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The memorial is a wooden pulpit.
Photo taken by Peter Gillings

There is a PCC minute book (1905-1923) in Nottinghamshire Archives which records the discussions relating to the War Memorial Fund and the choice of War Memorial (Nottinghamshire Archives, ref PR19,226). Initial discussions in 1918 with other churches and organisations for a 'public memorial' appear to have lapsed and in 1921 it was recommended that the memorial in the church take the form of a font cover. However, the extant memorials are a pulpit and Book of Remembrance in a wooden case. The hexagonal shaped oak pulpit has the following verse carved around the base of the pulpit above the stem, 'To the glory of God and in grateful memory of the men of this parish who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-18, we died that England might live, do thou live that England may not die'. (The stem of the pulpit was removed in 1966 and the inscription is now at floor level.) The pulpit was dedicated on 22nd November 1923. A Book of Remembrance contained in a glass top oak case gives the names of the fallen from the parish. There is an article about the dedication of the Book of Remembrance in the Southwell Diocesan Magazine Vol 3 (NS) April 1930, No 4 (p65): 'Subscribed for by all sections of the community in the parish, a parchment Book of Remembrance of those who fell in the war, together with an oak stand, were dedicated by the Vicar [Rev. GH Vine] at a service in St Aidan’s. The stand is artistically designed and the Book of Remembrance has the names of the 130 fallen inscribed on its pages. It closes with the words: “We died that England might live. Do thou live that England may not die.”'

