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Quorn Deaths and Inquests

Some of the records in this section can be quite gruesome and graphic. Please be aware of this, especially if you are seeking family members. The writing style of our forebears did not reflect sensitivities we might have today! We have also included obituaries here.


 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Charles Harold Adams  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Charles Harold Adams
Died 13th May 1915, aged 29 Battle of Frezenberg, Second Battle of Ypres, ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Reginald John Backhouse  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Reginald John Backhouse
Died 9th August 1918, aged 31 Rosières, the Somme, France A Canadian ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - George Harry Bagley  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - George Harry Bagley
Died 31st May 1917, aged 29, France George Bagley was born on Nursery Lane in ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Frank Bale  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Frank Bale
Died 11th August 1917, aged 34 Ypres, Belgium Born in Quorn in 1883 and ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Ernest Bancroft  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Ernest Bancroft
Died Sunday 19th December 1915, aged 27 Ypres, Belgium Early years Ernest was ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Charles Ernest Barrett  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Charles Ernest Barrett
Died 9th March 1917, aged 21 Mesopotamia (Iraq) Marrying a Quorn girl Charles ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Edward Arthur Benskin  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Edward Arthur Benskin
Died 25th September 1916, aged 19 Battle of the Somme, Gueudecourt, France Life ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Joseph Frank Brookes Birkin  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Joseph Frank Brookes Birkin
Died 25th September 1915, aged 21 Ypres, Belgium Life before the war Frank ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Alfred Blackshaw  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Alfred Blackshaw
Died 29th June 1915, aged 17 Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey The youngest soldier to ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Ernest Harold Bonner  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Ernest Harold Bonner
Died 9th September 1917, aged 20 Villers-Faucon, the Somme, France Ernest was ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Albert Henry Bowler  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Albert Henry Bowler
Died 29th September 1918, aged 33 Second Battle of the Somme, St Quentin, ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Percy Boyer  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Percy Boyer
Died 3rd May 1918, aged 18 La Bassée Canal, France Percy Boyer was born in ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Louis Brewin  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Louis Brewin
Died 14th July 1917, aged 23 St Leger, the Somme, France Before the ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Walter Brewin  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Walter Brewin
Died 10th August 1918, aged 28 France A difficult start in life Walter was ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - George Edwin Brown  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - George Edwin Brown
Died 13th August 1915, aged 27 Hooge, Belgium George was one of five children. ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Albert Henry Burton  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Albert Henry Burton
Died 27th April 1917, aged 22 Loos, France Prior to the war Albert Burton was ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - John (Jack) Cawrey  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - John (Jack) Cawrey
Died 30th October 1917, aged 40 Passchendaele, Belgium Growing up in ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Cecil Chapman  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Cecil Chapman
Died 21st April 1915, aged 22 Ypres, Belgium Early years Although Chapman is ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Hilary Calvert Clarke  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Hilary Calvert Clarke
Died 31st August 1918, aged 22 Bailleul, France Hilary Calvert Clarke was born ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - William Henry Clay  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - William Henry Clay
Died 27th April 1915, aged 20 Vlamertinghe, Belgium Before the war William ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - John James Collington  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - John James Collington
Died 28th January 1915, aged 28 Estaires, Northern France Pre-war days John ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Walter Daft  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Walter Daft
Died 20th September 1915, aged 29 Ypres, Belgium Walter Daft was the youngest ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - James William Dockray  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - James William Dockray
Died 20th July 1918, aged 19 France The Dockray family moved to Quorn from ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Percy Facer  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Percy Facer
Died 9th April 1918, aged 18 Loos, France A well-known family in Quorn Facer ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Joseph Fewkes  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Joseph Fewkes
Died 26th September 1916, aged 48 The Somme, France A very old Quorn ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - William Cox Flanders  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - William Cox Flanders
Died 18th May 1916, aged 20 Mesopotamia, Iraq Family background William Cox ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - John (Jack) Peer Flanders  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - John (Jack) Peer Flanders
Died 25th September 1916, aged 21 Battle of the Somme, Gueudecourt, ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Walter Fletcher  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Walter Fletcher
Died 25th September 1918, aged 34 Sorel-le-Grand, the Somme, France Early ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - George Edward Gamble  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - George Edward Gamble
Died 16th August 1917, aged 22 Ypres, Belgium Gamble is a well-known name in ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Walter Albert Gartshore  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Walter Albert Gartshore
Died 1st September 1916, aged 24 Bienvillers, France Family history George ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Ernest Grant  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Ernest Grant
Died 21st March 1918, aged 31 Bapaume, France Early years The Grant family ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - William Henry Hackett  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - William Henry Hackett
Died 18th September 1918, aged 21 Battle of Épehy, the Somme, France Early ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - William Hallam  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - William Hallam
Died 22nd October 1914, aged 29 Rue du Bois, France The first to die The ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Matthew Henry Hickling  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Matthew Henry Hickling
Died 13th May 1915, aged 21 Battle of Frezenberg, Second Battle of Ypres, ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - James Martin Hollingsworth  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - James Martin Hollingsworth
Died 5th October 1916, aged 28 The Somme, France James was born in Quorn in ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - James Howlett  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - James Howlett
Died 5th October 1918, aged 33 Bellenglise, France Family history James ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Harry Hubbard  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Harry Hubbard
Died 12th April 1916, aged 32 Poperinge, Belgium Before the war Henry ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - William Hudson  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - William Hudson
Died 3rd October 1918, aged 29 Bellenglise, France Early years William was ...... cont.
