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A Unique Photographic Record of Matlock & District, 1910-1915, and World War One Soldiers

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Place: Matlock
Property / Street / Road: -
Date: 1914
Description/Historical Information: Matlock Thursday Football Club [similarities with VLA5258 (published in the High Peak News 4 Nov 1914) and VLA5259].
Top Row, standing (left to right): C. Heldridge [Eldridge?], G. Buckley, James Gregory, John Gregory, R. Eyre, Mr. Foreman and T. Anderson [note that one more person named than actually appears in the photo].
Centre Row: R. Pickford, C. Mitchell, F. Purseglove.
Front Row: J. Slater, B. Slater, W. Moore, E. Lomas, P. Hall.

The first person to be identified was Charlie Mitchell (middle row, centre). He joined the Manchester Police and then enlisted in the Manchester Regt. in Sep. 1914, serving in Salonika until late 1917 where he caught malaria and had to be invalided out in April 1918. Afterwards ran the Ovaltine poultry farm until retirement. He was still involved with the club post war and may have played again once he had fully recovered.
Further information
elsewhere on this site:
- Charlie Mitchell's brother John : Names on Matlock's War Memorial : WW1, Surnames K - W
- J. J. Slater : Names on Matlock's War Memorial : WW1, Surnames K - W
Image Reference: VLA5253
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