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Private William Henry Bagshaw (12/288) enlisted with his brother Private Edwin Bagshaw (12/287) on 10th September 1914 in Sheffield and both served in the York and Lancaster, 12th Service (Sheffield) Battalion.  They were the sons of George (dec'd) and Mary Bagshaw and their address is recorded as 4 Maple Road, Kiveton, although in 1911 they lived at 97 Wales Road.  Edwin was a tailor and William was a miner.   Edwin's record shows that he was in the mediterranean from 20th December 1915 to 9th March 1916 when he was moved to France. William was killed 1st July 1916 in France and Edwin is recorded as on leave from 3rd July 1916.  He returned to France until being injured in June 1917 by a gunshot wound to the left thigh and was subsequently discharged from the army.  William was interred at Queen's Cemetery, France, plot C12, and is named on the Wales Square and Colliery memorials.

George BaileyPrivate George Horace Bailey enlisted in the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 1/5th battalion, service number 4492. He was the son of Thomas and Emma Bailey of Waleswood, although Emma was widowed by the time she received the news of George's death.  Along with so many others, he was killed in action on 1st July 1916 in the Somme offensive, just a few weeks short of his 19th birthday.  A Worksop Guardian article (14th July 1916), recorded the letter Mrs Bailey received: "Dear Mrs Bailey, No doubt this letter will come as a great surprise to you, but please allow me to break the sad news of the death of your son George, he having been killed by a piece of shell.  This may be consoling to you; he was killed instantly, never feeling any pain.  Please accept my greatest sympathy, as he was a good soldier, and may God help you to bear this great blow, Yours, with sympathy, Harry Livesy, CQMS, 1-5th KOYLI".  Prior to enlisting he worked on the High Hazel seam of the Kiveton Park colliery and is commemorated on the colliery memorial.  He was also a member of the Wales St John's Boy Scouts.

Stoker 1st Class Frederick Walker Baines was born 14th October 1886 at Pagnall, Notts.  He was in the Royal Navy (K24662) and served on HMS Victory.  He died as a result of disease on 10th October 1916 and is buried in Royal Naval Cemetery, Island of Hoy, Orkneys, plot B88.  He is also commemorated on the Kiveton Park colliery memorial.


Walter BainesPrivate Walter Baines was born around 1897 in Heeley, Sheffield.  He lived with his uncle and aunt, Fred and Pamela Leary, at 40 Wesley Road, Kiveton and worked at the colliery.  He was amongst the first to enlist on 2nd September 1914 in St John's rooms, joining the Grenadier Guards, 1st Battalion (18299).  He died on 15th May 1915 and is commemorated on Le Touret memorial, Richbourg-l'Avove, Calais, panel 2.  He is also named on the Wales Square and Colliery memorials, and St John's church plaque.





Private Herbert William Bambrough was born around 1886 at Thornaby on Tees. According to a Derbyshire Times article of 12th August 1916, he had formerly been employed at the coke ovens of Staveley Coal and Iron co, later at Holbrook, and at the outbreak of the war was working at Kiveton Park Colliery.  He joined the 12th Durham Light Infantry in November 1914 (service number 22184).  He had married Winifred Fretwell on 28th December 1912, Chesterfield district, and they lived at 9 Netherthorpe Lane Killamarsh.  He was killed in action 17th July 1916 and is commemorated on the colliery memorial.




Sergeant Bennett Barber was born at Kiveton around 1892, the son of Harry and Emily Barber of Park Terrace, Kiveton. Bennett Barber He enlisted as a private on 23rd November 1914 into the York and Lancaster Regiment, Sheffield Battalion (12/1162). Bennett received a gun shot wound to the right thigh in May 1916 and was transferred back to England on the Asturias ship to recover.  This saved him from the devastating battle of the Somme where his battalion suffered heavy losses.  By December 1916 he was rejoining his regiment in northern France.  He was evelated through the ranks achieving sergeant by the time of his death on 28th June 1918, being killed by a shell.  He is commemorated on the Cinq Rues British Cemetery, Hazebrouck, plot 4.14.  He is also named on the colliery and Wales memorials.  Bennett was a well known footballer playing full back in the district and during 1913/14 he played for Glossop for part of the season.  He was also described as a promising cricketer.  His love of football led to him asking for footballs to be sent to the front, which were paid for by members of his old club.

