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Pte. Sydney Lancelot Wood 2/4th Btn., H Coy. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

This information was sourced from the Red Cross website of POWs, CWG Commission and military documents that I own.

Sydney Wood served with the Colours from the 26th June 1908 to 3rd August 1914 (6 years 2 months). He was in South Africa from the 1st January 1909 to 1st December 1910 (1 year 11 months). In Hong Kongm 2nd December 1910 to 17th January 1913 (2 years 1 month) then in Singapore 22nd January 1913 to 14th January 1915 (2 years).

During War he served with the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry from 4th August 1914 to 23rd March 1919 (4 years 8 months) when he became Army Reserve Class B. He reenlisted on the 24th of March 1919 and served until 5th February 1920 (10 months) He served in France from 15th January 1915 to 24th October 1915 (9 months) in Egypt from 25th October 1915 to 30th November 1915 (1 month) then in Salonica from 1st December 1915 to 18th August 1917 (1 year 9 months) He returned to France on the 15th of March 1918. He was taken POW on the 27th March 1918 and held until to 30th November 1918 (8 months)

His POW card reads: A55516 Wood S. Pte 9757. KOYLI Missing 27th March 1918 France. Rep. Mrs A Wood (mother) 34 Wodehouse St, Norwich, Norfolk, England According to a letter send to the family dated 28th June 1918, he is a prisoner in Germany. PH 40751 15 November 1918 Wood Sidney 9757 Pte 2/4th KOYLI H Coy born 14th March 1888, Norwich taken 27th March 1918 Sommecourt, unwounded. Transferred from Parchim POW camp to Freidrichsfeld POW camp.

Miranda Tindle


Sgt. John Abraham Glover 4th Btn., D Coy. York and Lancaster Regiment (d.19th Oct 1918)

John Glover was born on 10th August 1891 in Bolsover, Derbyshire, the son of Thomas and Alice Glover. His mother Alice died on 19th October 1893, his father Thomas was left to bring John and his brother Isaiah up alone. Thomas eventually remarried Elizabeth Anglesea and moved to Clowne in Derbyshire. When John was in his late teens he and his brother Isaiah moved to Thurnscoe near Rotherham to live with their uncle William Glover at Shepherd Lane, Thurnscoe. All were employed at Hickleton Main colliery.

John married Eliza Davies at Bolton on Dearne church on 25th December 1914. It was around this time that John joined his local regiment the 2nd/5th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment enlisting at Wath upon Dearne as a territorial. His regimental number given as 3825 (later to change to 241361). He was promoted to Corporal. He and Eliza had a son, John Thomas born on 5th February 1916 at No. 10 York Terrace, Thurnscoe. John joined his battalion on summer camp in June 1916 at Flixton Park and volunteered for overseas service some time after this.

The Battalion sailed from Southampton to Le Havre on 5th January 1917 on transport ships and were accommodated after disembarkation at No. 2 rest camp. John fought through all the major engagements with his battalion against the Germans in France. Due to the heavy losses of the battalion in November 1917, it was decided to disband the 2nd/5th York and Lancaster's and draft the remaining members into 2nd/4th York and Lancaster and 1st/4th York and Lancasters. John joined D Company as Sergeant of the 1st/4th York and Lancasters.

During the German spring offensive John and his unit were captured by the enemy at Neuve Eglise on 15th April 1918. He was recorded as a prisoner of war at Friedrichsfeld, Wessel, Rhineland, Germany. No word was heard of John by his family until October 13th 1918 when they received a postcard from him through the Red Cross. His family were later informed that John had died while a prisoner of war of Spanish Flu on 19th of October 1918 (by strange coincidence on the same date as his mother) whilst in a war hospital at Erquelinnes in Belgium. He is buried in Erquelinnes Communal Cemetery with a number of his comrades, all interred by the Germans.

His name is remembered on the war memorial in Thurnscoe. John's wife went on to remarry on 2nd March 1920 to Bernard Moulton of Thurnscoe, but sadly died of a miscarriage on 25th March 1920. John and Eliza's son John Thomas was brought up by other family members and went on to be a headmaster of a school in Wakefield.

John A Glover Memorial

John A Glover

Alwyn Whitehouse


Pte. Thomas Clifford 7th Btn. East Kent Regiment

My maternal grandfather, Thomas Clifford joined the East Kent Regiment in 1916, despite being only 17 years of age. Also, he left home in Marylebone London, and travelled to Kent to join up, so that he could be sure his family would be unable to trace him. He was captured on 16th September 1917 at Poelcapelle and spent the rest of the war in Friedrichsfeld POW Camp, near Wesel in Germany.

Terry Lomax


Pte. Joseph Stead 9th Btn. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (d.19th Oct 1918)

Joseph Stead of the 9th Battalion KOYLI was captured possibly in May 1918 and listed as being held at Friedrichsfeld POW camp. He died in the German military hospital in Charleville of heart disease, and was buried in the town cemetery in the section reserved for military casualties. He was reinterred in 1962 at Terlincthun British Cemetery.

We were initially informed by my Great Grandmother (his wife) that he had been shot for refusing to help the Germans. However this does not seem to be the case.

Josephs grave at Terlincthun

Tim Waterhouse


Sgt. Billy Ward King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Sgt Billy Ward was a prisoner at Friedrichfeld POW Camp. He escaped to Holland.


Trpr. Walter Jowsey Royal Field Artillery

Trooper Jowsey was a prisoner at Friedrichfeld POW Camp.


Mjr. E. Jones

Major Jones was a prisoner at Friedrichfeld POW Camp.


Pte. George Agnew Black Watch Rgt.

Pte George Agnew was a POW at Friedrichfeld, Rhein. He worked at the Zeppelin factory at Freidrichshafen.


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