Donald Frazer Holland: The 1/4th (Hallamshire) Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment was a Territorial unit based in Sheffield serving with the 3rd West Riding Brigade, West Riding Division. When war broke out in August 1914, the units of the Division had just departed for their annual summer camp, they were at once recalled to their home base and mobilised for war service, moving to Doncaster. In November they moved to Gainsborough and in in February 1915 to York to prepare for service overseas, those men who had not volunteered for Imperial Service transferred tp the newly formed 2/4th Battalion. They proceeded to France on the 14th of April 1915, sailing from Folkestone to Boulogne. The Division concentrated in the area around Estaires. On the 15th of May the formation was renamed 148th Brigade, 49th (West Riding) Division. Their first action was in the The Battle of Aubers Ridge in May 1915. In 1916 They were in action in the Battles of the Somme. In 1917 they were involved in the Operations on the Flanders Coast and the The Battle of Poelcapelle during the Third Battle of Ypres. – See more at: http://www.wartimememoriesproject.com/greatwar/allied/yorklancs4.php#sthash.7CI7Qtb8.dpuf
1894 born in Hadfield, Derbyshire (O/N/D vol 7b, page 817) 1901 Census living at 48 The Avenue, Hadfield, Glossop aged 6yrs. 1914 Attestation, living at 178 Worksop Road, Handsworth, Sheffield with Mother Lizzie who is buried at St Peters Fairfield, Donald is remembered on the Grave.
1892 born in Wincobank, Sheffield, Yorkshire, 1901 Census, living in Wadsley Bridge, Hillsborough aged 9yrs. 1911 Census living at 6 Wansfell Road, Grimesthorpe aged 19yrs, working as a Steel & Iron Turner. 1916 Married Florence Simpson of 79 Windsor Road, Fairfield (vol 7b, page 1622).
Obituary from The Buxton Advertiser. (researched 2014)
Death of a Soldier Sapper Corbridge Sapper Corbridge has succumbed to pneumonia and was buried in France. He had fought through the war, and it was hard that he should “ go under” after the Armistice had been signed. It will be remembered that Sapper Corbridge was married to Miss Simpson daughter of Mrs Simpson, of 79, Windsor Road, at St Peter’s Church. Mrs Corbridge at one time assisted Mr Franklin Barlow of Spring Gardens and is now acting in a similar capacity. Sympathy will be expressed to her in her bereavement.
J Lewis is named on the Memorial in the former Conservative Club, however it has so far been impossible to trace him.
In the 1911 Census a John William Lewis aged 15yrs born in Derbyshire approx 1895/6, was working as a servant/footman, for the Whisson Family? living at Nithen, Buxton, Derbyshire, which was in the Parish of Fairfield.
There is also a John Lewis aged 19yrs, born in Buxton 1892, living in Ecclesall, Sheffield, with his Father John Lewis & his Grandmother Elizabeth. John was working as a Merchants Clerk.
Born 1881 in Crewe, Cheshire (vol 8a, page 313 O/N/D) 1896, Clement was an apprentice on the Railways in Crewe. 1901 Census he was living at 153 West Street, Coppenhall, Cheshire, still employed on the Railway. 1908 Clement has now moved and is now employed on the Railway in Buxton, Employee Number 4077, he has worked on the Railways for 12 1/2 yrs, his character is fair, and his ability is good. The 1911 Census and Clement is living at 9 Railway Terrace, Lightwood Road a boarder with the Lathem family, employed as a Locomotive Fitter.