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

This photo was originally published in the Retford Times following the death of George Whitlam
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.
8913 Private James Alfred Dooley 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) was killed in action on 5 July 1916 on the Somme. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
28104 L/Cpl Ralph Hutson  was killed in action and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. photo Frederik Sohier. Visited by John Morse and wreath laid
St Peter's & St Paul's Churchyard, Church Warsop.
24669 Private Herbert Hopcroft killed in action and buried Ovillers  Military Cemetery, Somme, grave I.C.19. Visited and cross laid by John Morse
Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery. Photo by Murray Biddle