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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 ever been compiled and many communities did not keep written records of 1914-18 losses. This project aims to correct historic injustices by finally paying homage to the fallen and creating a unique, centralised archive for researchers, historians and the general public.

The project has involved collaboration between eight groups of volunteer information gatherers, led by Dr David Nunn, and Nottinghamshire County Council which has funded the initiative and provided technical expertise.

The Roll of Honour was designed to unfold in two phases. The first phase, which went live in August 2013, collected names across Nottinghamshire from more than six hundred memorials constructed during the conflict’s immediate aftermath in village and town centres, chapels, churches, churchyards, parish halls, factories and other work places, schools and sports clubs.

The next stage of the project has seen individual stories expanded and brought to life through the addition of biographical detail, narrative, photographs and newspaper extracts as well as entries from diaries and letters. Names unrecorded or missing from physical monuments are being added to a Virtual Memorial. Many members of the public have already contributed and you can add photos or data to the site using a simple Log-In process top right of the screen.

The Roll of Honour project is linked to Trent to Trenches – a series of events being organised across the county in 2014 to commemorate Nottinghamshire’s contribution to the Great War.

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

County Hall 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.

Volunteers by District

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

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

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery extension, Pas de Calais. 
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
the family headstone of the Bradley family commemorating George Harold Bradley at Arnold (Redhill) cemetery. 
Courtesy of Peter Gillings (Aug 2015)
 Commonwealth wargrave headstone marking the grave of John Pike, situated at The General Cemetery, Nottingham, Courtesy Peter Gillings
Buried in Newark Town Cemetery Photo Murray Biddle
Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
The commonwealth wargrave commission headstone marking the grave of Herbert Winter in the Nottingham General Cemetery, courtesy of Peter Gillings
Photograph published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 23rd April 1915 and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918