Gunner Hubert Barber was the younger brother of Bennett Barber (born 1896 at Kiveton).  He served with the Royal Field Artillery (1607; 785470) and survived the war, marrying Mabel Bilham in 1920.  He also worked at Kiveton Park Colliery.

Grenadier Herbert Barks: Herbert Barks (7281) served with the 1st battalion of the Coldstream Guards and was amongst the first casualties of the war. He was part of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF), the first British troops to take part in the conflict. Herbert was in the regular army, having joined before the war started. The 1st battalion travelled to Le Havre on the SS Dunvegan Castle in August and spent the following weeks in fast-moving warfare, very different to the trench warfare for which the First World War is well known. The very day on which Herbert was killed, the 14 September 1914, has been suggested to have been when the soldiers of both sides started to become bogged down in trench warfare. The battalion suffered heavy casualties and it seems that Herbert, like many others in the battalion, were either lost in action or were buried by German soldiers in one of sixty un-named graves in Cerney Cemetery. This was during the Battle of Aisne, one of the first major battles in the conflict. Herbert is commemorated on the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial.  He had married Elizabeth Florence Rumble who gave birth to their daughter Kathleen Elizabeth just 10 days after Herbert died.

Private Harry Barton (b. 1896 Clowne) son of Bruno and Mary Howell, Clowne.  He was employed at Kiveton Park Colliery and lived at North Anston.  He enlisted at Kiveton and served in the Notts and Derby Regiment, 10th Battalion (14771).  He died in France 13th November 1915 and is commemorated on the Colliery memorial.

Private Albert Bateman (b. 1886 at Wales) was the son of George and Rosa Bateman and lived at Clyde Villa (49) Station Road, Kiveton.Albert Bateman enrolment form He was called up into York and Lancs, 3rd Battalion (29472) and reported to Pontefract on 7th June 1916.  On the attestation paper he stated his religion as Quaker.  He confirmed to the recruiting officer that the facts stated were correct but refused to sign.  Two days later he was transferred to Sunderland to await trial.  On 22nd June 1916 he was formerly charged with “disobeying in such a manner as to show wilful defiance of authority, a lawful command given personally by a superior officer”.  He was found guilty and sentenced to imprisonment with hard labour for six months.  This was remitted to 112 days hard labour on 5th July 1916 and on 4th December 1916 he was released to army reserves (class ‘W’).  The following year, on 15th September 1917 he was recalled to the colours.  He failed to show up and was reported to the Police as an absentee.  We don’t know where he was in the meantime but he was finally tracked down in January 1919 and subsequently tried for "desertion" and "disobeying an order of a superior officer", being found guilty and given 2 yearsAlbert Bateman charges imprisonment with hard labour on 27th February 1919.  He was transferred to Winchester prison but released on 8th April 1919 until 20th May under the Temporary Discharge for Ill health Act 1913 (an act which had been rushed through Parliament to try to avoid women’s suffrage campaigners dying in custody).   The rest of the document is not clear to read but it appears he may have been released in October 1919.  These documents and others can be viewed more easily in the photograph collection for world war one.

The Battersby Brothers: Frederick, John Henry and George William Battersby were the sons of George and Catherine Battersby.  Father George was originally from Ranskill, Nottinghamshire and was a signalman at Kiveton Park station.  He and his wife had 13 children, 10 of whom survived to adulthood.  Bombardier Frederick Battersby (born 1892) enlisted 14th October 1915 at Worksop in the Royal Field artillery (L42808).  He lived at 5 Railway Cottages, Kiveton and employed at Kiveton Park colliery.  He suffered a gunshot wound to the left leg 23rd Dec 1917 and was discharged 26th Nov 1918.  Sergeant John Henry Battersby (born around 1883) was a career soldier and had served in India.  At the outbreak of the war, he was a reservist in KOYLI.  He enlisted in the Cyclist corp, was transferred to Northumberland Fusiliers, then to KOYLI when given a commissioned rank.  He was sent to France 9th September 1915, and promoted to corporal 15th Aug 1915; then to Sergeant 26th Sept 1915.  He was posted to Aden where he completed 21 years’ service in May 1918.  He was married and lived at 22 Handley Street, Spital Hill, working at Cammell Laird in Sheffield.  Sergeant Major George William Battersby (born around 1884) served in the Royal Garrison Artillery, and was in the 58th battery on discharge (27756).  Like his brother John, he served in the military prior to the war and was stationed in India and Bombay, which helped him progress through the ranks from Gunner to bombardier, corporal, sergeant, acting QM sergeant, and finally Acting Battery sergeant major.  He was awarded the Medaille Militaire by France, for serving alongside French forces, in December 1919.  These were awarded for 'meritorious service and acts of bravery in action against an enemy force'.  This was the most senior entirely- military active-service military decoration.  He married Florence Ross on 6th September 1919 at Wales church and lived at 16 Carrington Terrace.

