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Walter HaguePrivate Walter Hague (b. 1887, Sheffield) lived at 89 East Terrace Waleswood with his widowed mother Sarah Ann Hague and siblings, and worked at Waleswood colliery.  He enlisted 12th Feb 1915 and served with the Duke of Wellingtons Regiment, Northumberland Fusiliers and later East Yorkshire Regiment (service number 50780).  He was killed on 24th August 1918 and his death was reported in the Worksop Guardian of September 27th 1918.

Mrs. S.Hague, 89 East Terrace, Waleswood, has just received the sad news that her son, Pte. Walter Hague, was killed in action in France on August 24th. Private Hague who was 29 years of age, enlisted on February 12th 1915 in the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment and was afterwards transferred to the Northumberland Fusiliers, and later the East Yorks, in which regiment he was serving when he made the great sacrifice.  Private W. Hague has seen considerable service, having served in the Dardanelles, Egypt and France.  Prior to enlistment he was employed at the Waleswood Colliery. We join in the many expressions of sympathy to his widowed mother and family.

He is commemorated on the Wales Square memorial and St Johns Church Plaque.


Jack HallPrivate John (Jack) Hall was from South Anston (b.1888) and worked as a Traction engine driver for James Turner and Sons at the Limestone quarries, and lived at Quarry cottage, Kiveton Park Station.  He married Harriett Goddard in the 3rd quarter of 1915 (Worksop district) just prior to enlisting on 15th December 1915 (Worksop), and they had a son William Henry Hall born in March 1916.  He served with the Army Service Corps (281611).  His death was reported in the Worksop Guardian on 23rd February 1917:

The death took place on the 14th inst. of Pte. Jack Hall, age 29, Kiveton Park Station and formerly of Anston, who succumbed to pneumonia in hospital at Bickley, Kent.  Pte. Hall joined the M.T.A.S.C. on New Year’s day and had the misfortune to be in hospital from the day of enlistment. His wife, who is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Goddard, Kiveton Park Station, was summoned to Kent when his condition became critical, and she, with her mother, were with him at the time of his death. In pre-war days, Pte. Hall was traction engine driver for Messrs. James Turner and Sons, Lime Quarries, Kiveton Park.

The funeral took place on Saturday at Anston, and the Rev. R. Hodgson conducted the service. The chief mourners were, Mrs. Jack Hall (widow), Mr. and Mrs. Geo Goddard (father and mother –in-law) Mr. H. Radford (brother), Mrs. C. Radford (sister), Mr. and Mrs. W. Hall, Worksop (uncle and aunt), and Mrs. H. Hunt, South Elmsall, (cousin). Floral tributes included wreaths from wife, mother and father-in-law and family, Mr. and Mrs. W. Hall, Anston, and the staff of the Southwold V.A.D. Hospital. Much sympathy is felt for the young widow and baby boy in their bereavement.

His service is recorded and commemorated on the St Johns church plaque.


Private Reginald Hall was born in 1884 at Killamarsh and lived at 22 Green Lane, Killamarsh. Prior to the war he was a col miner.  He served with the York and Lancaster Regiment, and later with Prince of Wales' Own West Yorks Regiment, 2/5th Battalion (PoW), service numbers  43758/ 57584.  He was killed on 18th June 1918 and buried at Gezaincourt Communal cemetery (plot i, D8).  He is commemorated on the St Johns church plaque.


Arthur HardingArthur Harding was originally from Beighton (b. 1887) and was a teacher at Wales Junior and Infant school prior to enlisting.  He served in the Army Service Corps.  He married Mary Cheatham and they lived at Delves Cottage, Waleswood.  They had a daughter born around 1923.  Arthur is pictured here on the back row in the centre (this can be seen more clearly in the photo section).


Gunner Albert Harrison (b. 1891) lived at 5 Malt Kiln Yard, Kiveton Park Station with his wife Jane, nee Bantoft (they had married at Anston in 1911) and their 2 young children May and Albert.  He enlisted into the Notts and Derbys on 5th June 1915 at Worksop but was transferred in July 1915 to the Royal Garrison Artillery (service numbers 27009; and 48241 RGA).  He was admitted to a field hospital 17th October 1917 and sent home 22nd October 1917.  He was discharged 13th December 1917 to reinforcements.


William Harrison news cuttingPrivate William Harrison worked at Kiveton Park Colliery and lived at 53 Wesley Road, Kiveton.  He served with the York and Lancaster regiment.  He was reported missing and it later surfaced that he had been wounded and captured by the Germans.




