Famous 50 GALLERY

Coming soon will be a gallery with information and images of all the soldiers.

In the meantime there is a table copied below – and a word and excel attachment here with all the names and details on for each of the soldiers.

Famous Fifty names for website – word version

Famous 50 excel update sept 2018 – excel version

We are in the process of  working with the Geocaching Association of Great Britain, local expert geocachers and website whizz Andrew B, to develop the Famous 50 Geocache Series – if you would like to host a cache for one of the soldier’s please get in touch by calling Deana on 07974260453.

When all 50 have been allocated we will have a gathering to celebrate!!

Each geocacher that hosts a cache will receive a special Famous 50 waterproof cache container and extra information about their soldier including a picture of the exhibition piece; the Coalville Times article about them from 2017 and the relevant pages from the book about the Famous 50 written by local author Michael Kendrick titled Fifty Good Men And True.

CACHE NO Name of Soldier Image Creators of the exhibit Occupation Birth date Location (from Census) Occupation (from Census) Other Info (from Book) War Memorial Died / Lived
1 George I Andrews f1frontgeorgeandrews Stephenson College MINER IBSTOCK COLLIERY 1894 RAVENSTONE son of Mary & Jacob . Bro  Jake dia Church Lane RAVENSTONE FATHER PAINTER & DECORATOR Ravenstone Church Sunday School, Bible Class War memorial Ravenstone Church DIED 23rd July 1915. Ypres Salient of Belgium
2 Major Baker f2frontmajorbaker Leicestershire Downs Group MINER ELLISTOWN 1896 HUGGS son of Joseph 1911c  Ashby Road HUGGLESCOTE 1911c  Major Charles Maurice Roll Lamp Cleaner Worshipped at Ebenezer Church & Sunday School. Wed Francis  & the  1st Cousin to Walter Baker. LIVED
3 Walter Saddington Baker f3walter.jpg Jo Jos nursery Coalville COSTING CLERK STABLEFORDS WAGON WKS 1889 COALVILLE                    12 HOTEL ST 16 & 20 PARK ROAD AGE 14 TAUGHT ADULTS SHORTHAND AND TYPING.  HE ALSO TAUGHT PIANO & ORGAN. 1911 CFather a Music Teacher 20 Park Road Educated at CV British School at the  London Rd Baptist Church & then  Wesleyan. Wed Fanny Kirkland Price 1918. Lived 182 Forest Road Returned to office Stablefords passed away 1947 LIVED
4 William Baker f4frontwilliambaker Newbridge High School MINER B’WORTH Colliery Banksman 1897 STAMFORD LINCOLNSHIRE son of George &Amy 2 Ashburton Rd HUGGLESCOTE 1911c  name Percy William Baker 77 Ashby Road Colliery Banksman Worshipped St.John the Baptish, educated Church School. Cousin Major Baker & lived next to Wilfred Robinson  Name on Clock Tower, St John Baptist Church DIED 5th September 1917. Loos France.
5 James Bancroft f5frontjamesbancroft 1st Thringstone Scouts 1890s THRINGSTONE  of John & Emma JOHN STREET 1911c Colliery Labourer above ground Worshipped St Andrews Church. War memorial St Andrews Church DIED 21st March 1918, Epehy, France
6 Frederick Bartlam f6frontfrederickbartlam Once We Were Soldiers Enlisted August 1914 Mkt Bosworth 1890s OSBASTON COALVILLE 1911c  Servant Waggoner Cow Pastures Mkt Bos Nuneaton Market Place Memorial Mkt Bosworth DIED 13th October 1915. Hohenzollern Redoubt, near Auchy-leis-Mines, France
7 Cecil Thomas Beadman f7frontcecilbeadman St Clares Primary School Coalville DRAUGHTSMAN WOOTON BROS 1895 East Grinstead SUSSEX son of Thomas 111 FOREST ROAD HUGGLESCOTE Evening classes PASSED BOARD of Education in drawing. (A descendent of F Bartlam now resides at this address) Worshipped St.John the Baptist, educated Church School. Father worked for the Co-op. Bro Roy dia  Name on Clock Tower, St John Baptist Church DIED 14/15 19th May 1915. Zillebeke in the Ypres Salient, Belgium
8 George Harry Bennett f8frontgeorgeharrybennet Lyn Berresford – Artist 1890s Pike ST SHEPSHED son of George & Elizabeth Hartingdon