Gunner John Baugh was born around 1894 at Wales, the son of Briah and Mary Ann Baugh.  He was a gunner in the Royal Marine Artillery (RMA/13439?).  He was transferred to PLY/21320 and later discharged to pension so must have been injured.  He was honourary secretary of the Kiveton Park Branch, Discharged Soldiers’ Association.

Private Walter Beecroft: We know very little of Walter’s background and life other than has been gleaned from a newspaper report at the time.  The Worksop Guardian of 1st September 1916 stated:

Private W. Beecroft, 13th East Yorks, was wounded at Neuve Chappelle on August 6th by shrapnel. The injury proved of so severe a character that an operation was necessary for the amputation of a foot. Private Beecroft was prior to the war a signalman on the South Yorkshire Joint Railway and resided with Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Goddard at Kiveton Park station.

Private Joseph Belk (born 1894 at Todwick) joined the Notts and Derby Regiment (13793).  He was a colliery labourer, the son of Edwin and Margaret Susannah Belk and lived at 1 Aston Terrace, Swallownest.  He is named on the St John’s church, Wales Roll of Honour and died on 20th September 1920.  His brother Christopher was killed in action 12th October 1916 and is named on the Swallownest memorial.

Ralph Bell (born around 1885, Elksley) lived at Free Church Houses, School Road, a boarder with George Hopkinson while working in the colliery as a filler.  He is named on the Wales United Methodist church plaque.  We have been unable to locate his service record so know very little about his service.

Private Albert Bennett: Albert (pictured below) was born around 1899 in Firvale, Harthill and worked as a blacksmith before signing up on 26th April 1918 in Barnsley, joining the West Riding Regiment, 3rd Battalion.

Albert Bennett

Ethel Bennett









Ethel Bennett served as a nurse with the Red Cross Voluntary Aid Detatchment (VAD), service number 9851. Ethel (pictured above) was the sister of Albert and was brought up on Firvale at Harthill, the daughter of William and Elizabeth Bennett.  She was posted to the South coast after training and was concerned to look out for her brothers and his friends as casualties were brought to the hospital for treatment.  She later worked as a nurse at Sheffield Royal Infirmary.

George Bennett alias WhiteCorporal George Bennett (alias White)
was born 1871 in Harthill.  He was a career soldier and served in India prior to the war.  After serving his 12 years, he returned home but struggled to settle down to civilian life.  At the outbreak of war he went to sign up but was barred due to his age.  Undeterred, he went to another enlisting station and gave his name as George White, reducing his age.  He served through the war without a scratch until June 1918 when he was wounded.  George was transferred to a London hospital where he died on 12 June.  His father did not wanthim buried amongst strangers and travelled to London to bring his body back, where he was buried n Harthill church yard.  His funeral was reported by the Worksop Guardian of June 21st 1918:



We record with regret the death of Corporal George White, alias Bennett, 764th Area Employment Co., who died in a London hospital on June 12th. The deceased was wounded in action in France on April 29th, and was, for some time an inmate of the Seventh Canadian Hospital in France, but, luckily, just previous to the air attacks made by the enemy on the hospitals, he had been removed to London, where he passed away. He was born at Harthill and was aged 47 years. He had 23 years of service to his credit. Being a time-expired man in October 1914, he volunteered his services, and re-joined the colours on the outbreak of war, and had been in France since that time. He was home on leave last Xmas-tide. He leaves two daughters, with whom much sympathy is expressed. Previous to enlistment he resided at Langwith. Efforts were made by the Kiveton Park Branch Discharged Soldiers’ Association to accord the gallant soldier a military funeral, and their application to the Sheffield authorities would have been successful had the funeral been on Wednesday instead of Tuesday. As it was, both gun carriages were engaged for military funerals elsewhere on that day. It may be stated that application was made on Saturday to a local camp but was not entertained!

