Sunday, 14 November 2021

Langford Grieve 1893-1918


CWGC gravestone in Cudworth Churchyard

Born: Q3 1893 Workington, Cumberland 

Son of:

Amos Hayton Grieve b.1862 Merrington, Durham d.1893 Workington, Cumberland

1891 census: Drilling Machinist in Workington. Lived 14 Darey Street.

Married at Cockermouth RD in Q4 1890 to

Lucy Jarvis b.1868 Dronfield, Derbyshire

Langford was the second of their two children.

1. Ralph Grieve b. 12 May 1891 Workington. Served in RAF. d.1967 Nottinghamshire 

2. Langford Grieve b. May 1893 Workington.  Served FWW.  Died of illness 1918

After Amos' death Lucy returned to Dronfield with her two sons. She remarried on 1 August 1897 to Harvey Wornes in Dronfield.  They had one child together who died young.

Langford Grieve - Home addresses, age and occupation:

1901: 10 Hartington Road, Dronfield, step-son, aged 7

1911: 43 Avenue Road, Wath-on-Dearne, Colliery labourer, aged 17

He married Margaret Peasegood on 5 May 1915 at St Peter's Hoyland from 26 Beaumont Street, Hoyland.

Daughter Dorothy born in Hoyland on 17 February 1916. Address?

1917 on discharge: 35 Jackson Street, Cudworth, Barnsley.  Aged 24, Coal Miner. 


1. Dorothy b.1916 in Hoyland d.1918

2. Nellie b. 1918 d.1922

Military Service:

1916: Deemed to have enlisted 24 June 1916

1917: Called up for service 31 May 1917, York & Lancaster Regiment, Service number: 43748. He was  posted to 83rd Training Reserve Battalion on 6 June 1917, Service number: 54151. Discharged unfit for war service 11 December 1917. Condition, general weakness.

Awards: Silver War Badge

Personal information: 5' 4.5" tall, 35" chest. 

Death: 14 November 1918, aged 25

Buried at: St John's Churchyard, Cudworth, Barnsley 

Grave Reference: B 2 44


Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:

Husband of Margaret Happs (formerly Grieve), of 7, Princess St., Hoyland Common, Barnsley.

Margaret had remarried to Thomas W Happs in Q3 1919 in the Barnsley RD. They had three children together.

Other information and links: 

Remembered on the war memorial at St John's Church, Cudworth, Barnsley 

Lives of the First World War

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Find A Grave

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