Henry Latham Kerrich
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.
Charles William Kirk
“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 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”.
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.
Douglas Charles Lockwood
Thomas Arthur Downing Mabbott
William Thomas Marshall
Gardyne Keith Kilgour Maughan
Sydney Frederick McIllree Lomer
Kings Royal Rifle Corps July 25 1908
- 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).
- Arrived in France 23rd April 1918
- Joined 6th Battalion on 18th June 1918
- Returned to England wounded on 2nd October 1918
John Magen 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.
Frederick Arthur Mycock
Frederick and Olive’s son was killed in WW2 see here
Cecil Bertram Newell
- Gazetted to Notts & Derby in January 1918
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.).
He 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.
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 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.