The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon at Harthill Churchyard, and was largely attended. The Rector (Rev. B. Darley) conducted the service, during which the hymn “O God, our Help in ages past” was sung. The coffin was covered with the UnionJack, and as the bearers entered the Church, the organist (Mr. A. Harvey) played “the death of Asa” (Grieg), and after the service “The Dead March in “Saul”. The chief mourners were:- Misses Lily and Sarah Bennett (daughters), Mr. and Mrs. William Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Bennett (Langwith), Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Bennett, Mr. Tom Windle (Clowne), Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Lauder (Shefield), Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. P. Wood, Mrs. Geo. Bennett (Sheffield), Miss Ethel  Bennett (Sheffield), Mr. Bertram Bennett, Miss Ivy Bennett, Mr. Willis Bennett, Miss E. Bennett, Miss Newton, and many others. The Kiveton Park Branch of Discharged Soldiers Association were represented by Messrs. W. Wigmore (president), John Baugh (hon. sec), A. Redfern and F. Foster. The 100th Troop Harthill Boy Scouts joined in the procession, and at the graveside, after the committal service was read, three members of the 68th Troop Wales St. John’s Boy Scouts sounded “The Last Post”.  Beautiful wreaths were places on the grave.


Frederick James Betteridge (born 1898, Kiveton) the son of Jariel and Mary Edith Betteridge, lived at 1 Carrington Terrace.  He worked at Kiveton Park Colliery along with his dad Jariel and is named on the Wales United Methodist Church plaque.  We have not managed to trace his service record.

Herbert Betteridge (b.1897) and his brother Wilfred Betteridge (b 1894) were cousins of Frederick, being the son’s of John and Alice Betteridge who lived at 7 Wales Road.  They both worked at Kiveton Park colliery with their father John who was an Overman.  Herbert served in the Royal Navy and Wilfred was in a Tank Corps.

Driver George Bilham was born around 1891 in Harthill, the son of George and Elizabeth Bilham.  Prior to enlisting, he worked at Kiveton Park Colliery.  He enlisted on 3rd September 1914 at Sheffield into the Royal Field Artillery (1515; 776921).  His record shows that during his period of service he had 2 offences: i) firstly for trotting horses, for which he was deducted 4 days pay; ii) for not wearing his identity disc, which resulted in a deduction of 7 days pay.   There was also an order for a deduction of pay of 4d per day from date of order for the support of his illegitimate child Annie E Bilham (b. 1st June 1915) to Miss Annie Packham 441 Langsett Rd Sheffield.  He was demobbed 28th Jan 1919.  George and Annie married in the third quarter of 1919 in Sheffield.

Arthur BlackwellGunner Arthur Blackwell was born 1888 in Kiveton, son of William and Ann Blackwell.  They lived at 25 Wales Road and Arthur worked at Kiveton Park colliery.  His younger brother Walter was recovering from severe injuries at the time he enlisted in 1916, joining the Royal Garrison Artillery (77642).  He suffered from the effects of gas and like many other young men from shell shock.






Walter BlackwellPrivate Walter Blackwell was born on 2nd May 1892 to William and Ann Blackwell and lived at 25 Wales Road, Kiveton.  He was a keen footballer and cricketer prior to the war.  Walter worked at Kiveton Park Colliery prior to taking the King's shilling in the St John's rooms, Kiveton on 2nd September 1914. The 89 new recruits were given a send off parade by the village (see photograph in WW1 background section).  He served with the Notts and Derby Regiment but was also involved with Tunneling corps due to his mining experience.  It was while serving with the tunnelling section that he was injured when the dugout that he and his three comrades were sheltering in was shelled.  His 3 comrades were killed and he was buried, receiving injuries to his back, leg and suffering from the effects of gas. Walter kept a diary of his time Serving with the Colours which he appears to have developed as memoirs, probably while he was recovering from injuries he received.  These memoirs (courtesey of his niece Betty Quinton) can be read in the publications section.


Private Ernest Blades was born around 1888 in Sturton , Lincs, the son of William and Mary Blades.  The family lived at 68 Wales Road, Kiveton.  Ernest married Mary Turner on 8th Oct 1915 at Retford. He was employed at Kiveton Park Colliery so when he was called up on 24th Nov 1916, he was put in reserves, and recalled 16th July 1917 at Rotherham.  He served with theRoyal Army Medical Corps, 9th Sanitary Detachment (4434; 1372).

Ernest BlewittLance Corporal Ernest Blewitt was in the 8th Battalion of the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, service number 19982. Ernest played football for Waleswood FC and he was lodging in Wales prior to the war, working at the colliery.  His family were from Dudley, where his family still lived.  His father had been killed in a railway accident leaving his mother to bring Ernest and his brothers up alone.  His younger brother Bert (Albert) was also killed in 1915 and an elder brother William (see below) also served in France.  He is commemorated on the Thriepval Memorial, on Pier and Face 11C and 12A.


