Butterley Company, based in Ripley, Derbyshire, employed Crich men. They owned one of the Crich quarries and the mineral railway line from the quarry, through Fritchley and Bullbridge down to Cromford Canal.
The ledger of employees who left to join the forces was in the Derbyshire Record Office – D503/82/25 – Roll of Honour for 1914-1918 War: Butterley Works; Codnor Park Works; Limeworks; Estate; Staff. It was unearthed by Simon Johnson and transcribed by Peter Patilla. As with all transcriptions there can be errors in interpretting the handwriting; although care has been taken.
The text in red was not in the ledger – it has been added from a second source of information.
|Name||Age||M/S||Address||Occupation||Leaving date||Force||Return date||Remarks|
|Townsend Ezra||30||M||Prospect Terr, Crich||Labourer||5 Aug||A||N&D reg|
|Coleman Thomas||19||S||The Cross, Crich||Quarryman||19 Oct||k.a.||killed||Not killed; Silver War Badge; N&D; DLI; LC|
|Curzon John William||22||S||Crich Common||Quaryman||29 Oct||k.a.||killed||Killed 1/10/18; N&D; RWR; MGC|
|Curzon Alfred||30||S||Crich Common||Quarryman||29 Oct||k.a.||killed||Killed 1/7/16; N&D|
|Mellors Walter||18||S||Crich Common||Quaryman||17 Oct||k.a.||PoW; N&D|
|Perry George||21||S||Crich Common||Quarryman||17 Oct||k.a.||killed||Killed 29/10/17; N&D|
|Goodall James F||45||M||Bullbridge||Line drawer||N&D|
|Smith Frederick||18||S||Fritchley||Machine clerk||RFC||RAF 2nd Lt|