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Nottinghamshire Great War Roll of Honour

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About the Nottinghamshire Great War Roll of Honour

The Nottinghamshire Great War Roll of Honour is a permanent tribute to local men and women who died during the First World War. Until now, no list of Nottinghamshire’s Great War dead has been compiled and many communities did not keep written records of 1914-18 losses. This project pays homage to the county’s fallen and creates a unique, centralised archive for researchers, historians and the general public.

Eight groups of volunteer information gatherers have collaborated with Nottinghamshire County Council which has funded the initiative and provided technical expertise.

Names have been collected across Nottinghamshire from 677 memorials in village and town centres, chapels, churches, churchyards, parish halls, factories and other work places, schools and sports clubs. Individual stories have been brought to life through the addition of biographical detail, narrative, photographs and newspaper extracts as well as entries from diaries and letters.

Fatalities unrecorded or missing from physical monuments have been added to a series of Virtual Memorials.

Many members of the public have already contributed and you can add photos or data to the site using a simple Log-In process at the bottom of the screen.

Thank you to the following people for their work on the Roll of Honour to date:

Nottinghamshire County Council web developer Tom Styles who designed the site.

Consultant Ashley Marron who developed Phase 2 of the project in collaboration with Tom Styles and Alec Buchanan.

Lynn Sergant, who has uploaded much of the data harvested from the city of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire’s districts.

Dr David Nunn who has led the team of volunteers.

Volunteers by District

  • Nottingham - Peter Foster, Steve Zaleski, Lynn Whiteley, Brendan Beecroft, Simon Williams and Brian Szowkomud
  • Ashfield - David Nunn, Carol Taylor-Cockayne and Richard Clay
  • Bassetlaw - Richard English, Colin Dannatt, Tony & Judith Goodall, Roger Caple and Robert Ilett
  • Broxtowe - David Nunn, Hilary Hillier, Brian Taylor, Malcolm Jarvis and Richard Dodge
  • Gedling - Tracy Dodds, Yvonne Davies, Peter Gillings, Barbara Worrall, Jean Parrott, the late Cliff Housley and Anthony Ball
  • Mansfield - Carol Malone
  • Newark & Sherwood - Gary Tranter and Andy McKinnon
  • Rushcliffe - Murray Biddle and John Whalley
  • Across Nottinghamshire – David Nunn, Rachel Farrand, Peter Gillings, Richard Clay and Steve Morse
  • Virtual Memorials created by David Nunn

The website may contain errors of transcription or fact and we would welcome any corrections via the buttons in the top right of each page or by email rollofhonour@nottscc.gov.uk

The names of 13,435 identified Nottinghamshire Great War fatalities on this data base will be placed on a new memorial, designed by Letts Wheeler of Nottingham, which will be unveiled in June 2019.

It is being constructed on Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment next to the memorial built between 1923 and 1927 on land bequeathed in perpetuity by Jesse Boot. Principally funded by Nottinghamshire County and Nottingham City Councils, this project has also received financial support from Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Broxtowe, Gedling, Mansfield, Newark & Sherwood and Rushcliffe District Councils along with generous corporate and private donations. If you would like to make a contribution towards the cost of the new memorial, please visit the fund raising page

Below are some people who you may be interested in

Buried at Boulogne East Cemetery
Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Ernest Farnsworth  situated at the General Cemetery, Nottingham. Courtesy of Peter Gillings
Photograph was published on 7th September 1916 in the Nottingham Daily Express and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Remembered on his parent's headstone in Nottingham Road Cemetery, Mansfield
Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking Ward's grave at Haringhe (Bandaghem ) Military Cemetery, Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle
67107 Private Charles Henry Hames, 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), died of wounds received at Ypres on 30 June 1917. He is buried in Dickebusch New Military cemetery Extension, grave II.A.10.  Cemetery visited and cross laid by John Morse.
Buried in Ancre British Cemetery
Photograph was published 13th June 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. 
Photograph courtesy of Murray Biddle