Some Memorial Inscriptions - Bucknall, Staffordshire
St Mary's Churchyard and War Graves

Note: In total there are about 600-800 stones on the Cemetery, quite a few of which have been reused, and there are number of broken and overgrown stones. The dates range from c. 1780 to today.

Latest Additions New 21 Nov 2005
War Graves

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Birgitta Hoffman, 1st June 2004. There are photographs available from Birgitta, for anyone who shares an interest in these Graves.
A1. In Loving memory of
Daisy Maud
Beloved wife of
Hugh Charles FORRESTER
of Ubberley Hall Farm
who died may 29, 1949, aged 50 years
at rest

A2. In memory of James son of
John and Fanny FORSTER who departed this life
October 17, 1811 age 9[?] years
Also of Thomas their son, died 8th February 1822
aged 8 years
Also the above John FORSTER
who died March 9th 1848, aged 82 years
also Fanny, with of the above who died
September 20 th 1850, aged 82 years

A3. In Memory or
John CUTTS, of Hanley
who died June 7, 1851
aged 79 years
[Auth: Inscription of wife and daughter
Hannah on same stone, but not recorded]


A4. Erected
in Memory of
Edward FORRESTER
of Eaves Lane who died August 18, 1851
aged 17 years
All you that do behold this stone,
Pray think how quickly I was gone
Make haste repent, no [word illegible] delay
[last row illegible - covered by vegetation]

A5. Erected
in memory of
Samuel WOOLLISCROFT
of Hanley
who died Jun 2, 1837
aged 44 years
I found it a solemm [sic!] thing to die, even
with a hope of immortality to
die without that hope must be horrible

A6. Martha DALE
late of Ubberley Hall Farm
who died June 4th, 1882
aged 73 years
in life beloved, in death lamented
also Sarah,
beloved wife of the late
Samuel MYATT
and daughter of the above
died Jan 7th 1916,
aged 76 years
peace perfect peace

A7. In loving memory
of / Mary
the beloved wife of
Thomas FORRESTER
of High St, Bucknall
who died June 3rd [year illegible]
aged 84 years
thy will be done
Also the above
Thomas FORRESTER
Who died February [date illegible] 1904
aged 86 [?] years
in loving memory
[illegible] NNIE
[next lines buried]



Latest Additions New
The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 21st November 2005. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
B1. Emily ALLEN,
7 Hill Street, Bucknall, 31 July 1932, 47
Olive, d, 10 March 1926, 19
Pte Thomas ALLEN, 7 N.Staffs Regt,
Brother of above, KiA at Gallipoli, 8 Aug 1915, 21
Edith, d/o Lavinia & the late William LEESE,
5 April 1901, 5yrs
Benjamin ALLEN 28 April 1979, 91

B2. Arthur BRATT, 31 Jan 1965, 70
Olive, 13 Dec 1983, 82
Sgt, (AG) Air Gunner, Norman BRATT, s, R.A.F,
KiA, 24 June 1943, 22

B3. Ellen, w/o Ralph ROGERS,
Werrington Rd, Bucknall, 3 June 1897, 44
Ralph, above, 2 July 1917, 63
Pte, J. GREEN, 3 G. G. (Grenadier Guards),
KiA in France, 15 Sept 1916, 22

B4. Samuel, h/o Ann ROGERS,
49 Homer St, Hanley, 21 March 1929, 72
Ann, above, 29 Sept 1950, 92

B5. Mary Ann, w/o Francis EDGE,
Of Lamb & Flag Inn, Bold St, Northwood,
4 Jan 1911, 60
Francis, above, 22 March 1914, 64
John, s, 11 Sept 1953, 80

B6. Thomas DEAVILLE,
Of Bucknall 21 May ****, 67
Olive, w, 19 Nov 1862, 72
Thomas, s/o John & Ellen TIMMIS,
& grandson of above, 11 June 1882, 22
Jane TIMMIS

B7. William, h/o Sarah SARGEANT,
199 Werrington Rd, Bucknall,
8 Dec 1912, 60
Sarah, above, 14 Sept 1931, 73

B8. John JAMES of Bucknall,
15 Nov 1881, 66
Hannah, w, 18 Aug 1881, 65

B9. William WILSHAW,
Of Bicknall, 1 Aug 1864, 62
Sarah, w, [stone has sunk]

B10. Enoch MOUNTFORD,
P.H.G.T of the A.O.F,
9 August 1874, 67
Mary Ann, w, 15 Jan 1867, 60

