The Brave Men of Winster Who Fell in the Great War


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From the War Graves Commission WebPage

Arthur BOAM

Lance Corporal


16th Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.)

who died on

Thursday 20th September 1917.

Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Grave Reference/Panel Number: Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A

Lewis Edwin BOAM



10th Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.)

who died on

Thursday 10th October 1918. Age 26.

Son of George and Jane Boam; husband of Annie Boam, of 31 Appletree Rd., Stanfree, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Born at Winster, Derbyshire

Cemetery: Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery, Poland

Grave Reference/Panel Number: II. A. 3.

The city of Poznan is located in the west of Poland, on the main E30/2 road. The cemetery is situated to the north of the town in the district of Winogrady.




1st/5th Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.)

who died on

Tuesday 24th September 1918. Age 31.

Son of Mrs. Thomas Hodgkinson, of Winster, Derbyshire; husband of Mary Elizabeth Hodgkinson, of 5 Oaker Terrace, Wensley, Derbyshire.

Cemetery: Brie British Cemetery, Somme, France

Grave Reference/Panel Number: III. B. 5

Location: Brie is a village on the N29 Amiens-St Quentin Rd.

Lewis Marshall BURTON



2nd/7th Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.)

who died on

Thursday 21st March 1918. Age 31.

Son of Agnes Burton, of Bank Top, Winster, Derbyshire, and the late Thomas Burton.

Cemetery: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference/Panel Number: Bay 7

Location: The Arras Memorial is in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, which is in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle in the western part of the town of Arras.




22nd Bn., Manchester Regiment

attd. , Royal Munster Fusiliers

who died on

Wednesday 7th January 1920. Age 20.

Son of John and Annie Corless, of Main St., Winster, Derbyshire.

Cemetery: Arquata Scrivia Communal Cemetery Extension, Italy

Grave Reference/Panel Number: II. B. 1.

Location: Exit from the A7 motorway at Arquata - Vignole and follow the signs in the direction of Arquata Scrivia.


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