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Burton Joyce - Jct Main Street and Lambley Lane

UKNIWM Ref - 26970

A memo 'of Parochial interest' dated June 1919, written by S Kimbell, Hon. Secretary (organisation not stated but possibly the parish council), refers to the number of men from the parish of Burton Joyce and Bulcote who served with the Colours: 'The Great War 1914-1918. Responding to the call for men to join HM Forces in connection with the Great War - now happily won by the Allied Forces - the Parish of Burton Joyce with Bulcote has gallantly done its part and share. Of 122 men, 15 have made the Great Sacrifice having fallen in action or have died through wounds or disease, three have been maimed for life, and others returned to civil life with health more or less impaired, and six became prisoners of war. Hostilities having ceased the return of the men still with the Colours is anticipated with the deepest interest. In the Autumn of 1916 a Parish meeting was held when it was resolved to invite subscriptions for sending Xmas gifts to all the men from the Parish which was successfully carried through and gave great pleasure to the recipients; further parcels were sent out at Easter and Xmas 1917, and a gift of 10/- with letter of greeting at Xmas 1918. The subscriptions for the purpose amount to upwards of £151 which has met the cost and leaves a surplus the disposal of which will be determined later. The arrangements have been carried out under the War Charities Act 1916 designed for the proper conduct and control of such funds during the War.' Note: there are sixteen men named on the memorial.

Memorial location
Names on Memorial

E R Blatherwick - Edmund Reggie Blatherwick

H Bryan - Alfred Henry Bryan

G I Coy - George Islip Coy

FJ Foster - Francis Joseph Foster

G R Hammond - George Robert Hammond

F W Hardy - Frederick William Hardy

A Hucknall - Arthur Hucknall

R B Hucknall - Richard Bernard Hucknall

J W Hucknall - John William Hucknall

G Jackson - George Jackson

A Shaw - Albert Shaw

E Shaw - Ernest Shaw

H W Shaw - Henry William Shaw

H E Simpkin - Harold Edward Simpkin

C A Stapleton - Charles Arthur Stapleton

C Wyatt - Cyril Charles Wyatt

Photos
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  • Photo taken by Peter Gillings
    Burton Joyce Parishioners memorial - Photo taken by Peter Gillings