B11. George WILLSHAW,
Of Northwood, 14 Sept 1870, 57
Mary, w, 25 June 1878, 62

B12. Benjamin ALLEN, 24 Aug 1868, 75
Mary, w, 7 July 1860, 75
Thomas, s, 17 July 1862, 47
Eliza, d, 2 July 1845, 24

B13. Samuel ALLEN 14 April 1810, 71

B14. Elizabeth, w/o Samuel ALLEN,
16 Feb 1834, 82

B15. George, h/o Emily MOUNTFORD,
13 Bucknall New Rd, Hanley,
27 March 1914, 54
Emily, above, 17 May 1943, 85

B16. Elizabeth, w/o Harold G. AMOS,
122 Ashford St, Shelton,
31 Dec 1921, 46
Richard TIMMIS, father of above,
Of 48 Eagle St, Hanley, 26 Feb 1913, 68
Elizabeth, his wife, 26 Feb 1915, 67

B17. Thomas INSKEEP,
Of Bucknall, 27 Nov 1862, 58
Elizabeth, w, 21 April 1894, 89
Elizabeth, w/o late Simpson BROWN,
16 Feb 1935, 92

B18. Samuel FORRESTER,
Of Bucknall Cottage, 8 Jan 1859, 56

B19. George TWIGG,
Of Bucknall, 24 June 1850, 31
Hannah, w/o John FORRESTER,
And relict of George TWIGG,
21 Jan 1899, 72

B20. Ann, w/o Joseph TWIGG,
Of Bucknall Cottage, 20 Jan 1875, 62
Joseph, above 9 Jan 1897, 86
William, s/o William & Elizabeth TWIGG,
Grandson of above, 20 June 1895, 20

B21. Mary, w/o Thomas BROWNSWORD,
Of Bucknall, 5 Jan 1844, 25
Mary, d, 6 Feb 1840, 6 yrs

B22. Sy, w/o Joseph TWIGG,
Of Hanley, 21 Dec 1874, 28
Albert Andrew, infant son, 28 Jan 1875, 6 weeks
James, h/o Ann KILBY,
Late of Bucknall, 30 June 1917, 66
Ann, his wife, 27 July 1910, 62

B23. Jane, w/o Joseph BROWN,
****land Cottage, Eaves Lane, Bucknall,
15 Nov 1896, 74

B24. Mary, infant d/o George & Fanny COOPER,
Of Bucknall, 25 Oct 1832, 1yr & 9 months
Fanny, above, 13 April 1861, 51

B25. John BROWNSWORD,
Of Bucknall, 14 August 1850, 68
Mary, w, 19 Nov 1845, 65

B26. Elizabeth, w/o Ralph SCRAGG,
Of Hanley, 5 May 1853, 55

B27. Sampson BATES, 27 June 1850, 66
Simeon BATES, 31 Dec 1839, 25

B28. John FORRESTER,
Late of Hall Hill, 23 Aug 1877, 83
Martha, w, 3 June 1866, 72
Mary, d, 17 May 1854, 18

B29. Sarah CORDELL,
29 Birch Terrace, Hanley, 25 Jan 1885, 61
James CORDELL, father, late of Ubberley,
16 Nov 1865, 73
Ann, above, 9 May 1825, 27
Martha BARRETT, d, 28 June 1891, 71
Mary, w/o William JAMES,
Of Cope's Brn Farm, Rowhall, 25 July 1896, *9

B30. William DALE,
Of Brookhouse Farm, Bucknall,
29 July 1896, 84
Mary, w, 20 Nov 1894, 76
Ralph, s, 11 Sept 1899, 43
Lydia, d, who died in infancy

B31. Ann, w/o William DODD,
Of Prospect Tower, Hanley, 17 Feb 1857, 60
James, s, 1 Feb 1833, 6yrs

B32. John LEESE,
Of Northwood, 13 April 1860, 53
John, s, 30 March 1866, 24
Ann, w/o above, John (Snr) 2 June 1889, 80

B33. Susannah BRASSINGTON,
Late of Hanley, 27 Nov 1789, 77

B34. Ralph BRASINGTON,
Of Ubberly 16 Aug 1784, 88

B35. John MARRINER 4 July 1852, 49
Mary Ann, w, 23 July 1852, **

B36. Moses SMITH,
Late of Hanley, 15 July 1831, 35
Moses, s/o Moses & Catherine SMITH,
20 May 1831, 5yrs
Catherine, d, 9 July 1847, 20
Catherine, above, late of Hanley,
7 May 1858, 63

