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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.

The men

Written below are the names of the men found on the memorial.



Adams H
Belfitt J
Belfitt W A
Booth G - ERNEST
Booth J B - JOSEPH
Calliss A
Collins J
Cooke A
Cox Alb
Cox Art
Cresswell D
Crosdale G
Crossdill N H Norman CROAYSDILL
Croysdale A
Davidson L W
Freeman A
Gardner W
Gilberthorpe E
Goodwin A
Gower W
Green H
Hall J W
Heeley A
Holdroyd J E
Houston W B
Husband W
Kirk W C - WILFRED CECIL
Leeson J P
Letts H
Lockett W H
Longmate W - JOHN William
Martin G S
Mears G H
Millington B
Mitchell F
Morley W P
Nurse J
Perks A C
Purkiss A
Roberts V
Rush J
Savage W - Abraham Longden Savage
Sharman F
Skevington H G
Skevington W
Smith J
Straw J A
Tart H
Tolley W H
Vaughan J
Wardle J
Warren A
Warren H
Warren W
Whithorn F A
Wilson B L
Yates T W
Young H

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