Belper, Pottery Chapel
Roll of Honour
The following eleven men are listed on a note.
Mechanic George Brown 78600 Royal Flying Corps
Pte. William Caudwell 2101 5th Bn. Sherwood Foresters
Pte Ernest Cooper [probably 201915] Sherwood Foresters
Rifleman Ormond Gration 5538 10th Bn. Rifle Brigade
Pte. William A. Holland 23558 Grenadier Guards
Pte James Liggett 26379 11th Bn. North Staffordshire Regt.
Pte. George Marsh 2625 5th Bn. Sherwood Foresters
Pte William H. Needham 65486 Northumberland Fusiliers
Pte. Samuel A. Stone 141998 101st Field Coy. Royal Engineers
Pte. Joseph Taylor 2073 Sherwood Foresters
Pte. William Wheatley 11th Bn. Sherwood Foresters
Full details of these men, except William H. Needham, may be found at http://belperinwartime.org/memorial.html
The war memorial from this chapel appears now to be in St. John’s Church, and a photograph was available until recently at https://derbyshirewarmemorials.wikispaces.com/Belper%2C+St+John%27s+Chapel
William H. Needham is not listed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as a casualty. He was born in Belper in April 1890, and there is evidence that he married, had at least three children, and lived until 1970.