20 Talbot st WHITWICK

1911 Apprentice Fitter. Married Elsie Atkins 1912 WW Meth Church. Lived at 190 Talbot Street Passed away in 1940 LIVED
9 John George  Bennett f9frontjohngeorgebennett Hugglescote Primary School FITTER WOOTTON BROS AKA IRON WORK S CO 1895 HUGGLESCOTE son of Joseph  & Elizabeth 21 BERRISFORD ST COALVILLE CHORISTER CV METH CHURCH Wesleyan School.  Attended St John the baptist Church Clock Tower, St John Baptist Church DIED 15th July 1915. Ypres Salient of Belgium
10 Harold Groves Blackham f10frontharoldgrovesblackham All Saints Primary School Political Agent’s CLERK 1893 Smethwick B’HAM of Albert Nellie HUGGLESCOTE 1911c 5 Church St Stavely Derbyshire Attended St.John the Baptist Church Clock Tower, St John Baptist Church DIED 4th June1915. Messines Sector of Belgium
11 Egar Ewart Boot f11frontedgarboot  Forest Way Special School Clerk STABLEFORDS WAGON WORKS 1894 Coalville, Son of Arthur

43 PARK ROAD CV

PICTURE OF EDGAR IN FOOTBALL KIT PLAYED FOR CHRIST CHURCH BIBLE Christ Church Bible Class. Returned to work at Stablefords LIVED
12 Ernest Samuel Boot Enlisted Ashby f12frontsamboot  Linda Baugh STABLE FORDS WAGON WORKS 1897 HUGGLESCOTE  son of Sam & Frances 104 Melbourne COALVILLE St John the Baptist Church. Educated at Church School & Wesleyan School. Clock Tower, St John Baptist Church DIED 15th April 1915. Messines Sector of Belgium
13 Albert Cecil Bradshaw f13frontalbertcecilbradshaw Stephensons Studio School BLACKSMITH STRIKER RAILWAY CONTRACT WAGON BUILDERS WORKER 1895 COALVILLE  of Mr WF Brads 5 Gutteridge Street opp Fred Briers Married Florence Trueman of Margaret St at Ebenezer Church Educated Wesleyan School Belvoir Road. Name on Clock Tower & Wesleyan Church DIED 11th October 1918. Near to Riquiveral Wood, France
14 Fred Briers f14frontfredbriars All Saints Primary School STABLEFORDS WAGON WORKS 1892 COALVILLE  Mantle Lane,(house owned by S’ford Wagon Works 2 GUTTERIDGE STREET opp Cecil Bradshaw CHIEF INSPECTOR& ADMINSTRATOR FOR MIDLAND RED BUSES AFTER WW1 Educated at Belvoir Road School.  Attended Sunday School &Congregation Ebenezer Baptist Chapel. Married Nellie Baker (related to Walter Baker) Lived at 186 Ashburton Road Passed away in 1986 aged 93 LIVED
15 Thomas Lord Catlow f15frontthomaslordcatlow New Swannington Primary School APPRENCTICE BLACKSMITH STABLEFORDS WAGON WORKS. 1911C Blacksmith Striker  AFTER WAR BUS CONDUCTOR 1889 COALVILLE                    30 MANTLE LANE EXCELLENT FOOTBALLER WON 1909-1910 DIED TILSON HOU Christchurch & Bible Classes His son George managed Bloors Shop in Coalville. Married Edith Thirlby Whitwick Church & from 1936 lived at 197 Thornborough Lane DISCHARGED DUE TO INJURY then worked in munitions factory in Notts.Passed away at Tillson House LIVED
16 Charles Cavendish Loughborough Drill Hall f16frontcharlescavendish LCC Fostering and adoption MINER SOUTH LEICESTERSHIRE COLLIERY 1885 21 Crescent St Notting Hill LONDON of Alfred & Mary Daly BAXTON ROW in 1901c HUGGS -PARES HILL WW       84 Asburton Road 1911c 1 Hermitage Road.1911c Adoptive parents address 31 Ashby Rd ADOPTED by  William &Georgina Barton 1901 Married Jane James of Silver St Ashby register office name on clock tower DIED 2nd July 1918. North Bethune between Gorre and Essars which straddle the La Bassee Canal, France
