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Nottingham Evening Post 19/9/1916: 'LOYAL LENTON. ROLL OF HONOUR UNVEILED. Among many interesting customs brought in by the war is that of enabling streets which have furnished an unusually large proportion of men for the colours to perpetuate the fact by the erection of a tablet. Until yesterday [18th September 1916] this new departure had not spread to Nottingham, although the city has been foremost in its zeal for recruiting. And no part of the city has done better than the parish of Lenton, where the commemorative roll honour was unveiled by Lady Maud Rolleston. Here, in one short street of 41 houses, Alderney-street, a cul-de-sac off Grove-road, 43 men have joined up, a proportion which is believed to a record. Of these, three have been killed, and three are missing. Altogether, no fewer than 1,213 men have gone from Lenton. The roll of honour, bearing the names of the 43 men, is framed in oak and attached to the wall on a house at the end of Alderney-street. Before the unveiling, it was covered with a Union Jack and surrounded by the flags of the Allies. Lady Maud Rolleston, accompanied by Colonel Sir Lancelot Rolleston [pictured], was received by a guard of honour drawn from the Robin Hood Cadets, the chaplain of which, the Rev. Alan Watts, vicar of Lenton, explained to a large crowd of people the purport of the memorial, read the names on the roll, and offered prayers for the wounded, the prisoners, and the missing. The hymn for absent friends was then sung by the choir of Lenton Church. In unveiling the tablet, Lady Maud said that everyone in Alderney-street must be proud of the men who had done such great honour to it. They would never be forgotten. She also spoke a few feeling words to the anxious, urging them to put their faith in the God of comfort.' Research by Peter Gillings

Memorial location
Names on Memorial

John H Browning - John Browning

William Haw - William Haw

William Imisson - William Imisson

Arthur J Newcombe - Arthur James Newcombe

George Platts - George Platts

P Spencer - Percival Spencer

W Wardle - William Wardle

George Whitworth - George Richard Whitworth

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