John Robert HartshornePrivate John Robert Hartshorne (b. 1891, Kiveton) was the son of William and Jane Hartshorne and lived at 7 Railway Terrace, Kiveton.  He worked at Kiveton Park colliery.  He was one of the first from the village to enlist on 2nd September 1914 at the St John’s rooms in Kiveton.  Unlike many others who enlisted on this day who joined the Notts and Derby, John served with the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI), 6th Battalion (3248).  He was killed on 1st August 1915 and is commemorated on the Kiveton Colliery and Wales Square memorials.




John Thomas Hatton, originally from Rugley, Staffs (b. 1893) married Alice Maud Saxby of Waleswood at Wales 3rd April 1918.  He served with KOYLI (service numbers 1833, 200204) and went to France 13thApril 1915.


Private Thomas Hawke was born around 1895 at Owlerton but the family moved to Waleswood where they were farming at the time of the 1911 census.  On attestation Thomas gave his address as Barber Lane, Killamarsh and his occupation as miner. He served with the York and Lancaster Regiment, 1st Battalion, enlisting on 7th Jan 1915 at Sheffield (18349).  He died 8th May 1915 and is commemorated on the Menin Gate, panel 36, 55 and also the memorials at Kiveton Colliery, Wales Square and St Johns church plaque.

Corporal Herbert Hawkins served in the 144th Siege Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery, service number 64601. The Royal Garrison Artillery were responsible for heavy artillery, huge guns which could fire shells for miles. Herbert was killed on 8 October 1917 and is buried in grave VA4 at the Bard Cottage Cemetery, in the northern area of the Ypres Saliant where artillery sections such as Herbert’s were moved to only weeks before he died. Herbert was 29 and the son of William and Hannah Hawkins who lived in Waleswood. The family, which included ten siblings, lived at 45 ‘Waleswood Colliery’, his father and two elder brothers, Albert and George were all coalminers. Before being sent to war Herbert was a police constable for Sheffield City police. When he died, Herbert was married to Annie (nee Wray) and they lived at 36 Tavistock Road, Sheffield with their young son. Herbert is also remembered on the Police and Fire War Memorial in Sheffield Cathedral and also in St. Peters Church, Abbeydale, Sheffield.

Stoker 1st class Wilfred (Fred) Hayes was the son of John and Alice Hayes of Plantation Avenue, Dinnington and worked at Kiveton Park Colliery prior to enlisting in the Royal Navy.  He lost his life when the HMS Hampshire sank on 5th June 1916, the same ship which was carrying Lord Kitchener who also perished.  Further details of the sinking of the Hampshire can be found at this dedicated website: [external link]


Private Joseph Hepworth was born in 1899 at Heckmondwike, Lancashire, the son of Hiram and Louisa Hepworth.  His family had moved to The Burne, Todwick and Joseph was working at Kiveton Park Colliery prior to enlisting in the York and Lancaster regiment but later served with Durham Light Infantry (18256 with Y&L; 75345).  He died on 28th  June 1918 and his death was reported in the Worksop Guardian of 19th July:

We regret to record the death of Pte. Joseph Hepworth, Durham Light Infantry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hyram Hepworth, of the Post Office , which occurred in hospital, in Rouen, on June 28th, the cause of death being tubercular meningitis. Pte. Hepworth, who was 19 years of age, was home on leave a month previous to his death. He was a popular member of the Todwick Boy Scouts and prior to enlistment, was employed at the Kiveton Park Collieries.  Mr. and Mrs. H. Hepworth have another son in the army, who has been in Italy for the past eighteen months. We join in offering our sympathy to the bereaved parents at their sad loss.


George Herberts was born 1894, the son of George Herberts and lived at 27 Park Terrace, Kiveton.  He served with Sherwood Rangers; Corps of Hussars (service numbers 2858; 276039).  He married Fanny Osborne in 1920.


R Hewitt appears on the Wales UM chapel plaque but we have been unable to establish further details.  Please let us know if you can help.


Corporal Clement Howard Hill of Harthill served with the York and Lancaster regiment.  He was seriously injured by being shot in the right thigh on 1st July 1916.  We do not have any further details.  Please let us know if you can help.


John William Hill (b. 1896, Wales) was the son of John Thomas and Alice Hill, of 39 Waleswood.  He was the Kiveton Primitive Methodist organist. At the time that the Worksop Guardian reported that he had been wounded, his parents were living at Neale Street Clowne.  We have not been able to confirm any further details of his service.


Harry Hoare was originally from Wales (the country), born around 1884.  He worked at Waleswood Colliery as a fireman and lodged with his uncle and aunt George and Mary Hoare at 5 Waleswood Colliery.  We do not have full details of his service record.


