Maythorn Mill & the Nottinghamshire SWARBROOKES

My Swarbrooke Ancestors

WW1 & Newspaper Archives

Thanks to the internet and Newspaper Archives, I have been able to find several references both to Maythorne Mill and the Swarbrooke Surname as copied below; plus information on 6 Swarbrooke Ancestors who served in WW1:

 

Swarbrooke and WW1

There are six Swarbrooke men named in the Army Medal Rolls and one in the Royal Navy Medal Rolls - but they are all members of the same extended family.

With special thanks to David Swarbrick who recorded this information whilst researching his SWARBRICK ancestors in WW1

Swarbrook 1 

Medal Index Card:  

Swarbrook Fred, Leicestershire Regiment, Private, 16600

Victory medal

British medal

1915 Star

Killed in action 15th September 1916, Theatre of war: France, date of entry therein: 1st September 1915

Information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission:

F. Swarbrook, private, 16600, 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, who died on Friday 15th September 1916.

He was buried at Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont Somme, FranceGrave reference: VI. M. 8

Derby Mercury - 21 Oct 1916 News has been received of the heroic death in action in France on September 15th of Pte Fred Swarbrook, Leics Regiment.  Pte Swarbrook who lived at 9 Orchard Street, Derby had been employed at Robinsons rivet shop and used to play football for All Saints. He had been in France for 13 months taking part in many engagements. He leaves a widow and two children. A brother (John) of Pte Swarbrook who resided in Brook Street was killed in action on April 23rd 1916 and another brother William, who is still in France has been wounded 4 times

Swarbrook 2

Medal Index Card:

Swarbrook James, Royal Field Artillery, Bombardier, 343

                              Ditto                                             806511

Victory medal [has TF prefix Territorial Force/pre-war service]

British medal

1915 Star

Theatre of war: France, Date of entry therein: 26th February 1915

 James Swarbrook was also awarded the TFE medal

Date of army order: May 1921

Swarbrook 3

Medal Index Card:

Swarbrook John, R. Fusiliers, Private, 3128

                            Labour Corps, Private, 365717

Victory medal

British medal

1915 Star

SWB list LC/502

Discharged: 12th December 1917, Theatre of war: France, Date of entry therein: 18th September 1915

 The Times, Saturday, Aug 05, 1916; pg. 10; Issue 41238; col A 

ROLL OF HONOUR, LOSSES IN THE RANKS

Lists of 5,180 names all privates unless shown differently

WOUNDED

Royal Fusiliers, Swarbrook 3128 J

Silver War Badge Roll [Labour Corps Nottingham]

365717 Pte Swarbrook John

Discharged from E. C. L. C.* ex Royal Fusiliers

Badge number 301368

Enlisted 7th September 1914

Discharged 12th December 1917

Age on discharge: 36

Cause of discharge - Wounds - Para 392 xvi [i]

Had served overseas 

* Eastern Command Labour Corps

Swarbrook 4

Medal Index Card:  

Swarbrook John, Leicestershire Regiment, Private, 16599

Killed in action: 25th April 1916

 Victory medal

British medal

1915 Star

Theatre of war: France

Date of entry therein: 4th May 1915

Information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission:

J. Swarbrook, private, 16599, 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, who died on Tuesday 25th April 1916.

He was buried at La Brique Military Cemetery No. 2, Ieper [Ypres], West Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Grave reference: I. U. 21

Swarbrook 5

Medal Index Card:

Swarbrook William, 1st Leicestershire Regiment, Private, 8798

                                                                             Sergeant, 9798

M. M.

Clasp & Roses 1Y 4764/C/A df 29.6.20 Clasp /2/623

Victory medal

British medal

1914 Star

Qualifying date: 9th September 1914

The war diary of the 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment [WO 95/1621] records that the Military Medal was awarded to L/C SWARBROOK W "D" COMPANY

London Gazette 25th September 1917 lists the award of the Military Medal to William Swarbrook 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment:

SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 28 SEPTEMBER, 1917, Page 10035

His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the Field to the under mentioned

Ladies, 'Non-commissioned" Officers and Men:

9798 L/C. W. Swarbrook, Leicestershire Regiment (Derby)

Swarbrook 6

Medal Index Card:

Swarbrooke William, A.V.C., Private, SC/11487

Victory medal *

British medal *

1915 Star

*Returned [1743KR] 8012/Adt

Theatre of war: France, Date of entry therein: 25th October 1915  

 On Reverse of Card:

 B104,117 d/16.2.24 [B.W. & V. M.], Balloon Houses, Wollaton, Notts.

[The above entry on the reverse of the MIC I think refers to the return of William's war medals - B.W. - British War - and V. M. - Victory Medal - which had been returned for adjustment. The adjustment was probably necessary to correct some mistake in the spelling of his name or an incorrect number. The address would be the one to which the corrected medals were sent on 16th February 1924]

Swarbrooke in Royal Navy

Swarbrooke 7

John Henry Swarbrooke

Date of Birth: 19th August 1898

Place: Nottingham

Occupation: Porter [warehouse]

 Date & Period of Engagement: 19th August 1916 12 years,  Age: FE,  Height: 5 ft 2 inches, Chest: 33 inches, Hair: d. Brown, Eyes: Blue, Complexion: Fresh, Wounds, scars, marks: Scar on forehead, scar on left index finger, scar on rt little finger, 2 moles left side inner arm

 Ships etc. served in:

Ship

Rating

From

To

Ganges

Boy 2

5th March 1915

 

Ganges

Boy 1

 

30th June 1915

Pembroke I

Boy 1

1st July 1915

26th Oct 1915

General Wolfe

Boy 1

27th Oct 1915

 

General Wolfe

Ordinary Seaman

19th August 1916

 

General Wolfe

Able Seaman

1st April 1917

30th March 1917

Pembroke I

Ditto

1st April 1917

3rd June 1918

Calliope

Ditto

18th June 1918

1st April 1919

Victory I

Ditto

2nd April 1919

10th April 1919

Ditto

Ditto

2nd May 1919

11th June 1919

Ditto

Ditto

19th June 1919

 

Pembroke I

Ditto

1st  July 1919

18th July 1919

Ditto

Ditto

25th Sep 1919

8th Oct 1919

Commonwealth

Ditto

9th Oct 1919

9th April 1921

Pembroke I

Ditto

10th April 1921

12th Sept 1921

Columbine

Ditto

13th Sept 1921

31st Dec 1921

Ditto [Vimera]

Ditto

1st Jan 1922

5th June 1924

Pembroke I

Ditto

6th June 1924

30th June 1924

Vernon

Ditto

1st July 1924

4th August 1924

Pembroke 2

Ditto

5th August 1924

15th Aug 1924

Blenheim

Ditto

16th Aug 1924

6th July 1925

Pembroke I

Ditto

7th July 1925

30th July 1925

Constance

Ditto

31st July 1925

18th July 1926

Colombo

Ditto

19th July 1926

3rd Jan 1928

Pembroke I

Ditto

4th Jan 1928

18th Aug 1928

 The occasional gaps in the above service record were when John Henry was AWOL. He was in Police custody on at least two occasions; between 3rd and 18th June 1918 he was held by the Metropolitan Police for part of that time and again subsequently in April 1919.

 RN Medal Roll [ADM 171/116]

John H Swarbrooke Able Seaman J38850

 1914 Star

Victory medal

British medal