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Matlock & Matlock Bath : The War Memorials
Commemorating Matlock's and Matlock Bath's War Casualties
War Memorials Index
About the Five Memorials
Matlock Memorial shortly after the unveiling
Unveiling Matlock Bath's Memorial
Remembrance Day,
about 1930
"The Matlock Guide":
Matlock Bath War Memorial
Peace Day, 19 July 1919
Scarthin War Memorial, unveiling programme
Commemorative Souvenirs
Surnames Index
Names on Matlock's War Memorial, WW1, A - J
Names on Matlock's War Memorial, WW1, K - W
Matlock's WW1 Casualties Not on the Memorial
Names on Matlock's War Memorial, WW2
Names on Matlock Bath's War Memorial
Names on Scarthin War Memorial
Names on Starkholmes War Memorial
Before & during WW1
Matlock's National Reservists & Call-up Card
A Christmas Card from the King & Queen in 1914

More on site records or information
Names on Scarthin's War Memorial

On this page:
Names on the Memorial | World War 1 | World War 2

Background information is included
There are photos of Arras, Etaples, Thiepval, Wimille and Wimereux elsewhere on this site

WW2 Casualties, Scarthin
Photo © Charles Beresford 2006



1939 - 1945


DoW - Died of Wounds
KiA - Killed in Action
ToW - Theatre of War
F & F - France and Flanders
M Bank - Matlock Bank
M Bath - Matlock Bath
M Dale - Matlock Dale
Mar - Married
NoK - Next of Kin
s/o - son of
Unm - Unmarried
WO - War Office
Those who died in WW1, 1914 - 1919 : further information
ALLEN, William H (William Hoades)
Born Matlock Bath 1888 and baptised at Holy Trinity
KiA 21 Mar 1918
Private 2nd/6th Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Service No: 241587
ToW: F & F
s/o John and Ann Allen. Living with parents in Matlock Bath in the 1891 census and the family were in Scarthin in the 1901 census (half brother of John Joseph A below). He was already working as a packer in the cotton mill in 1901. He was later employed as a Knotter. Enlisted Matlock. He was one of 8 Matlock men to die or be killed on 21st Mar 1918.
Memorial: Arras Memorial (see See War Graves photos (Arras) elsewhere on this site)
Memorial Reference: Bay 7.
ALLEN, John J (John Joseph)
Born Matlock Bath (Scarthin) 1898 and baptised at Holy Trinity
Baptised 4 Jun 1899 Matlock Bath Holy Trinity
KiA 29 Jun 1918, aged 21
ToW: F & F
Private 2nd Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Service No: 202673
s/o John and Kate (nee Holmes) Allen. Living at Scarthin in the 1901 census (half brother of William Hoades A above). The Derbyshire Courier of 22 June 1918 reported Pte J. Allen, Scarthin, as being a Prisoner of War.
Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial, is NE of Ieper and one of four Memorials to the missing in Belgian Flanders
Memorial Reference: Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A.
Born Matlock 1891
KiA 23 Apr 1917
Corporal 8th Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment
Formerly 23033, Notts & Derbys Regt
Service No: 43037
ToW: F & F
s/o Frederick and Jane Biddulph. Frederick was a miller. Later lived at 1 Scarthin Terrace with his widowed mother. He enlisted at Matlock during September 1914 and was originally in the 13th Bn. Sherwood Foresters. He was one of the first in Scarthin/Cromford to enlist, leaving a good position in the Via Gellia Colour Works - where he was employed as a Clerk - to do so. In May 1917 his mother received official news from Lichfield that her son had died of wounds. Corpl. Biddulph was her second son, and was well known and liked by everyone, and was a great favourite in the Army as well as in civil life.

