The Newark Great War Bulletin for May 24th, 1915, tells us that private Ezekial EATON, age 21, died at Lincoln Hospital. He was laid to rest with full military honours at Southwell Minster.
The Newark Great War Bulletin for June 21st, 1915 tells us that private Frank PALIN, age 22, of the 8th Btln, Sherwood Foresters, was killed by a sniper the week before. He was the son of John and Annie PALIN of Station Road.
The Newark Great War Bulletin for August 9th, 1915 tells us that corporal Sam HUMBERSTONE, age 25, of the 8th Btln, Sherwood Foresters, was killed just prior to a planned furlough. He was the husband of Lilla HUMBERSTONE. He had been a key footballer with Southwell City.
That same edition tells us that private John Henry HOPEWELL, of the 8th Btln, Sherwood Foresters, was shot on his 25th birthday, 30 July. He was the son of Henry and Alice HOPEWELL.
The Newark Great War Bulletin for September 6th, 1915 tells us that Flight Sergeant Edwin Cecil RUMFORD of Southwell, serving in the Royal Flying Corps, was recognized for his bravery and awarded the St. George Medal, 2nd class, by the Tsar of Russia.
The Newark Great War Bulletin for September 27th, 1915 tells us that Major John Pickard BEECHER received the DSO for calm leadership of his men at Ypres and gallantry at Kemmel. The Major was a lawyer in the local law firm of LARKIN & Co. The major would be shot in both legs in October, shattering one thigh.
The Newark Great War Bulletin for October 18th, 1915 tells us that 26-year-old private George Henry KIRKBY of the 8th Sherwood Foresters, wrote to his parents Frank and Sarah Elizabeth telling them the the doctor at the No. 3 Canadian Hospital in Carniers, France, had removed a piece of bone "off my brain", and that they should rest assured that he was in good hands.
The Newark Great War Bulletin for October 25th, 1915 tells us that Captain Henry Basil Strutt HANDFORD, 21, and 2nd Lieutenant Edward Francis Sale HANDFORD, 20, had both died in the assault on the Hohenzollern Redoubt in Loss, Belgium. These two brothers were the sons of Major Henry HANDFORD MD, Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). All were residents of Southwell. This edition also notes that Major John Pickard BECHER, DSO, was wounded.
The Newark Great War Bulletin for November 1st, 1915, tells us that Southwell resident Thomas STEPHENSON of Hearty Goodfellow Yard off of Church Street had 7 sons serving in the Military:
- Thomas STEPHENSON, 8th Sherwood Foresters.
- Fred STEPHENSON, Cameron Highlanders.
- George STEPHENSON, Cameron Highlanders.
- Leonard STEPHENSON, 1st Sherwood Foresters.
- William STEPHENSON, 3rd Sherwood Foresters.
- Baden STEPHENSON, Royal Engineers.
- Arthur STEPHENSON, Royal Engineers.
Thomas STEPHENSON was a lace maker, married to Emma. All the boys were born in Southwell.