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The purpose of this blog is to remember the fallen heroes of the Great War, whose names are recorded on the memorial plaque situated in St Barnabas Church, New Whittington, Chesterfield.

To mark the centenary of World War 1 I aim to research all of the men on the memorial. I hope to ensure that the brave men who gave their lives for their country 100 years ago are remembered and each man's story told.

I would love to hear from anyone who may have information regarding the men; photos, letters or passed down memories. Any descendents are most welcome to contact me and I will provide copies of the research that I have undertaken.

"They shall not grow old, as we that are left to grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them"

For The Fallen,
Laurence Binyon September 1914.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

9th AUGUST 1915

On the 9th August 1915 the village of New Whittington lost three of its young men in one tragic day.

The men all served with the 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters. 

Between the three men they left two widows and four children were left fatherless.  Mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters were all left bereft.  The community would be realising the stark consequences of this war on that little village in Derbyshire called New Whittington.

The stories of the men can be read by clicking on each mans name -

Corporal Francis Maskery

Private Norman Croaysdill

Private John James Kirk

lest we forget x

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