11758 Private


West Yorkshire Regiment

Died 21st December 1915


George Thomas was born in Wood Green, London. He died of wounds. (Ancestry.co.uk)

46992 Corporal

Henry Walter MEAD

Royal Field Artillery

Died 4th October 1914


Flowers Wither

Memories Die

Freinds Forget You

But Never Can I


Son of John and Maria Jane Mead; husband of Florence Maud Mead, of 84, Englefield Rd., Islington, London. Born in London.

41606 Private


Devonshire Regiment

Died 17th January 1918


Edwin Arthur was born on 14th December 1885 to Alexander and Alice. In the 1901 census, he was a bag frame maker, living in Shoreditch. He married Louise Beatrice Evans nee Loake in 1916 and they had a son Frederick who was born in 1917.

Thank you to Sandra Malkin for this information.

7830 Rifleman


Royal Irish Rifles

Died 1st August 1916

     200543 C.Serjt. Major

            J. MERCER

           Labour Corps

and South Lancashire Regiment

Died 18th August 1920 Age 28



Son of William Mercer, of 43, Boundary Rd., St. Helen's, Lancs.

1721 Private


Royal Scots

Died 31st October 1915 Age 23


Son of Robert and Jane Middlemass, of 18, Parsons Green Terrace, Edinburgh.

Burial record states that he died in the University War Hospital in Southampton

13833 Private


Gloucestershire Regiment

Died 3rd October 1915



Edgar is thought to have been born in 1893 in Rodborough, Gloucestershire. On his record index, it states that he died at Gallipoli. (Ancestry.co.uk)

5624 Private


8th K.R.L. Hussars

Died 20th April 1915



James was born in Salisbury. (Ancestry.co.uk)

9483 Private


Lincolnshire Regiment

Died 17th March 1915 Age 21


Gone But Not Forgotten


Son of John and Sarah Ann Minkley, of 62, Eastgate, Grimsby. Born at Louth, Lincs.

L/5223 Private


East Surrey Regiment

Died 28th February 1915


George Henry Francis

8091 Serjeant William MONEY

See Burials with Medals and Awards

22132 Private


Hampshire Regiment

Died 25th December 1915 Age 55


Son of John and Phoebe Moon, of Winchester; husband of Sarah Ann Moon, of 3, Little Minster St., Winchester.

41670 Private


West Yorkshire Regiment

Died 5th May 1917


Husband of Helen Jackson (formerly Moore), of 13, Lowther Rd., Doncaster.

2494 Private


Monmouthshire Regiment

Died 13th July 1915


William Henry

11690 Private


Lincolnshire Regiment

Died 7th October 1915 Age 23


Psalm 23 Verse 1

"The Lord Is My Shepherd"


Francis Richard


Son of William and Rosanna Morris, of 11, Stile Rd., Headington, Oxford. Born at Wisbech.

3/3237 Private


The Black Watch

Died 30th May 1916


James was born in 1873 in Dundee and married Grace Hebden in 1892.


He died from Pleurisy and Hypostatic Pneumonia. Thank you to Katrina Price on Ancestry.

27545 Private


The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Died 14th October 1917



Owen served with the 2nd and 10th Scottish Rifles (Ancestry.co.uk)

7953 Corporal


Lincolnshire Regiment

Died 20th November 1914 Age 26


No Morning Dawns

No Night Returns

But We Remember Thee



Son of C. S. Emmett (formerly Mundy), of 129, Thorold St., New Clee, Grimsby, and the late Charles Henry Mundy.

26705 Private


Notts. & Derby Regiment

Died 17th June 1918




Alfred Murphy was born in Newton, Hyde, Cheshire in 1883. 

In the 1901 United Kingdom Census Albert Murphy 18, a collier (waggoner) was boarding at 3, Whittaker’s Court, Dukinfield, Cheshire. He was recorded a brother in law to Ellen Murphy, 27, head of the household, married, but no husband listed.

On the 10th of June, 1905 Alfred was married to Emma Lomax in Wakefield, Yorkshire.  


In the 1911 United Kingdom Census Alfred Murphy, 28, a coal miner (hewer) and his wife Emma, 27, were boarding at Avenue Buildings, Crofton, Nr. Wakefield, Yorkshire. 

He enlisted on the 1st of June 1915, into the Sherwood Foresters (Nott’s and Derby) Regiment. He recorded his address as 11, Robinson Street, Stalybridge, aged 33 years and 8 months. He was given the Regimental Number of 26705. He joined the British Expeditionary Force in France on the 6th of March 1916. He was wounded on the 4th of June 1916 and was sent home to England on the 16th of June 1916, and admitted to hospital. After recovery he rejoined the British Expeditionary Force in France on the 10th of August 1916. 

On the 30th of March 1917, he was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry and devotion to duty. 

He received a shrapnel wound to his left knee and was again sent home to England and re-admitted to hospital. On the 17th of June 1918, whilst still in hospital, he had just had his dinner, and complained of not feeling too well, and took to his bed where he died at 1-35pm. He is buried in Netley Military Cemetery, grave reference, C. E. 1956. 

After the death of Albert Murphy his effects were sent to his wife Emma Murphy who was re-married in 1919 to Sydney Allen at New St. Georges Church, Stalybridge.He is remembered on the Stalybridge War Memorial.


Thanks to Frank Harrop for this information. I don't know why his M.M. hasn't been added to his headstone.

39120 Corporal


Royal Army Medical Corps.

Died 6th November 1915


Austin Hugh

Son of Thomas John and Maria A. Murphy. Born at Liverpool.

SS 4356 Corporal


Royal Army Service Corps

Died 14th February 1915


Burial record states that he died on hospital ship Asturias aged 44 years.

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