Private William Thomas Blewitt was born around 1893, lived at Wales Bar, and served in the Royal Army Medical Corps (9115).  He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal which was reported in the Worksop Guardian as follows:

Private W. T. Blewitt, R.A.M.C., attached to the 8th Casualty Clearing Hospital in Flanders, has been awarded the D.C.M. for capable and devoted attention to his duties in the hospital to which he is attached, the 8th Clearing Hospital, which was the subject of a brilliant article by Mr. E. Alexander Powell, of the “New York World”, a few weeks ago, that writer describing it as “The Caravan of Agony”.

Private Blewitt, whose home is at Wales Bar, is well-known in local football and cricket circles. He has played for Waleswood, Worksop Town (a few years ago), and Kiveton Park, and the last two seasons has fulfilled an important football and cricket engagement at Castleford. He has two brothers serving in the army,- Private Ernest Blewitt, K.O.Y.L.I., who is in training at Harrogate, and Private Albert Blewitt, of the Bedfordshire Regiment who has been posted as missing for about fifteen weeks.

Whilst following his hospital duties, Private Blewitt was called upon to dress the wounds of Private Horatio Mullins, whose home is at Waleswood, and also had the opportunity of congratulating Corporal J. Cartwright, R.A.M.C., of Waleswood, upon gaining his D.C.M. Wales Parish is to be congratulated upon its two D.C.M.’s.

William married Florence Boulton of Aughton on 6th January 1918.  The article here mentions William’s brother Albert, who was later confirmed as killed in action following the major offensive on 1st July 1916.  He was serving with the Bedfordshire Regiment.  Their father William had been killed in a pit accident and their mother had returned to Dudley and remarried a Mr Robinson.  Albert is commemorated elsewhere.

Arthur Boffey (b.1893, Wales) was among the first group to enlist on 2nd Sept 1914 at St John’s rooms Kiveton.  Along with many other Kiveton lads who signed up on that day he was put into the Notts and Derbys Regiment (Sherwood Foresters), 10th Battalion.  He lived at 12 Dawson Terrace, Kiveton with his widowed mother Catherine Boffey who was a baker.  Arthur worked at Kiveton Park Colliery as a rope man (below ground).  Arthur failed the medical for the army as he had a heart problem. He later lived at Thurcroft.

Private Charlie Booker was 22 years 10 months old when he enlisted in December 1915 at Barnsley (b.1893, Sheffield) joining the 3rd Duke of Wellington's (West riding) Regiment (service number 40460).  As a miner at Kiveton Park Colliery, he was put in reserves until April 1918 when he was recalled.  He was discharged 27th November 1918 back to mining duties.

Private Albert Booth (b. 1888, Mosborough) who lived at 15 Mosborough Moor was the postman in Kiveton prior to the war.  As a reservist he was one of the first to enlist, re-joining the Coldstream Guards, 3rd Battalion on 7th Dec 1914 (service number 14063).  He embarked from Southampton of 15th August 1915 to France and was wounded 8th  October 1915. While recovering in Morningfeld Hospital, Aberdeen he wrote a letter to the Worksop Guardian describing the fate of the German sniper who shot him which provides an insight into the way that British soldiers were thinking about those in the opposing lines:

“…We had been lying down behind a wood all night till about noon the following day, when the Germans happened to drop a couple of shells near us, killing one of our chaps and wounding 10 others.  My companion who was talking to me just before the shells fell, was hurt on the head, but I escaped injury.  About 5.30pm we had to go to relieve the Highland Light Infantry who had entrenched on the edge of the wood.  About 2 o’clock the following morning an artillery officer came and told us to fire like the devil, as he wanted to bring a big gun down to the corner of the wood in case the Germans attacked us at dawn.  Well, we did and got a big surprise too.  The bullets came over in thousands.  You should have seen me lying flat on my stomach with my head buried in the ground whilst they went whizzing over my shoulders.