Private James Farewell Hobson was born around 1895 at Worral, Sheffield.  He lived with his widowed mother Ann at 70 Sheffield Road, Killamarsh and worked at Kiveton Park Colliery.  James enlisted on 3rd Nov 1914 at Attercliffe into the York and Lancaster Regiment, 8th Battalion (16395).Along with so many others he was killed in the great offensive of 1st July 1916 and was buried at Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille Wood (Plot 2 G9).  He is commemorated on the Kiveton Park Colliery memorial.


Edward HoftonSergeant Edward (Ted) Hofton (b. 1893, Kiveton) was working at Monk Bretton Colliery at the outbreak of war.  He had married Mary Annie Darrington of Kiveton and was residing with his wife and 3 children, Richard (Dick), Ted and Bessie at 2 Lambert Road, Kendray Hill, Stairfoot, Barnsley. His parents’ address was 23 Kiveton Rows (father Enoch).  Ted joined the York and Lancaster regiment at Barnsley (service number 14/781).






Gunner George Holroyd was born 1893 at Kiveton, the son of John and Hannah Holroyd.  He married Emma (nee Thompson) and they lived at 60 Wesley Road, Kiveton.  George worked at Kiveton Park colliery prior to enlisting on 25th May 1915 at Sheffield into the Royal Field Artillery, Rotherham Brigade        (26397).  He was hospitalised 30th Sept 1917 due to gas, and sometime between 1914/1917 his father John died and mother Hannah moved back to Dewsbury.  His service is recorded on Wales UM chapel plaque.


Driver John William Smith Holroyd (b. 1895, Manchester) was the son of John William and Hannah Holroyd and lived at 36 Wesley Road, Kiveton.  He was employed at Kiveton Park Colliery prior to enlisting in Royal Field Artillery, West Riding Brigade (795934) on 10th December 1914 at Sheffield.  He served through the war being discharged on 4th January 1919.


George Hopkinson of Free Church Houses, School Road, Wales was born around 1893, the son of George and Harriett Hopkinson.  He was a farm labourer (Horseman) but we have been unable to locate any service records.


Bernard Hill HorsleyCaptain Bernard Hill Horsley (b. 1890, Kiveton) was the son of Ruth Horsley of Wales Road Kiveton.  He was a travelling salesman and was in New York at the outbreak of war.  He returned and immediately offered his services with KOYLI, 8th Battalion.  He was injured in the Somme offensive of 1st July 1916 but once recovered returned to the front line.  In a distinguished military career he was awarded the Military Cross (gazetted 22nd Sept 1916), and also the Distinguished Conduct Medal (gaz 11th Oct 1918) for taking out 300 yards of enemy trench, capturing machine guns and enemy personnel. He was mentioned in despatches at least twice.  He appears to have travelled widely with his job and appears on passenger lists to/from Bombay, Japan and China.  He died in 1940 in British Somaliland, Africa.


Leonard Horsley (b. 1887, Wales) was the son of Theodore and Martha Horsley.  He worked at Kiveton Park Colliery and lived at 41 Park Terrace, Kiveton.  We have not been able to locate his service record.


Captain Roland Hill Horsley (b.1886, Kiveton) was the older brother of Bernard (see above). Prior to the war he was Chief Surveyor at Kiveton Park Colliery and was educated at Sheffield University.  At the outbreak of war he enlisted in Kiveton on 2nd September 1914 with many other miners and joined the 10th Hussars but on being given a commission was transferred to the Royal Engineers where he was put in charge of a Tunnelling corps due to his mining and surveying experience.  He was Adjutant but promoted to Acting Captain on 14th October 1917.  He married Mary Lillian Emmerson whose father was a prominent community figure being on the parish council, and they lived at 43 Wesley Road and had 2 children.


Lance Corporal Henry Howarth was one of the older men from the area who served being born in 1876 at Barlow, Chesterfield.  He lived at Waleswood with wife Martha and children William Henry (1904), George Ronald (1905) and Evelyn (1909), and worked at Waleswood colliery.  He enlisted in October 1914, joining the Notts and Derbys regiment, 11th Battalion (18185) as a Private but was later promoted to Lance corporal.  He was killed in action on 1st July 1916 and buried at Blighty Valley Cem, Authuille (plot V H18).  He is commemorated on the Wales Square memorial.


Frank HydesGunner Frank Hydes MM of Firvale, Harthill (b. 1896) worked at Kiveton Park Colliery and was the son of widowed Mary Ellen Hydes.  He served in the Royal Field Artillery, Trench Mortar battery (23343).  He was awarded the Military Medal in November 1916 for “conspicuous gallentry and bravery in keeping to his post under heavy bombardment”.


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