WILSON, George Godfrey

Enlisted 21/5/1915 declaring he was 19 when he was not quite 16! Pte 197 North Midlands Division Cycle Coy. He spent two months in France then discharged 31/7/1916 on medical grounds.

b 1899 Mapperley, Derbys.  1911C at Sawley, his father listed as John Wilson b 1860 ? a Hathersage  Police Pensioner. It is probable he was actually born John Priestley Littlewood, adopted by Thomas Wilson and Sarah Littlewood and took the name Wilson?

LEE, Tom J

We are  struggling with Tom Lee. 4th from right on WHW2W p 54 photo, known as Tom (but may have been Thomas Ernest?) He served again in the 1939/1945 war, in a non-combat role.) We came across a number of newspaper articles in the 1920/30’s that refer to T J Lee who seemed to be very involved with the Hope Valley Football League. He was in the village in 1931 when co-opted onto British Legion Benevolent Committee. He probably came to the village after WW1.

COOPER, George

Pte 12/3594 Auckland Infantry Battalion, lived Kohekohe, Waiuku  New Zealand. (DC 26/6/1917; Wounded in France fighting for the New Zealand Forces). b 1894 Leam Farm, Eyam Woodlands. 1911C at Leam, son of Walter Cooper, a farmer b 1864 Padley, Hathersage.


Pte 163083 MGC. b 1897 Hoyland Common. 1911C a pit top boy in Barnsley. His father was Thomas Broomhead b 1872 Hathersage, and his brother Thomas b 1902 and sister Nellie b 1909 both b Hathersage.

WRAGG, Jesse.

(DC 5/1/1918. ‘Tenant farmer of Greens House, Outseats, with 65 acres, with a War Agricultural Certificate. Granted 6 months extension to existing exemption).

b 1877 Fulwood, Sheffield, and  had lived in Outseats for over sixteen years.

WRAGG, James

† ≠  ß Щ  44122 Pte York & Lancs 1/4 Hallamshire Bn. D of W 30/4/1918. Grave; Arneke British Cemetery, Nord France. b 1891 Spitewinter, Ashover. 1911C; living at Back Lane Top, Hathersage, a labourer on the railway, his father Francis, being recently widowed, had six daughters, of whom Ida, 6, and Ivy, 3, were both b Hathersage. James’ wife was living at Triangle End, Chapeltown at the time of his death.

WRAGG, Colin.

ă  2/Lt 7 Sherwood Foresters. b 1898 Sheffield. 1911 finds him at St Cuthbert’s College, Worksop (now Worksop College) – (no relation to James Wragg). 1918 Absent Voters list shows his address as Heatherfield, Sheffield Road, Hathersage, the home of his parents. (R J Moores, his brother in law, who served in the same regiment, was also then at Heatherfield.) Colin was a motor engineer as was his father Walter (b 1873 d 1932, at Broomhill Place, Sheffield, although then living at Bamford). When he died, Walter left £24,024 – quite a sum for those days. On the 1891C Walter Wragg is listed as cycle Manufacturer; Walter Wragg Ltd., were one of the premier motorcycle dealerships in Sheffield with their main showroom in Cambridge Street. There are a number of photos on ‘Google’. His mother was Evelyn Maud (b 1872 –d 1927). Colin died at Claremont Nursing Home in 1933.