Cemetery: Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt (a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais)
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. E. 16.
Born M Bath
KiA 23 Apr 1917
Private 8th Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment
Service No: 43145
ToW: F & F
s/o Everard and Grace Keightley of Scarthin. Living Scarthin in the 1901 census. He later worked as a Limestone Quarry Man.
Enlisted Chesterfield. Formerly 211013, Notts & Derbys Regt
Memorial: Arras Memorial (see See War Graves photos (Arras) elsewhere on this site)
Memorial Reference: Bay 6.
KIRK, George
Born 1891 Scarthin [Soldiers Died says b. Whittington, but this conflicts with other information]
Baptised 18 Mar 1891 Matlock Bath Holy Trinity
KiA 14 Feb 1916
Private 10th Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Service No: 15170
ToW: F & F
s/o Walter and Elizabeth Kirk of Scarthin. Living Scarthin in the 1891 census and the 1901 census. George later worked for a Hosiery Company. Enlisted Chesterfield.
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, one of four memorials to the missing in Belgian Flanders which cover the area known as the Ypres Salient
Memorial Reference: Panel 39 and 41.
PIDCOCK, John A (John Arthur)
Born 1900
Died 27 Nov 1918, aged 18 at Mansfield.
Private "D" Coy. 53rd Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Service No: 6/53557
s/o the late Isaiah and Martha Pidcock, of Cromford. He was living at Whatstandwell, Crich in 1901 but the family later returned to live at Scarthin in a house between the shops of Doxey and Mrs. Biddulph close to the Temperance Hall and Primitive Methodist Chapel. British Army Service Records (Burnt Documents) show him arriving as a [presumably new] recruit from Depot Derby on 26 Aug 1918, being allotted TR/6/ numbers and posted to A Coy. although when he died he was in D Coy.
Cemetery: Cromford (St. Mark) Churchyard
Grave/Memorial Reference: 4. 16. 21.
Born 1891 at Ashbourne (Hartington)
KiA 9 May 1915, aged 24
Private 1st Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment).
Service No: 11390. Formerly 1170, Manchester Regt.
ToW: F & F
s/o George and Jane Sherratt, of 55, Thoresby Rd., Mansfield Woodhouse, NTT, though in 1911 his father, a shoemaker, and sister were living in Scarthin, near the Tabor Chapel. William was then at Paddock House, Alstonfield and working for John Gould, a farmer, as a Waggoner. Lived at Mansfield Woodhouse when he enlisted at Ashton under Lyne, Lancs. Private Sherratt had been in the Army for a number of years. The letter announcing his death came from a brother, Mr. J. T. Sherratt, also serving in the 1st Sherwood Foresters.

Memorial: Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. The Ploegsteert Memorial commemorates more than 11,000 servicemen of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in this sector during the First World War and have no known grave.
Memorial Reference: Panel 7.
Born M Bath 1891
KiA 12 Mar 1915, aged 24
Private 1st Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Service No: 14148
ToW: F & F
s/o Joseph and Sarah Tomlinson, of Chapel Hill, Cromford, Matlock. The family were living at Mount Pleasant in the 1891 census and in Scarthin in the 1901 census. Worked as a Stationary Engine Driver at the Paint Works. Enlisted Derby.
Memorial: Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, Pas de Calais (between Bethune and Armentieres)
Memorial Reference: Panel 26 and 27.
WORTHY, Thomas
Born Cromford (Scarthin?) 1887
DoW 4 Oct 1917, aged 30
Private 1st Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers
Service No: 204551
ToW: F & F
s/o Peter and Mary Worthy, of Scarthin, Matlock Bath. The family were living at Scarthin in the 1891 census and the 1901 census. Thomas worked as a Brewer's labourer at the Cromford Brewery prior to enlisting, before which he was employed at Masson Mills. He enlisted at Matlock. In October 1917 his father, Peter, had heard that he had died of wounds received in action. He was a single man.

Cemetery: Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. E. 9.
Those who died in WW2, 1939-45 : further information
Died 26 Dec 1944, aged 19
Stoker 1st Class H.M.S. Capel, Royal Navy
Service No: P/KX 601704
H.M.S. Capel sunk by German submarine U-486 in the English Channel, 26 Dec 1944. 76 members of the crew went down with the ship.
s/o James Harry and Hilda Annie Kniveton, of Cromford.
Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Memorial Reference: Panel 86, Column 1.
PIDCOCK, George A[lbert]
Died 6 Jun 1942
Lance Corporal Royal Army Service Corps
Service No: 193007
ToW: Middle East
Cemetery: El Alamein War Cemetery
Grave/Memorial Reference: XXXII. C. 22.
RUSSELL, Arthur H[enson]
Died: 23 Oct 1944, aged 29
Trooper 17th/21st Lancers Royal Armoured Corps
Service No: 5053521
ToW: Italy
s/o Charles Henry and Lucy Alice Russell; married Jessie Hannah Lorraine Heathcote at Ashbourne Register Office in 1938.
Cemetery: Forli War Cemetery, Italy. Many of those buried there lost their lives in the heavy fighting between Rimini and Ravenna which took place in appalling weather in October-December 1944
Grave/Memorial Reference: II, C, 4.

With very grateful thanks to Mr. Charles Beresford for initial help and additional material. Background research from "The High Peak News", GRO BMD indexes and FreeBMD, from returns for the 1891 census and 1901 census (click link to go to on-site transcripts), parish registers and family members. Names also compared with information provided on "Soldiers Died in the Great War" CD.

If you know any more about the above men, we would very much like to hear from you. Please email and in the subject line write Scarthin War Memorial. Thank you.

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