Picking Gill Memorial Dedication


On the 1st November 1916, a local farmer’s son lost his life on the Somme, 100 years to the day we remembered him and two of his local comrades.

The parishioners of Sawley commissioned a memorial comprising of a stone gate post with engraved plaque to remember those who had fallen from the parish during world war 1.

Those remembered are:

Leonard Watson, 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment who was killed in action on 1st November 1916 age 21.

Mark Maude, 65th Howitzer Battery Royal Field Artillery who was killed in action 11th August 1918 age 29.

Wilfred Wood, 10th Battalion Duke of Wellingtons killed in action 4th November 1918 age 22.

DTMS Group had the pleasure of providing facilities to move and positon the memorial at Picking Gill.