17 Arthur Congrave f17frontarthurcongrave Woodcote Primary School STABLEFORDS WAGON WORKS 1897 son of Thomas 29 WASH LANE AFTER WW1  Worked in the Lamp cabin at SNIBSTONE & CARETAKER with his wife FOR SNIBSTONE SCHOOL Worshipped Ravenstone Parish Church. Married Emma Bentley.  Snibstone Passed away 1970 Ravenstone War Memorial LIVED
18 Joseph William Cowley  ka Bill f18frontjosephwcowley King Edward VII College 1911c. Iron Worker. MINER SLC & then BLACKSMITH STRIKER STABLEFORDS WAGON 1896 57 NORTH STREET HUGGS son of Joseph & Eliza 1911c.97 North St. Same Add 182 CENTRAL ROAD HUGGS & MOVED TO 118 CENTRAL RD CHORISTER at St John the Baptist Church & PLAYED TENOR HORN FOR HUGGLESCOTE & ELLISTOWN SILVER BAND Studied at St John the Baptist Church School, Station Road. name clock tower st John the Baptist Hugg DIED 7th/8th May 1916. Vimy Ridge, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
19 Henry Cramp f19fronthenrycramp The STRAND Hairdressers, Coalville 1911c Colliery Labourer over ground/Managed his Father’s hairdressing business 1890s 98 Midland Road Ellistown MANAGED HIS FATHERS’S HAIRDRESSING BUSINESS LIVED
20 Charles Dedman ka Charley f20frontcharlesdedman North West Leicestershire Parks Department SADDLER for Mr R Tebbett on Hotel Street. 1904 – 1914? Ref Michael Doyle Vol 2 pg 421 1887 HERTS 1911c Hand Terrace  son of Charley&  Emma Swannington 1911c Father Nursery Gardner,Charles a Farm Labourer , other members of the family gardening. St Georges Church Swannington DIED 9th September 1916. Somme
21 Jabez Emmerson f22frontwilliamhemmerson Ashby Grammar School Mining Surveyor 1894 BAGWORTH 1901c Sheffield sof of Alfred 56 VAUGHAN STREET after the war    1901c Ellistown Father Manager at Bagworth & then Ellistown. Studied at Ashby de la Zouch Grammar School Played cricket. Married Bertha Black 1918. Manager of Snibstone Mine LIVED
22 William Henry Emmerson f21frontjabezemmerson Ashby Arts Festival – Margaret and John Surveyor at Swanick Colliery 1888 BAGWORTH 1901c Sheffield son of Alfred Father Manager at Bagworth & then Ellistown. Studied at Ashby de la Zouch Grammar School. Married Louie Alton LIVED
23 Francis Glynn f23francisglynn Whitwick Primary School MINER STABLEFORDS WAGON WKS 1892 WHITWICK       1911c boarding 41 Brook Rd. Bootle L’pool Working as apprentice engineer 119 NORTH ST WHITWICK Father had a drapers shop ‘Glynns’ on Vicarage Street Whitwick LIVED
24 Walter Gray f24frontwaltergray All Saints Primary School DRILLER STABLEFORDS WAGON WORKS 1894 HUGGLESCOTE son of Sam & Elizabeth MARGARET ST CV & 183 BELVOIR ROAD Aunt Gray Studied at St John the Baptist Church School, Huggs & Wesleyan Belvoir Road School. Attended Ebenezer Bible Class Ebenezer Chapel St John the Baptist, CV Clock Tower DIED 23rd July 1915. Ypres Salient of Belgium
