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

Below are some people who you may be interested in

Buried at Delville Wood Cemetery 22.Q.10
Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of George Taylor at St Mary's churchyard at Greasley.
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
The family grave of the Froggatt family commemorating Frederick Froggatt in St Katherines churchyard at Teversal.
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
Non CWGC headstone. Nottingham Road Cemetery, Mansfield
buried in Keyworth St Mary Magdalene Churchyard
The Times 9/9/1918
Photo shows family grave commemorating Frederick Vyvyan Coupland-Smith in Retford Cemetey. 
Courtesy of Rachel Farrand
Remembered on his parent's headstone in Nottingham Road Cemetery, Mansfield.
Family memorial, St Peter's Church, Awsworth (WMA26842).  Photograph Peter Gillings