|Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)||9370||2nd Battalion
18th Infantry D Coy
Abraham, born in 1881 lived most of his life at the Hat Factory, Crich. Like his brother John, he joined the militia. He worked at the limeworks at Bullbridge and embarked for France in August 1914. Taken as a PoW at Lille in October, he was interned in Hameln Camp for the rest of the war, returning to Crich in 1919. After demob he settled in Sheffield and resided there for the rest of his life. He married Maud O Webster in 1919 June qtr (Sheffield reg district).
Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
Disembarkation date 08/09/14
Derbyshire Courier 1 April 1919
Amongst the prisoners of war home from Germany no fewer than four reached Crich during the past few days. These are Sgt Norman Smith, Roes Lane; Lance Cpl Walter Mellors, the Common; Private Abe Lichfield, Fritchley; and Private A Donaldson, the Reservoir, Chadwick Nick,. Sgt Smith was captured in April near Albert, and after six weeks work behind the lines he was moved to the N.C.O.’s camp, Parchim. Mechlinberg. The journey made in cattle trucks, with 40 in a truck, took three days, and during this time they had neither food nor water. Lance Corporal Mellors was taken prisoner on 1 July 1916, and was moved to Soltau Hanover, where he has been on farm work. His principal diet, he says, has been black bread, potatoes and water. The locality from he came was in a fearful condition from shortages of food and large numbers had died. Lance Corporal Mellors joined the first Sherwood with the first lot of Crich lads in September 1914. Along with him on Monday came Private A Lichfield, who has been a prisoner for four years and two months. They been in Germany together for a month, and came from Hanburg as companions. Sad circumstances attend the homecoming of Private Donaldson, whose wife was buried about three weeks ago.
Prisoner of War Record
Litchfield Abraham. 9370, 2 Sher For; Franhriech, Lille 20.10.14; Hameln; 7.10.85 Sheffield; Bruder 129 Dunn Road, Sheffield
Abraham Litchfield's brother John Litchfield is also on the Roll of Honour.
1891: Hat Factory, Crich
|William||Litchfield||Head (wdwr)||48||FWK||Sutton in Ashfield|
|Mary Alice||Litchfield||daughter||15||Mill hand||Crich|
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1901: Hat Factory, Crich
|William||Litchfield||Head (wdwr)||59||Stocking maker||Sutton in Ashfield|
|Luther||Litchfield||son||20||Labourer water works||Crich|
RG13 piece 3231 folio 6 page 4
|Albert||Attenborough||Head||44||Collier at coal face||Amber Row, Wessington|
|Mary Elizabeth||Attenborough||daughter||20||Factory hand||Amber Row, Wessington|
|William||Attenborough||son||18||Driving pony collier||Amber Row, Wessington|
|Lily||Attenborough||daughter||16||Assisting housework||Amber Row, Wessington|
|Gladys May||Attenborough||daughter||14||Factory hand||Pleasley|
|Harriet||Attenborough||daughter of ?||10 mo||Crich|
|Abraham||Litchfield||brother in law||26||Labourer||Crich|
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1918 Crich voters
Abraham Lichfield, Hat Factory; absent on military service.
1939 Register: Belmoor Road, Sheffield
Abraham Litchfield b.7 October 1880; builders labourer
Maud O Litchfield b.7 February 1901
Iris Brayson (Litchfield) b.30 September 1923; welding rod machinist