25 Issac Hall                     called up already a reg solider for Leicester Tigers f25frontisaachall Thringstone Primary School MINER WHITWICK 1896 THRINGSTONE son of John & Catherine 1901 c. Brooks Lane WW 1911c. School Lane WW  – John Hensons Lane THRINGSTONE popular figure at WHITWICK imperial FOOTBALL MATCHES.  His Brother Ernest first Whitwick man to die in WW1 Worshipped at  st Andrews Church Thringstone. Bro Ernest dia St Andrews Church Thringstone DIED 23rd July 1915. Ypres Salient of Belgium
26 James Horace Hall f26frontjameshhall Whitwick Historical Group Helper in Forge 1911c.STABLEFORDS WAGON WORKS Born 1895 Green Lane 1901C. & 1911c.WHITWICK 86 BELVOIR ROAD Studied at Whitwick Church School.  Worshipped Wesleyan Church Belvoir Road. Only son of Mr & Mrs James Hall Wesleyan Church and Clock Tower DIED 15th October 1917. Loos, France
27 Walter Handford f27frontwalterhandford Janus Learning Elastic Web Weaver 1911.c Music Master at Ashby School 1893 53  Stealy St South WIGSTON Ivy Glen 95 HIGHFIELD STREET son of W Handford TALENTED MUSICIAN & GOALKEEPER FOR CHRIST CHURCH PLAYED ORGAN After WW1 OPENED A Greengrocer 121 BELVOIR ROAD Studied Wesleyan School Belvoir RoadMember of the Christ Church Bible Class. Married Nellie Chambers 1918 St John the Baptist Church LIVED
28 Issac Harper (Israel) 1911C f28frontisaacharper Donisthorpe Guides and Rangers Coal Mine Trammer 1890s HUGGLESCOTE 11(?) Whitehill Road 1911c. WORSHIPPED AT ST JOHN THE BAPTIST ATTEND CHURCH SCHOOl LIVED
29 John W Harper f29frontjohnharper Kids Kingdom Group Appleby Magna Foreman at Messrs Burgess & SonsBLACKSMITHS STRIKERS Steam Hammer Driver 1892 HUGGLESCOTE son of John 179 Belvoir Road OALVILLE WORSHIPPED Studied Wesleyan School Belvoir Road. Son of John & Charlotte Clock Tower St John the Baptist DIED 7th June 1917. Fosse 3, Lens Sector, Loos, France
30 Fredrick Wilfred Hart f30frontfrederickwhart Castle Rock Sports College 1911c.Brickyard Labourer Locomotive Engine Cleaner at L.and NW Railway 1895 Burton-On -Trent son of Mr GC Hart 1911c. 19 Bakewell Street 35 London Road PLAYED DRUMS COALVILLE SCOUT TROOP camped at the Forest Rock Public House Studied Wesleyan School Belvoir Road. Father superintendent for insurance co Wesleyan Church and Clock Tower DIED 8th June 1915. Messines Sector of Belgium
31 Charles Hatter f31frontcharleshatter Newbridge High School Sat job delivering bread from bakery on Forest Rd.BLACKSMITH stablefords Wagon Works  SLC 1894HUGGLESCOTE son of Mr C Hatter 13 FOREST ROAD Took up boxing in 1910 WORSHIPPED AT ST JOHN THE BAPTIST ATTEND CHURCH School Station Rd/Grange Rd. Engaged to Hetty Palmer 47 North St. -Now 168 Central Rd in 1914 Worshipped with Hetty at Ebenezer Chapel Ashby Rd LIVED
32 Arthur William Hodgetts KNOWN as Dennis f32frontarthurhodgetts Suart Dilks, Artist 1911c. Aged 14 Errand Boy for Butchers Shop.. MINER AFTER WW1 trained to be an ELECTRICIAN with Balfour Beatty 1897 LEICESTER son of Arthur 1911c. 1972 Ashby Road. 234 Ashby Road COALVILLE A VERY GOOD FOOTBALLER.  Played For Coalville Town FC FATHER WAS A RIVETER FOR FOOTWEAR. Wed Ethel Hoden Christ Church 1921.  Lived at 205 Ashby Road  lost 2 babies his wife!moved 234 Ashby Rd. I938 died strapped to an electrical pole & a  person lever in error LIVED
