Stanton Servicemen

This page provides details of those who fought in the First World War.  Click on the tabs to reveal information on each serviceman.  This page is under construction - further names will be added soon.  Page down for further information.

Arthur Whitworth

Arthur Whitworth was employed, along with his fallen colleagues Charles Penistone and Harold Harvey, as a gardener at Stanton Hall. His father, Henry, was the Head Gardener. He was the eldest of five children.

Jack Holmes

Jack Holmes was one of 4 brothers who enlisted, and the second eldest. The others were Sam, Daniel, and Cornelius (known as ‘Nid), all of whom survived. The Holmes family lived in the house now owned by Harry and Trisha Wright. He is also commemorated on the Youlgrave War Memorial, having married Jane Brassington in 1913 and moved to Youlgrave.

Bertie George Davie

Bertie George Davie was living in London, where he was a company director, when war broke out. He was married to Flora, and had 2 sons by 1911, the eldest of whom, Humphrey, was the father of Nicholas, the current owner of Stanton Hall.

John Bernard Siddall

John Siddall was the second son in a family of 7 children.  His elder brother, Peter, also served and survived.

Leonard Prince

Leonard Prince was the son of Albert Prince and Elizabeth Dent. Not long after his birth his mother died. Albert Prince was a ‘quarry manager’, and Leonard a ‘tool sharpener at gritstone quarry’ in the 1911 census, where his age is given as 20 years old.