Chisworth War Memorial

Find out more about the brave souls of Chisworth gave their lives in service to their country.

NOTE: You may notice that some of the names appear on more than one of the War Memorials. This is not an error and simply reflects the way in which these War Memorials were created, by local communities wanting to remember their lost loved ones.

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1st World War

Frank Archibald Ashton

Corporal 241743, Sherwood Foresters 2/6th Battalion Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment

Born: 1896 in Chisworth

Home Address: 65 Fattinghey, Chisworth

Marital Status: Single, Son of John Albert and Lavinia Ann

Occupation: Insurance Clerk

Died: Friday 21st June 1918, Age 23

Buried; Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel, Grave Reference V. G. 9

Ernest Bramhall

Private 66005, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Born: 1891 in Charlesworth

Home Address: 10 Coombes Lane, Charlesworth

Marital Status: Wife Matilda and a young son.

Occupation: General Labourer

Died: Friday 30th November 1917, Age 26

Remembered; Cambrai Memorial, Louverval

Stanley Brierley

Private 235301, 8th Battalion, Yorkshire and Lancashire Regiment

Born: 1896 in Padfield

Home Address: 1 Hole House, Chisworth

Marital Status: Son of Mr and Mrs Jospeh and Betty Brierley

Occupation: Machine Tenter

Died: Monday 17th September 1917, Age 21

Remembered; Tyne Cot Memorial

Joseph H Cooper

Private 925044, 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Born: 1890 in Chisworth

Home Address: ?

Marital Status: Single

Occupation: ?

Died: Wednesday 2nd October 1918, Age 28

Buried; Chapel Corner Cemetery, Sauchy-Lestree, Grave Reference F21

John Hett

Private 3412, 18th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment

Born: 1878

Home Address: ?

Marital Status: ? Son of John and Eliza Hett of Chisworth Derbyshire

Occupation: ?

Died: Friday 28th July 1916, Age 38

Buried; Cardiff (Cathays) Cemetery; Grave Reference EB 31

Ernest Jackson

Private 4482, 1/6 Cheshire Attached 5th Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment

Born: 1896 in Chew Wood, Chisworth

Home Address: 41 Cottage Lane, Gamesley

Marital Status: Single

Occupation: Weavers Tenter

Died: Tuesday 15th August 1916, Age 20

Remembered; Pier and Face 3C and 4A, Thiepval Memorial

Frank Lawson

Private 68080, 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

Born: Out of wedlock in 1899 in Charlesworth

Home Address: 70 Fattinghey, Chisworth

Marital Status: Single

Occupation: School

Died: Wednesday 23rd October 1918, Age 18

Buried; Amerval Communal Cemetery Extension, Solemes, Grave Reference C. 37

Albert Thornley

Private 3/26672, 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

Born: 1892 in Higher Chisworth

Home Address: 521 Davidson, Hochelaga, Montreal, Canada

Marital Status: Married to Annie. Brother Ellis.

Occupation: Former Rope Maker

Died: Wednesday 21st August 1918, Age 27

Buried; Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Grave Reference VIII. L. 19

Many of the men of Charlesworth and Chisworth worked at Rope Works.

Ellis Thornley

Private 36671, 23rd Tyneside Scottish Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers

Born: 1889 in Higher Chisworth

Home Address: 13 Higher Chisworth

Marital Status: Married to Emma. Brother Albert

Occupation: Rope Maker

Died: Saturday 20th April 1918, Age 20

Buried; Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Grave Reference XI. F. 3

George Wild

Private 2917, 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment

Born: 1895 in Chisworth

Home Address: Chisworth, Broadbottom

Marital Status: Single

Occupation: Cotton Polisher Operative

Died: Sunday 23rd May 1915, Age 20

Buried; Chester Farm Cemetery, Grave Reference I. E. 7A

2 thoughts on “Chisworth War Memorial

  1. Wondered if the John Hett was related to the Hetts who lived in our house
    They were involved with Kinderlee Mill
    We have a picture of a lady in Victorian dress who could possibly be one of the Hetts it was in our house when we bought it


    1. Thank you for getting in touch Phyllis! Would you be interested in speaking to Peter Cooper about this further? We would certainly be interested in the photograph if it turns out to be of one of the Hett family!


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