We had the idea that there were only a few German snipers in the district, but there turned out to be thousands of them in the other wood in front of us, about 250 yards away.  I can assure you it was very lively.  Then suddenly it died down and fortunately none of us were hit.  About 6am we had breakfast, consisting of a half slice of bread, some bacon and tea.  Then the order came round for all to retire, leaving a corporal and four volunteers including myself on guard.  Soon after the others had gone, a rifle bullet hit me.  I felt a sharp pain in my arm, and then saw that my hand and arm was covered with blood.  I said to the corporal “I have one now; I shall have to say goodbye for a bit, but wait a minute, let’s have a look”.  Suiting the action to the word, we looked around and saw my assailant actually running back as hard as he could.  You see the Germans had been up a tree and had sniped me like a rabbit.  I said “Look out”, my arm was paining me and bleeding terribly, I took fine a sight and steady aim rolled him over like a ninepin.  I could assure you it was a well-deserved shot.  I must have killed him as he never moved after he had fallen.  He only wounded me, but it cost him his life.  I was afterwards bandaged up and taken to hospital.

I can tell you I never thought I had the heart to kill a man before I went out there, but it will give you the heart to do anything to those beastly cowardly Germans…I have a piece of my rifle here that was broken by a German shell out of my hand.”

Albert was discharged 13th April 1916 due to epilepsy.


George Bradley

Private George Wild Bradley was the son of Henry and Mary Bradley who lived at 35 Wesley Road, Kiveton.  He was born around 1890 at Attercliffe.  He enlisted into the Notts and Derbys Regiment, 9th Battalion on 21st Aug 1915 (30358).  He was killed on 4th October 1917 during the offensive at Poelcappelle and his death was reported in the Worksop Guardian of November 2nd 1917 as follows:

It is with deep regret that we announce the death in action of Pte. George Bradley, S.F., second son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Bradley, making an addition to the sadly numerous lads from Wales Parish who have made the supreme sacrifice. The news was conveyed in a letter written by Sergt. E. Bateman (Harthill) and has been confirmed by the War Office notification, the date being stated as October 4th. The letter, from Sergt. Bateman was as follows:-

“It is with deepest sympathy that I have to write these sorrowing words to tell you that George got killed on the 4th October in that terrible advance our Battalion was in. I expect you saw the papers that there had been a big advance and it was in the great battle of Poelcappelle that George was killed. I hope you won’t take it too much to heart. I felt it my duty to write to you, as I am the only Sergeant left in our company and no officers, so you see I am left on my own ...You can honestly take it from me that George never suffered at all. He was killed instantly by a shell and was buried very decently. I am sending back letters that came for him... With my deepest sympathy, and also his comrades, as he was such a nice boy, yours sincerely, Sergt. E. Bateman, C. Coy, 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters, B.E.F.”

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot memorial and also the Kiveton Park Colliery memorial, at Wales Square and the St John’s Church plaque.

Private Herbert Bramall (b. 1891 at Aston) was the son of Fred and Sarah Bramhall of Springfield Terrace and he worked at Kiveton Park Colliery.  He enlisted early in the conflict on 10th September 1914 at Sheffield into the York and Lancaster Regiment, Sheffield Battalion (service number 308).  He was discharged   27th October 1914 at the Corn Exchange, Middlewood Barracks, owing to chronic pleurisy due to poor physical development.

Private Lawrence Burgin (b. 1894, Anston) was the son of Aaron and Rosanna Burgin of 2 Kiveton Station.  He enlisted into the Notts and Derbys (Sherwood Foresters) 10th Battalion (service number 14762).  Prior to the war he worked at Kiveton Park Colliery and was also a keen footballer, playing for Thorpe Salvin.  He was killed 6th August 1916 and is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial, Somme, Pier and face 10c10d11a.  His name also appears on the Kiveton Park Colliery memorial.

Private Cyril Burgin was the son of Eli and Ruth Burgin of Church Street, Wales (b. 1898, Wales).  He enlisted into the Notts and Derbys Regiment (service number 26428) and was seriously wounded in summer of 1916 and spent time recovering at a hospital in Epsom.  His service is noted on the Wales United Methodist chapel plaque.

Private Walter Robert Burr (known as Robert) was born around 1895 at Glentham Cliff, Lincs. In 1911 he was living with his parents John and Susan at Kiveton Hall cottages.  He enlisted with several others on 12th December at Barnsley but as a miner in a protected trade was not called up until 26th April 1918.  Two days before he was to report to Pontefract to begin training, he married his sweetheart Marie Elsie Humphrey and they set up home at 7 Station Road, Kiveton.  He was put into the Coldstream Guards, was transferred to the Guards Machine Gun corps in June 1918, transferred back in September and then to the Reserves in December 1918.  His service is marked by being named on Wales UM chapel plaque.


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