33 Cecil Hurley Enlisted Ashby f33frontcecilhurley Lewis Charlton School 1911c. Colliery Pony Driver. Born 1896 1901c. Mansfield Terrace DONISTHORPE FERNLEIGH Cottage Donsithorpe DIED 1918. St Quentin Sector, France
34 John Lowe f34frontjohnlowe Swannington Primary School SOUTH LEICESTESHIRE COLLIERY Engine Driver at Whitwick Colliery Born 1893 Whitwick COALVILLE son of Mr Edward Lowe Kings Villas 85 or 35 OXFORD STREET WAS  IN COALVILLE SCOUT TROOP and camped in Charnwood Forest with Frederick Hart. 1891 c family at Brooks Lane WW LIVED
35 William Massey f35frontwilliammassey Whitwick Constitutional Club BOXER HOBBY 1895 Hanley               STOKE ON TRENT son of Mr R Massey 33 Main Street HUGGLESCOTE FATHER OWNED BOTANIC BREWERY ON FOREST ROAD THEN CASTLE STREET WHITWICK WORSHIPPED AT ST JOHN THE BAPTIST ATTEND CHURCH School Station Rd/Grange Rd Clock Tower St John the Baptist DIED 1915. Ypres Salient of Belgium
36 William Newbold f36frontwilliamnewbold Newbridge High School 1911c. Butcher’s Assistant Midland Meat Co 1896 COALVILLE 50 North St now 175 Central Road HUGGLESCOTE Member of Church Lads Brigade and sang WORSHIPPED AT ST JOHN THE BAPTIST ATTEND CHURCH School Station Rd/Grange Rd Clock Tower St John the Baptist DIED 1917 . Ypres Salient of Belgium
37 Walter Pettitt f37frontwalterpetit Cheeky Monkeys Nursery Coalville MINER NAILSTONE 1895 Horm-in-sea CAMBRIDGE son  of Harry & Louisa Hugglescote & 64 Ibstock Rd ELLISTOWN Family initially to Hugglescote WORSHIPPED AT ST JOHN THE BAPTIST ATTEND CHURCH School Station Rd/Grange Rd. 1901c resided Shaw Lane Markfield Clock Tower St John the Baptist Ellistown parish Church DIED 1917. Vermelles Lone Trench & Tenth Trench
38 Wilfred Robinson f38facewilfredrobinson Liliput Montessori Nursery miner 1896 HUGGLESCOTE 4 ASHBURTON ROAD-Demolished to make way for a det.house for schoolmistress LIVED NEXT DOOR TO WILLIAM BAKER WORSHIPPED AT ST JOHN THE BAPTIST Educated HURCH School Station Rd/Grange Rd. Father born  France 1911c  In the 1901c Wilfreds name Walter & father Henry is french LIVED
39 Thomas Robson f39frontthomasrobson Forest Way Special School 1890 VICTORIA ST ELLISTOWN Had reputation for being the first to volunteer from the village. Bro Stewart dia. NOT FOUND ON CENSUS YET LIVED
40 Clifford Ernest Scott f40frontcliffardernestscott Thomas Russel School, Barton Telegram Messenger and  Clerkat  L & NWR 1895 BLABY son of Walter & Kate Smith Member of the YMCA Coalville Grammar. Father station master at blaby & CV Died 1915. Ypres Sector Belgium
41 John Summers f41frontjohnsummers Marlborough Day Nursery Coalville 1890s HUGGLESCOTE son of Rueben & Eliza 152 ASHBURTON ROAD House now demolished & a new house built BROTHER OF SIDNEY WORSHIPPED AT ST JOHN THE BAPTIST Educated HURCH School Station Rd/Grange Rd. Father born  France 1911c  In the 1901c Wilfreds name Walter & father Henry is french Clock Tower St John the Baptist DIED 1918