Memorial location
Names on Memorial

Arthur Allen - Arthur Allen

Walter Balchin - Walter Balchin

John Barber - John Barber

Frank Gilbert Arden Barker - Frank Gilbert Arden Barker

Sydney Bates - Sydney Bates

Albert Bellaby - Albert Bellaby

Walter Benner - Walter Benner

Alfred Bexon - Alfred Bexon

Harold Bexon - Harold Bexon

William Henry Blacknell - William Henry Blacknell

George James Blatherwick - George James Blatherwick

Gilbert Bolton - Gilbert Boulton

Harold Bolton - Harold Boulton

Herbert Booth - Herbert Booth

George Brierley - George Cyril Brierley

Fred Brierley - Fred Brierley

Alfred Brownlow - Alfred Brownlow

Mark Brownlow - Mark Brownlow

Albert Burton - Albert Burton

Charles Burton - Charles Burton

James Burton - James Burton

William Burton - William Burton

George Camm - George Camm

Henry Camm - Henry Camm

William Castles - William Castles

John William Cave - John William Cave

George Cawkwell - George Cawkwell

Frederick Charles Chamberlain - Frederick Charles Chamberlain

Leonard Percy Clements - Leonard Percy Clements

Arthur Cliff - Arthur Cliff

George Edward Croft - George Edward Croft

John Cross - John Cross

Walter Arthur Bernard Davis - Walter Arthur Bernard Davis

James Edward Dingley - James Edward Dingley

Charles Richard Ellis - Charles Richard Ellis

Walter Elwiss - Walter Elwiss

Wallace Smith Fern - Wallace Smith Fern

Levi Fewkes - Levi Fewkes

William Fletcher - William Fletcher

Harry Ingham Freeman - Harry Ingham Freeman

Robert Freeman - Robert Freeman

William Stanley Frisby - William Stanley Frisby

Harry Gee - Harry Gee

Thomas Gee - Thomas Gee

Joseph Gibson - Joseph Gibson

Arthur Gordon Hagues - Arthur Gordon Hagues

Arthur Hallam - Arthur Hallam

Percy Hart - Percy Hart

John Harvey - John Henry Harvey

Matthew Hawksworth - Matthew Hawksworth

Charles Leonard Henderson - Charles Leonard Henderson

Percy Henson - Percy Henson

Jack Hickson - John William Hickson

Jesse Hills - Jesse Hills

Fred Holmes - Fred Holmes

Ernest Hopewell - Ernest Hopewell

Thomas Hopewell - Thomas Henry Hopewell

William Hunt - William Hunt

William Henry Huskinson - William Henry Huskinson

Cyril George Huskinson - Cyril George Huskinson

Samuel Hutchinson - Samuel Hutchinson

Ralph Hutson - Ralph Hutson

Arthur Jackson - Arthur Jackson

Charles Henry Jackson - Charles Henry Jackson

Edwin Jebbet - Edwin Jebbett

William Edwin Key - William Edwin Key

Edward Claude Knight - Edward Claude Knight

Ernest Arthur Knight - Ernest Arthur Knight

George William Marriott - George William Marriott

Harry Mathers - Harry Mathers

Harold Matthews - Harold Matthews

Arthur Gordon Meakin - Arthur Gordon Meakin

Edward Morley - Edward Stanley Morley

James Morley - James Morley

John Morley - John Thomas Morley

Leonard Mountford - Leonard Mountford

Stanley Oldenbittle - Stanley Oldenbittle

William Parkes - William Parkes

Percy Parnham - Percy Parnham

Charles Henry Pembleton - Charles Henry Pembleton

Fred Pendleton - Fred Pendleton

Harry Perkins - Harry Perkins

George Henry Pilsworth - George Henry Pilsworth

Herbert Poole - Herbert Poole

Wallace Powell - Wallace Powell

Claude Raine - Charles Raine

John Richmond - John Richmond

Frank Marshall Rigley - Frank Marshall Rigley

John Edward Rigley - John Edward Rigley

Robert Rigley - Robert Rigley

Noah Robinson - Noah Robinson

William Rudd - William Rudd

Fred Henry Rudkin - Fred Henry Rudkin

Edmund Eric Saunders - Edmund Eric Saunders

Richard Scott - Richard David Scott

John Severn - John Severn

Joseph Shackleton - Joseph Shackleton

William Simpson Shaw - William Simpson Shaw

William Henry Smith - William Henry Smith

George Speed - George Speed

Henry Leslie Spencer - Henry Leslie Spencer

William Arthur Spencer - William Arthur Spencer

William Henry Spencer - William Henry Spencer

Vincent Stapleton - Vincent Stapleton

John William Stirland - John William Stirland

Charles Henry Storer - Charles Henry Storer

Harry Stretton - Harry Stretton

Leonard Tomlinson - Leonard Tomlinson

William Tomlinson - William Tomlinson

William Tomlinson - William Tomlinson

William Arthur Toynton - William Arthur Toynton

Thomas Cyril Turner - Thomas Cyril Turner

George Frederick Wagg - George Frederick Wagg

James Walters - James Walters

John Walters - John Walters

Frederick Cecil Ward - Frederick Cecil Ward

George Watson - George Watson

Thomas Watson - Thomas Watson

Robert Watts - Robert Watts

William Allen Webster - William Allen Webster

William Wheatley - William Wheatley

Albert Edward White - Albert Edward White

Arthur White - Arthur White

George Edward Willoughby - George Edward Willoughby

Herbert Haydn Wilmot - Herbert Haydn Wilmot

Albert Wood - Albert Wood

Robert Wright - Robert Scott Wright

Albert James Yerrill - Albert James Yerrill

Photos
  • The memorial is a wooden pulpit.
Photo taken by Peter Gillings
    Old Basford - Wooden Pulpit Memorial - St Aiden's Church - The memorial is a wooden pulpit. Photo taken by Peter Gillings
  • Photo showing the wooden case which contains the Book of Remembrance showing the 128  names of the fallen from the parish 
Photo by Peter Gillings
    Old Basford - parishioners Roll of Honour - St Aiden's Church - Photo showing the wooden case which contains the Book of Remembrance showing the 128 names of the fallen from the parish Photo by Peter Gillings
  • Phot showing the wooden glass topped case containing the parishioners' Book of Remembrance. Photo taken by Peter Gillings
    Old Basford - Parishioners Roll of Honour - St Aiden's Church - Phot showing the wooden glass topped case containing the parishioners' Book of Remembrance. Photo taken by Peter Gillings
  • Photo shows the first page of the parishioners' Book of Remembrance. Photo by Peter Gillings
    Old Basford - Parishioners Roll of Honour - St Aiden's Church - Photo shows the first page of the parishioners' Book of Remembrance. Photo by Peter Gillings
  • St Aiden's Church,Old Basford, 
Photo by Peter Gillings
    Old Basford - St Aiden's Church - St Aiden's Church,Old Basford, Photo by Peter Gillings