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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, 14 February 2016

14th February 1916

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 -


Henry Millband

lest we forget x

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