42 Sidney Summers       enlisted Sept f42frontsidneysummers Warren Hills Primary school HUGGLESCOTE son of Rueben & Eliza 152 ASHBURTON ROAD House now demolished & a new house built BROTHER OF JOHN WORSHIPPED AT ST JOHN THE BAPTIST Educated CHURCH School Station Rd/Grange Rd Clock Tower St John the Baptist DIED 1918. St Quentin Sector, France
43 George William Underwood f43frontgeorgewunderwood Holy Cross Primary School 1896 L’BORO 16 Leicester Road WHITWICK FOSTERED WITH MR & MRS J ORTON 16 LEICESTER ROAD WHITWICK Drummer for the Battalion Band Worshipped at Whitwick Parish Church. Says adopted son on 1911c In 1901c Ashby Road? Clock Tower Whitwick Parish Church DIED 1918. St Quentin Sector, France
44 Lawrence Usherwood F44frontlawrenceusherwood Belvoirdale Primary School STABLEFORDS WAGON WORKS COALVIILLE son of Thomas & Ann Asbury Villa Highfield Street COALVILLE FATHER ENGINE DRIVER FOR THE LOCAL RAILWAYS. Educated at Wesleyan School Belvoir Road. 24 Upper Main Street huggs 1901c lived ashby rd LIVED
45 Thomas Handley Usherwood F45frontthomasusherwood Lime Tree Nursery, Barrow on Soar OFFICE STAFF WOOTON BROS Sunday School Teacher & preacher on trial 1894 COALVILLE son of Thomas & Ann Asbury Villa Highfield Street COALVILLE FATHER ENGINE DRIVER FOR THE LOCAL RAILWAYS. Tom was a talented writer Educated at Wesleyan School Belvoir Road. Died of accidental injuries Clock Tower Wesleyan Church DIED 1917
46 Arthur Walker f46frontarthurwalker Warren Hills Primary school MINER SOUTH LEICESTERSHIRE COLLIERY 1895 COALVILLE 35 JAMES ST CV Educated at Wesleyan School Belvoir Road. Pony Driver 1911c In 1901 Melrose Terrace LIVED
47 Henry Walker KA Harry F47frontHenryWalker Granville Academy, Woodville MINER SOUTH LEICESTERSHIRE COLLIERY ELLISTOWN 1895 RAVENSTONE son of George & Emily MAIN STREET, Ravenstone CHORISTER & SUNDAY SCHOOL SCHOLAR, Father worked for the Coalville Urban Council, on the Kelham Bridge Seweridge 1901c Leicester Road Rstone War Memorial Ravenstone Churchyard DIED 1915. Ypres Salient of Belgium
48 Frederick Williamson f48frontfrederickwilliamson Coalville Job Centre MINER WHITWICK COLLIERY 1892 WHITWICK 68 PARK ROAD SANG CHARACTER SONGS AT CONCERTS Worshipped at Ebenezer Chapel & Sunday School. 1901c resided Church land WW 1911c resided on Hermitage Rd WW LIVED
49 John William Williamson ka Jack f49frontjohnwilliamsonwilliamson Broomleys Primary School MINER WHITWICK COLLIERY 1893 WHITWICK son of William & Elizabeth 68 PARK ROAD COULD WRITE PITMAN SHORTHAND SANG in concerts and was studying mining engineering Worshipped at Ebenezer Chapel & Sunday School. 1901c res Church Lane 1911c resided on Hermitage Rd WW Clock Tower Ebenezer Church DIED 1916. Camblain, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
50 Everard Victor Woolley f1frontgeorgeandrews Stephenson College ENGINEER Stablefords Wagon Works 1892 HUGGLESCOTE son of John Thomas Woolley 5 Breech Cottages ion1901c 35 BREACH ROAD . On 1911c 33 North St Huggs EXCELLENT DANCER Trod the boards Keen Footballer Worshipped at Ebenezer Chapel Educated at Christ Church School London Rd & Wesleyan School Belvoir Road. Wed  Drusilla Adams 1919 Lived 27 South St Ellistown & 167 Melbourne Rd Ibstock Passed away in 1954 Worked At SLC after the War LIVED