I now have 3 files bursting with information on our 85 brave men.
Up to now I have used the following resources to enable me to identify the men from the initial and surname given on the memorial-
*www.cwgc.org Commonwealth War Grave Commission for dates of death and memorial place - to cross reference with .....
*www.ancestry.co.uk for service records, medal cards and a list of soldiers who died in the great war, census returns, birth and marriage details.
*www.findmypast.co.uk for service records, navy records and census returns.
*Chesterfield Local Studies Library - for mentions in the local newspaper The Derbyshire Times. From this newspaper I have been lucky enough to obtain some photos of some of the men, but it would be nice to find family who have copies of the originals.
My next step will be a check of the absent voters list which is held at the Derbyshire Archives at Matlock and from there I want to piece together family connections and dates using the parish registers for New Whittington Churches; both St Barnabas and St Bartholomew.
Here is a list of the names that I have identified so far only eight more to identify -
BURTON Edward Henry
KIRK John James
LETTS Harry Alfred
LOCKETT William Henry
LONGDEN James Clement
LONGMATE John William
MILLBAND Harry /
ROBERTS Thomas Henry
YATES Thomas William
LEESON J P
STRAW J A
TOLLEY W H
If you know of any family of the men or may have photos or information on them please contact me, I would love to hear from you.