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

Private 4608

George Herbert Alton

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

Died of wounds on Tuesday 28th March 1916 aged 34.

George died at The 42nd Casualty Clearing Station, he was wounded on Sunday 25th March and died three days later.

George had ten separate wounds, received on Saturday 25th March near Hooge, Ypres, he was in the grenade section of the Sherwood Foresters.

Just after midnight on the 25th March the Germans fired a mine in front of the trench being held by the 5th Battalion. The Germans occupied the crater. The 5th counter-attacked at 8pm the same evening with a party of bombers (grenadiers) with a Lewis gun covering them from the right. This was a 'small' action from which neither side gained anything but it cost the 5th Battalion 11 men killed, 5 missing and 51 wounded.

The Casualty Clearing Station was part of the casualty evacuation chain, further back from the front line than the Aid Posts and Field Ambulances.

Burial Place

George was one of the wounded but succumbed to his injuries 3 days later, he was buried in the Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension.

Residence

Born and resident in Belper and enlisted in November 1915 in Derby.

Family

He was married to Ada Potter (formerly Alton), of 9, Canada St., Belper they had three children aged in 1916 7years, 4 years and 1 year 9 months.

He was the son of Mr Thomas and Mrs Alice Alton of Holbrook Road Belper, and was a member of the Cow Hill Primitive Methodist Chapel.

Employment

George worked at the Denby Furnaces.

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