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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

photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais. 
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian, courtesy of Robert Illett
Buried in Calais Southern Cemetery, France. (www.cwgc.org)
Photograph courtesy of Nottingham High School from an unpublished record: 'The Old Boys of Nottingham High School Killed in the First World War'
The East window of the memorial chapel at St Helen's church Stapleford is dedicated to William Domleo. It has three lights and tracery by Alexander Gascoyne. Gascoyne was born in Nottingham in 1877 and attended the Nottingham School of Art. In the middle light, a haloed Saint George (chosen no doubt for George Domleo) in armour and bearing a shield and a banner spear which is killing the blue and green dragon of evil at his feet. The face here is possibly taken from a photograph of CSM Domleo.
In the left light is St Oswald KM (King and Martyr) with a sceptre and pastoral staff and in the right hand light, St Edward KC (King and Confessor) under a blue halo and with a crown sceptre and clasped book. Oswald was the saintly king of Northumbria who re-introduced Christianity to Northumbria and who died in AD642. Edward the Confessor was king of England from 1042-1066. He grew up with deeply religious views and gained the nickname “Confessor”. All these figures stand against red and blue diapered and ornamented and tasselled drapes. The quarries show a grisaille design with the initials WO for the dedicatee. In the tracery, in stylised floral design is the badge of The Robin Hood's Regiment and the shields with IHS and XP. The window dates from 1918.
The inscription at the bottom of the windows reads:
To the Glory of God and in memory of C.S.M. William George Domleo
Croix-de-Guerre 1/7 Robin Hood Rifles 1914-1918 Killed in action April 1918.
This photo was first published in the Retford Times on  18th Oct 1918 following the death of John Talbot
Family grave, Beeston & Stapleford Cemetery, Wollaton Road, Beeston, Nottingham. Photograph Rachel Farrand, August 2017.
photograph showing the name of John Lawton commemorated on the screen wall at the Nottingham General Cemetery, courtesy of Peter Gillings