B37. Samuel MAYER,
Of Bucknall, 3 May 1849, 37
Mary, above, 27 April 1866, 55
Samuel, s, 25 March 1877, 29
Also two children who died young

B38. Joseph SCRAGG,
Of Bucknall, 10 Nov 1865, 79
Mary, w, 9 Aug 1866, 77

B39. Thomas UNWIN,
Of Werrington, 3 Dec 1923, 69
Harriett, w, 23 Nov 1928, 71
Amy JONES, d, 22 March 1931, 51

B40. William WINFIELD,
Of Bucknall, 22 Aug 1869, 59
Jane, w, 18 Nov 1884, 73

B41. Sampson RHEAD,
Of Bucknall, 18 Nov 1865, 69
Julia, relict, 26 April 1888, 84

B42. James HOLDCROFT,
Of Bucknall, 20 June 1896, 88
Ann, w, 25 April 1845, 38
Fanny, w/o Joseph HOLDCROFT,
Ivy House Road, Hanley, 24 Feb 1898, 57
Joseph, s/o above, 30 Aug 1876, 3yrs
Joseph HOLDCROFT, 14 July 1837 - 17 July 1919

B43. Ralph, eldest s/o Ralph James & Ann HARP,
29 Jan 1876, 19
William, s, 9 April 1897, 32
Ann Maria HARP, d, 19 Jan 1949, 55

B44. John HARP,
Died at The Villas, Milton, 10 Nov 188*, 44

B45. Joseph TABBENOR,
Of Wheatley Cottage, Bucknall,
24 Nov 1868, 24
William Henry, s, 4 March 1890, 23
William TABBENOR, 5 Aug 1892, 68

B46. William HAWKES,
Of Bucknall, 20 March 1887, 67
Jane, widow, 20 Aug 1900, 83
Sarah Ann, d, 29 July 1867, 19
John, s, 12 Jan 1902, 51

B47. Lucy BIDDULPH,
Of Bucknall, 28 Nov 1884, 66
Agnes WAIN, d, 3 Jan 1913, 74
Agnes LEWIS, 9 April 1932, 62

B48. Levi, s/o George & Charlotte BIDDULPH,
Of Werrington Road, Bucknall, 6 Feb 1891, 7yrs
George, above 9 July 1899, 55
Charlotte, above, 5 May 1922, 77

B49. Mary Elizabeth BRADBURY,
2 Trent St, Bucknall, 19 Aug 1892, 50
William BRADBURY, 27 Oct 1925, 75

B50. Angelina DEAVILLE,
The Abbey, Bucknall, 15 Oct 1888, 46
John, h, 10 Feb 1916, 75
Emma, d, 2 Feb 1926, 53

B51. Mary Jane, w/o George SNOW,
Snow Hill Terrace, High St, Bucknall,
4 April 1889, 25
George, above, 13 Aug 1942, 81

B52. Annie Ellen, d/o John DOCKSEY,
25 June 1890, 39
Anne Maria, d, & w/o John James MARLAND,
10 March 1901, 35
Robert, their son, 20 March 1885, 8 months
John James MARLAND,
169 Werrington Rd, Bucknall, 26 May 1909, 46

B53. William BUDDULPH,
Of Bucknall, 18 June 1894, 49
Mary, w, 10 Feb 1893, 48
Martha, d, 10 April 1892, 18

B54. Harold, s/o Samuel & Sarah JACKSON,
28 May 1896, 3yrs & 3 months
Ethel, d, 16 Jan 1908, 26
Samuel, above, 20 June 1930, 82
Sarah, above, 5 Oct 1942, 91
Alice Mary, d, 15 Jan 1962, 84
Lizzie May, d, 1 May 1985, 79

B55. Elizabeth, w/o Joseph BIDDULPH,
22 Abbey Terrace, Bucknall,
16 Oct 1890, 46
Joseph, above, 15 Vine St, Hanley,
15 Oct 1893, 53
Martha LUKE, d, 205 Werrington Rd, Bucknall,
27 June 1896, 29

B56. William PROFFITT,
Of Bucknall, 16 Feb 1888, 58
Martha, w, 18 Feb 1909, 81

B57. John HOLLAND,
Of Wetley Moor, 22 April 1850, 48
Sarah, d/o John & Sarah HOLLAND,
1 April 1885, 40

B58. John WILDING,
Of Ford Hayes Farm, 27 Sept 1903, 66
Catherine, w, 6 Aug 1905, 67
Sarah Ann, d, & w/o George CLOWES,
25 Feb 1896, 34

