and Ambergate and Milford. Roll of Honour
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 http://derbyshirewarmemorials.wikispaces.com/Belper%2C%20Methodist%20Church 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.