Chinley War Memorial

In Memory of
the boys connected with
Chinley Wesleyan
Chapel and School
Samuel Bainbridge

Possibly - Samuel Charles Bainbridge who served as Gunner 313708 in the RGA and died on 26 June 1918 and rests in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

Charles S Bainbridge according to the Medal Card for the above service no. shows that he had also served as 3465 in the Staff. Yeo. and the 2 L. Gds as 4232

Thomas Bleackley  
Walter Leeson Walter, in the 1901 census was a lodger in the home of James Hudson on Stubbings Lane. Walter stated he was a Grocer's Carter aged 21 and born in Bugworth.
Walter lived at the time of his enlistment in Borrowash - enlisting in Buxton. He served as 40030 in the W Riding Regt., later serving in the Lincolnshire Regiment as Pte 203076. Walter was KIA on 4 October 1917 and is remembered, along with so many young men whose final resting place is known only unto their God, on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing
John H Sharpe  
James Webster  
John Waterhouse  
To the Glory of God
and in
Sincere Remembrance
of the Boys of
White Knowle Chapel
who laid down their lives in
"The Great War"
that we might live in Freedom
In Grateful recognition
of the efforts of all the
others who served and whose
lives were mercifully spared
George Barnes  
Mark Kirkham  
James E Hamer James Edward Hamer was born in Chinley, the son of Samuel and Sarah Hamer of Lower White Knowl, Chapel-en-le-Frith. By the time of the 1911 census, his father, a stone mason was a widow and he was with 4 of his children aged between 15 and 23. James served as Serjeant 307045 in the Sherwood Foresters. At the time of his enlistment in Buxton, James was living in Chapel-en-le-Frith. He was KIA on 21 March 1918 aged 30 and is remembered on the Arras Memorial.
James was awarded the M.M. and Mentioned in Despatches
William H Hamer William Henry was the older brother of James (above), being born just one year earlier. William also lived in Chapel-en-le-Frith when he enlisted in Buxton. He joined also joined the Sherwood Foresters - the local regiment and he served as Private 71237. William was KIA on 22 April 1918 - just one months after the death of his younger brother. William, like his brother, has no known grave and is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial along with many other young men.


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