B59. Sarah FENTON,
167 High St, Bucknall,
30 Aug 1828 - 8 Feb 1913
Ann FISHER, sister of above,
4 April 1908, 81
William Thomas, h/o Hannah May CLOWES,
17 Dec 1951, 67 ****************

B60. George Isaac PERRINS,
Of Bucknall, 24 June 1886, 26
Also his sister Sissy, w/o Tom APPLETON,
18 April 1881, 32

B61. Sidney, h/o Jane LOVATT,
172 Corneville Rd, Bucknall,
13 Dec 1950, 65
Jane, above, 23 Feb 1953, 63

B62. Thomas, h/o Sarah Ann Lawley DOCKSEY,
Late of the "Kings Arms" Northwood,
14 July 1934, 65
Sarah Ann Lawley, above, 16 Sept 1947, 78

B63. Alice Maud, w/o John E. LONGMAN,
Birchgate Bungalow, Bucknall,
19 May 1885 - 18 April 1949
John E. above, 7 Nov 1956, 75

B64. John, h/o Edith GOOLD,
5 Werrington Rd, Bucknall,
9 Feb 1931, 56
John, s, Killed in Action at Narvik,
10 April 1940, 36
Edith, above, 28 Nov 1962, 85
Will, h/o Ida GOOLD,
25 Dec ****, 78 **

B65. John, s/o Charles & Alice MAYER,
of The Abbey, 27 Feb 1879, 16
Charles, above, 15 Feb 1882, 59

B66. Elijah MAYER,
Of Townend, Bucknall, 14 April 1880, 58
Mary Ann, w, 22 Jan 1892, 80
Mary, d, 20 Jan 1910, 59

B67. John DOCKSEY,
Of Bucknall, 27 Jan 1882, 54
Mary, w, 16 June 1881, 57
Martha Ann, d, 22 Jan 1853, 4yrs
Elizabeth, d, 28 Oct 1865, 6yrs
Emma, d, 13 June 1872, 15
John William, s, 17 April 1873, 11
Sarah, s, 24 Sept 1898, 29

B68. Samuel, s/o William & Mary BIDDULPH,
3 May 1881, 17
Mary E. CLARKE, sister, 14 Aug 1947, 74

B69. Mary, d/o Thomas & Betty TURNOCK,
Of Great Eaves Farm, Bucknall
7 Nov 1887, 37
Betty, above, 21 April 1897, 73
Thomas, above, 17 July 1904, 78


Listed below are men who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country in WW1 and WW2. Unless stated otherwise, they are individual C.W.G.
B70. Trooper, 5054976, W. ADAMS, Royal Armoured Corps, 23 Sept 1942
B71. Pte 202019, G.J. ALDRIDGE, N.Staffs Regt, 26 April 1917, 31
B72. Pte 17422, J. ASH, N.Staffs Regt, 2 Nov 1920
B73. Pte 268596, W. BATES, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, 15 May 1943, 36 (h/o Edith)
B74. Driver 60884, H. BIDDLE, Royal Field Artillery, 31 July 1920
B75. Pte 11258, W. DANIEL, Royal Fusiliers, 20 April 1921, 32
B76. Bombardier, 903974, B. FILCHER, Royal Artillery, 15 Dec 1941, 40
B77. Able Seaman P/JX 236391, J.A. GOULD, Royal Navy, H.M.S. "Indomitable", 10 Sept 1946
B78. Sapper 492584, T.C. GREGORY, Royal Engineers, 3 April 1920, 30
B79. Warrant Officer (Pilot) 754519, S.J. JOHNSON, Royal Air Force, 1 Sept 1942, 21
B80. Gunner, 805195, E. KELSALL, Royal Artillery, 19 March 1941, 29
B81. Sapper 2087217, R. LOVATT, 41st Anti-Aircraft Bn, R.E., 5th North Staffs Regt, 15 Jan 1940, 33
B82. L/Cpl 5054520, W. LYTH, North Staffs Regt, 25 March 1941, 26
B83. Pte 5049858, N. McCANN, North Staffs Regt, 2 May 1942, 23
B84. Cpl 962124, G.W. ROBERTS, Royal Air Force, 13 Jan 1945, 33
B85. Gunner 2699, W. SHERWIN, Royal Field Artillery, 12 July 1917
B86. Gunner 1659357, F. WESTON, 42nd Searchlight Regt, R.A, Robin Hoods, 15 March 1943 (h/o Julie)
B87. Driver, T4/041898, C WHITE, Royal Army Service Corps, 12 May 1915

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