Belper Wesleyan

and Ambergate and Milford. Roll of Honour

Belper. Methodist Archive and Research Centre (reference MA 8030 item 156)
Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes, 2018

Details of the fallen from eight of the eleven chapels in the Belper Wesleyan Circuit have been preserved. This list is of six men from Belper, plus one each from Milford and Ambergate.

The men from Belper are:

Pte. John B.J. Gough 70448 2nd Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regt.)

Pte. Frederick Skidmore 36063 Northumberland Fusiliers

Pte Samuel Pape 3531 10th Bn. Sherwood Foresters

Sergeant Arthur Varney M.M. 82110 11th Bn. Sherwood Foresters

Pte. Percy Hallam 3474 1/5th Bn. Sherwood Foresters

Corporal David J. Burbridge 117262 Motor Transport, Army Service Corps 

The war memorial in Belper Methodist Church reveals that another three men served.

Captain Raymond T.F. Barnett M.B.E.  RAMC

Corporal Francis William Melbourne 1/5th Bn. Sherwood Foresters

Gunner Alfred Williams  Royal Field Artillery

A photograph of the war memorial was accessible at until recently.

Details of all the nine men from Belper Wesleyan Chapel may still be found at

Pte. Leonard Jennison 18541 1st Bn. Sherwood Foresters died 9 May 1915 aged 20. He attended Milford Wesleyan Chapel

Wirelessman Percy Herbert Thorpe M17870 HMS “Milne” died 8 September 1916 aged 21. He attended Ambergate Wesleyan Chapel.

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