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(WMA 27288) The names of all the fallen servicemen on a brass plaque erected to remember them.

The parish of St Peter, St Peter's Church, Church Lane, Ruddington NG11 6HA. WMA 27288 - This brass plaque is in St Peter's church and was donated by Captain FJ Ashworth of Ruddington Hall in 1921 (faculty dated 6 March 1920). It is 'an oak-framed brass tablet with an incised decorative border of oak leaves and acorns. A shield in the top left hand corner represents in four quarters: 1) the Major Oak (Nottinghamshire); 2) a spade, pickaxe and plumb line (a builder or a tradesman); 3) a hand-frame (the village framework knitting industry); 4) a golden sheaf (agriculture); and separating the quarters is the ‘cross raguly’ which is the coat of arms of the City of Nottingham.' Dedication: 'To the glory of God and in proud and undying memory of all Ruddington men who have fallen in the Great War 1914-1919 (names). The souls of the righteous are in the hand of god and there shall be no torment touch them for God proved them and found them worthy. Wisdom lll.l.5. This tablet is erected by Captain FJ Ashworth as a thank offering for mercies vouchsafed during the war.' (Southwell and Nottingham Church History Project). WMA 27282 -The cross is in a separate enclosure adjacent to the churchyard. The memorial was funded by public subscription and the land donated by Mr Sutton, the local butcher. The memorial was designed by Lt Col A Brewill, DSO VD TD FRIBA, architect and surveyor to Southwell Diocese. In 1881 he had been made a lieutenant in the Robin Hood Rifles, later the 7th (Robin Hood) Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters, and took command of the battalion on 31 July 1915. The memorial was unveiled on 19 May 1923 by the Duke of Portland, the Rev HT Hayman officiated. The memorial now also commemorates men who died in the Second World War and one from the Korean War. (Source: Southwell and Nottingham Church History Project). There is also a tablet to two of the church's bellringers, Ernest Oliver and George Grice: 'In memory of our fellow bell-ringers who fell in the Great War 1914-1918. Their works liveth for evermore.' (WMA recording form completed December 2012). There is also a framed Roll of Honour, which includes military details, in the muniment room above the south porch (WMA 17282).

Memorial location
Names on Memorial

Arthur Percy Beevor - Arthur Percy Beevor

Henry Bennett - Henry Bennett

Thomas RC Birkin - Thomas Reginald Chetwynd Birkin

Leonard Bosworth - Leonard Bosworth

William Brown - William Brown

Herbert Peet Burman - Herbert Peet Burman

Ernest Carter - Ernest Carter

Archibald Chamberlain - Archie Bertie Chamberlain

Arthur Cox - Arthur Cox

William Cripwell - William Cripwell

Benjamin Crosby - Benjamin Crosby

Benjamin Cross - Benjamin Cross

Harold Cross - Harold Cross

Fred Dalby - Frederick Dalby

Harry Dalby - Harry Dalby

Walter Dexter - Walter Dexter

Walter Foster - Walter Francis Foster

Edgar Fox - Edgar William Fox

Samuel Goddard - Samuel Goddard

Arthur Gregg - Arthur Gregg

George Grice - George Grice

Samuel Gunn - Samuel Gunn

Percy Harrison - Percy Harrison

Thomas James Hayward - Thomas James Hayward

Charles Henson - Charles Henson

Francis Joseph Hickling - Francis Joseph Hicking

George Graham Hickling - George Graham Hicking

Lawrence Hind - Lawrence Arthur Hind

Bertie Widdowson Hopkinson - Bertie Widdowson Hopkinson

Albert Henry James - Albert Henry James

Frederick James - Frederick James

Christopher Lawson - Christopher Lawson

Edwin Marriott - Edwin Marriott

Frank Mee - Frank Mee

Ernest Oliver - Ernest Oliver

Tom Oliver - Tom Oliver

Fred Peacock - Fred Peacock

Frank Peet - Frank Peet

Frederick Peet - Frederick Peet

Telford Peet - Telford Peet

Arthur Price - Arthur Price

Jack H Price - John Herbert Price

Oliver Price - Oliver Price

Eben Renshaw - Eben Renshaw

Sidney James Rumsby - Sidney James Rumsby

WH Rumsby - William Henry Rumsby

Samuel Sharpe - Samuel Sharpe

Edgar Squires - Edgar Cumberland Squires

Edward Sutton - Thomas Edward Sutton

George Tongue - John George Tongue

Thomas Ward - Thomas Ward

John Whitworth - John William Whitworth

George Wilford - George Wilford

Alf C Wilson - Alfred Clarke Wilson

Joseph Wingate - Joseph Wingate

Alf Leonard Wootton - Alfred Leonard Wootton

Richard Wootton - Richard Wootton

John George Wright - John George Wright

Henry Wright - Henry Wright

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  • (WMA 27288) The names of all the fallen servicemen on a brass plaque erected to remember them.
    Ruddington Fallen Servicemen Names - (WMA 27288) The names of all the fallen servicemen on a brass plaque erected to remember them.
  • (WMA recording form completed December 2012) The tablet in the church was erected to commemorate Ernest Oliver and George Grice, two of the church's bell-ringers.
    St Peter's Bell-Ringers - (WMA recording form completed December 2012) The tablet in the church was erected to commemorate Ernest Oliver and George Grice, two of the church's bell-ringers.
  • Photo shows St Peter's Church Ruddington where the two memorials are located. 
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
    Ruddington St Peter's Church - Photo shows St Peter's Church Ruddington where the two memorials are located. Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings