On 14th February 1916 two men from New Whittington lost their lives to the Great War.
John Longmate was just 19 years old, the son of James and Emily Longmate.
Henry Millband was 21 years old, the son of the late Charles Millband and Ada Randall (formerly Millband).
The men were serving alongside each other with the 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters. On the day's around the date of 14th February 1916 the battalion saw some fierce fighting on the outskirts of Ypres, Belgium. On the day of 14th February 1916 the battalion lost 125 men.
Read the stories of the two men by clicking on each mans name below -
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