Research undertaken by:
Peter Patilla, Simon Johnson, Brian Gibbons

Supporting research by :
Steve Morse, Nivard Ovington, Prunella Bradshaw, Dennis Brook.
Members on the "Derbyshire-derbysgen@rootsweb" forum.

Photographs courtesy of:
Families of the featured names are individually acknowledged on the webpages, local newspaper reports.

Heritage Lottery Fund Grant:
This research and its publications would not have been possible without the grant provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the support of Crich Area Community News.

Biographical details:
Peter Patilla and Simon Johnson for the "biography notes".

Photographs, notes and documents:
David Brown for the letters to Annie Porter.
Rosemary Hall and her relations for information on their family members
Family of John Thomas and William Roe.
Jack Chell for info on John and Norman Chell.
Joy Goodall for info on Joseph Goodall.
Linda Hardy for info on Oscar Snow.
Roy Harrison for info on James William Walters.
Gina Hewitt and Sue Taylor for info on James Hughes.
Sheila Lockie and Maureen Austick for info on Norman Henson.
Trevor Mason for info on Arthur Mason.
Louis Sheldon for info on William Sheldon.
Paul Sheldon for info on Stephen Bollington.
Jean Smith for info on George Ernest Watts.
Jenny Smith for info on John William Taylor.
Neta Stone for info on George Henry Henson.
Terry Pardner for info on Alex Ross.
James Mervyn Taylor and Christine Taylor for info on Herbert Taylor.
Sylvia Winson and Irene Hallsworth for info on Harold Greenwood.
Gladys Hives and Michael Seals for info on Alfred Seals.
Rose Kelland for info on Albert Percy Street.
Linda Hunt and Peter Williamson for info on George Bertram Taylor.
Mervyn Rodgers for info on Will Maurice Mee.
Aubrey Bacon for info on James William Whawell.
Ruth Willmore for info on Thomas Humphrey Hopkinson.
Geoffrey and Norman Bryan-Peach for info on Francis William Bryan Peach.
Margaret Thompson for info on Victor James Seals.
Carol Yates for info on Clement John Mee.
George Hanson Lockey for info on Ernest Hanson Lockey.

British Red Cross for information relating to VAD hospitals and Red Cross nurses.
South Wingfield Local History Society for photographs and documents relating to South Wingfield VAD Hospital.
Crich Heritage Partnership and their donors for access to their photo archives.
Derbyshire Record Office, Matlock for their resources and assistance.
Cliff Housley, Regimental Historian of the Sherwood Foresters.
Peter Donelly, curator, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Potter & Co. Solicitors, Matlock for access to their historical collection of the High Peak News.
John Smedley Ltd. for access to their archive and Jane Middleton Smith, archivist.
Stan Smith for permission to use photographs from the George Smith Collection.
Scott Hamilton webmaster of for information on Herbert Victor Rowley

We have tried to acknowledge all our contributors, but if through an oversight we have omitted a name please accept our apology and notify us so that this can be rectified.

Sources and references:

"9th Service Battalion The Sherwood Foresters" by John Stephen Morse TOMMIES GUIDES 2007 (ISBN 0955569814)

"British Gallantry Awards The Sherwood Foresters" by Cliff Housley (Miliquest Publications ISBN 0 9529648 3 X)

“The Bath At War: A Derbyshire Community and the Great War” by Charles Beresford – COUNTRY BOOKS/ASHRIDGE PRESS 2007
(ISBN 978 1 901214 91 8)

“The Quakers of Fritchley” by Walter Lowndes 1986 (ISBN 0-9511295-0-3)

Commonwealth War Graves Commission (

The Long, Long Trail: The British Army in the Great War of 1914–1918 (

The National Archives (

National Army Museum; Irish Soldiers' Records (

‘Struggle for Survival in the Cardiganshire Hills: Story of the Settlement of the Mountains of Llanfair and Llanddewi’ by Alan and Sally Leech. 2009
(ISBN: 978-0956111616).

“If only these walls could speak: an Orphanage Diary” by Alan Hamblin 2010: Blenheim Press (ISBN 978-1906302214)