Butterley Company Crich Parish men who served in WW1

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