Charles Adderley

Randall Arthur Alcock

George Henry Allsopp

William Allwood

George Herbert Alton

Thomas Alton

Stephen Annable

Harold Arnold

Arthur Ashton

David Johnson Barber

Thomas William Barker

Raymond Theodore Frederick Barnett M.B.E, R.A.M.C.

John Bates

Samuel Wood Bath

George Edward Belfield

Samuel Arthur Belfield

Allan Bembridge

Arthur Bembridge

John Bembridge

Albert Beresford

George Alexander Berkin

Harry Birkin (Berkin)

William Blackham

James Puttock Blagg

Charles Frederick Bloor

Albert Blount

James William Blount

William Bond

Charlie Boot

Ernest Boot

William Herbert Boot

William James Booth

Samuel Bower

Fred Bowler M.M.

George Bowmer

William Brailsford

Charles Reginald Brandreth

John George Brentnall

George Brown

David John Burbridge

George Burdett

Arthur Butler

John Butler

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Albert Beresford

1st/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)

Killed in action on Sunday 24th June 1917 aged 19

Albert was killed by a shell during an attack on German trenches at Lens.

During the greater part of the war this was a front-line cemetery used by fighting units and field ambulances, and protected from German observation by a slight rise in the ground.

Burial Place

Albert was buried in the Maroc British Cemetery Grenay France on Tuesday 26th June 1917.

His memorial reads:-

Cold is the clay on his beautiful head,
Sweet is the sleep of the innocent dead.
The love that we bore him will live in our breast,
Till we meet again in the land of the blessed.
We loved him, yes, no tongue can tell
How deep, how dearly, and how well;
Christ loved him too, and thought it best
To take him home with him to rest.
From his sorrowing Mother, Father, Sisters and Brother.




Albert was the son of Mr Albert and Mrs Anne Beresford of Cow Hill Belper, his father Mr Albert Beresford senior had worked at Denby Colliery but suffered severe injuries during an accident at the pit in 1911, which left his son Albert the main wage earner in the family.

His younger siblings were Georgina, Harriett and James. James was later killed when his ship was torpedoed in WW2.

Albert had enlisted in Belper in February 1915 at the age of 17.


Albert was employed at Denby Colliery and was a well known local footballer playing for St Swithuns.

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