd October 1918

John Magen Mello

(1836-1914)John Magens Mello

Archaeologist and geologist. MA, FGS.
Born 18 Upper Bedford Street, Bloomsbury, London in 1836. Studied at St John’s College, Oxford where he obtained a BA in 1859 and an MA in 1863. Curate of All Saints church, Derby, 1859-1863. Rector of St Thomas’s Brampton, near Chesterfield, 1863-1887. Vicar of Mapperley, Derbyshire, 1887- c.1900. Known by his middle name Magens, which was the surname of one of his father’s partners in the bank of Dorrien, Magens, Mello & Co.

Thomas Hadley MooreMooremoore lg 1917Moore MICmoore address

William HE MurraymurrayMurray 1911

Frederick Arthur Mycock

WO 339/116584mycock lg 1917Mycock MIC mycock address

Frederick and Olive’s son was killed in WW2 see here

Cecil Bertram Newell

  • Gazetted to Notts & Derby in January 1918

Newell MICnewellnewell address

John Newellnewell j MICNewell J address

Guy NicholsonNicholson

Guy Nicholson was Commissioned into the 2nd Volunteer Battalion, the Sherwood Foresters as a 2nd Lieutenant on 21st May 1904 (The London Gazette, May 20, 1904.).

NicholsonHe was promoted to Captain in June 1910 and appointed to Command G Company, but reverted at his own request to the rank of Lieutenant on 27th March 1912, before resigning his Commission on 4th May 1912.Nicholson Clay Cross 1911

In March 1915 he was made Temporary Captain and in June 1917 this was confirmed. Guy was born in Cheshire in 1885 and attended Rugby School. His father was a cotton broker by trade.

Harry NutallNuttall MICNuttall address

Roy William Oakleyoakley MICoakley address

Cyril Lucian O’FerrallO'Ferrall address

Houghton Ealdred Okeoveroakover 1914oakover april 1915oakover 1915 oakover MICoakover address

 Frederick Richard Oliveroliver FR

Oliver FROliver MIColiver address

Harry Ormond?

Harry Davidson Orr


Weardale, Cross Street, Chesterfield

  • 2nd Lieutenant with the 2/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters 19th August 1914.
    Lieutenant June 1916
  • Captain in December 1917
  • Wounded in the head whilst serving in France.

Orr HDOrr MICOrr address

E Oxley

2nd Volunteer Battalion (-1905)oxley 1901Oxley 1905

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