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 WW1 Roll of Honour - James Hutton  WW1 Roll of Honour - James Hutton
Died 6th October 1917, aged 25 France James Hutton was born in Quorn and was ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Thomas Hutton  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Thomas Hutton
Died 26th September 1917, aged 35 Zonnebeke, Belgium Thomas Hutton was the ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - John Newton Jacques  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - John Newton Jacques
Died 27th September 1917, aged 25 Zonnebeke, Belgium A tough start in life At ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Frank Joiner  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Frank Joiner
Died 8th July 1917, aged 22 Metz, France A childhood in Quorn Frank ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Albert Jones  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Albert Jones
Died 4th October 1917, aged 19 Broodseinde, Ypres, Belgium William and Mary ...... cont.
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 WW1 Roll of Honour - Edward Basil Langrish  WW1 Roll of Honour - Edward Basil Langrish
Died 3rd October 1918, aged 19 Grévillers, Bapaume, Second Battle of the Somme, ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - George Ernest Lee  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - George Ernest Lee
Died 13th November 1916, aged 22 Hebuterne, France A hard start in life and moving ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - George Harold Lockwood  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - George Harold Lockwood
Died 3rd October 1918, aged 20 Bellenglise, France Early days Sarah Wilders, ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - George Lovett  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - George Lovett
Died 25th September 1916, aged 30 Gueudecourt, the Somme, France An old Quorn ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - John Jesson Lucas  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - John Jesson Lucas
Died 13th May 1915, aged 20 Battle of Frezenberg, Second Battle of Ypres, ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Samuel William Martin  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Samuel William Martin
Died 28th May 1915, aged 25 North West of Festubert, Pas de Calais, France Early ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Daniel and William Moore  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Daniel and William Moore
Died 13th May 1915, aged 25 and 23 Battle of Frezenberg, Second Battle of Ypres, ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Hubert Mason Moore  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Hubert Mason Moore
Died 5th September 1918, aged 24 Gavrelle, Arras, France The Moore family on ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Charley Ottey  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Charley Ottey
Died 30th July 1916, aged 18 Wounded in France, died in a military hospital in ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - William Gabriel King Peirce  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - William Gabriel King Peirce
Died 26th October 1914, aged 39 Festubert, Western Front, France William ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - John Henry Pick  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - John Henry Pick
25th September 1917, aged 26 Marquise Quarry, France Roots in ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - George Pollard  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - George Pollard
Died 21st June 1917, aged 23 Lens, France Early years The Pollard family ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Albert Edward Rennocks  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Albert Edward Rennocks
Died 3rd October 1918, aged 22 St Quentin, France Roots in Quorn The Rennocks ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Victor Rennocks  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Victor Rennocks
Died 23rd April 1916, aged 26 Hinckley Hospital Family background The ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Bertie James Shenton  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Bertie James Shenton
Died 3rd August 1916, aged 19 Ovillers near Albert, France Early years Bertie ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Jack Shephard  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Jack Shephard
Died 18th July 1917, aged 43 Mesopotamia, Iraq Growing up in Quorn The 1881 ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Fred Squires  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Fred Squires
Died 3rd December 1915, aged 32 Lemnos Island, Greece Frederick Charles ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - William John Steer  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - William John Steer
Died 13th May 1915, aged 28 Battle of Frezenberg, Second Battle of Ypres, ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Silas Stevenson  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Silas Stevenson
Died 15th September 1916, aged 28 The Somme, France Silas Stevenson was born ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Alfred Hall Taylor  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Alfred Hall Taylor
Died 30th October 1914, aged 30 First Battle of Ypres, Belgium Life prior to the ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Laurence Wakeling  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Laurence Wakeling
Died 12th July 1917, aged 33 Coxyde, Belgium Laurence Wakeling was the son of ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Ernest William Ward  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Ernest William Ward
Died 27th October 1914, aged 24 Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, French Flanders A ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Harry Webster  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Harry Webster
Died 26th November 1914, aged 37 Sheerness, Kent Early years in Quorn There ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Frank Cuthbert White  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Frank Cuthbert White
Died 13th May 1915, aged 20 Battle of Frezenberg, Second Battle of Ypres, ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Charles Kirbell White  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Charles Kirbell White
Died 1st September 1918, aged 33 Beaulencourt, France Charles’ ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Sydney Francis Whysall  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Sydney Francis Whysall
Died 26th March 1918, aged 32 Gailly, the Somme, France Early years The ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - John Willday  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - John Willday
Died 4th January 1919, aged 31, buried in Quorn Churchyard. Died of wounds received ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Henry James Williams  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Henry James Williams
Died 26th December 1914, aged 26 Aldershot, England Prior to the war Henry ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - George Wood  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - George Wood
Died 9th October 1917, aged 19 Mendinghem, Belgium Born into poverty in ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Arthur Wilfred Woodforth  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Arthur Wilfred Woodforth
Died 7th April 1918, aged 20 Wesel, Germany Prior to the war Arthur Wilfred ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Albert Henry Wright  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Albert Henry Wright
Died 14th July 1916, aged 24 The Somme, France A difficult start in ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Harold Wright  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Harold Wright
Died 14th September 1915, aged 33 In hospital in London from wounds sustained in the ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Ezra Wykes  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Ezra Wykes
Died 4th December 1917, aged 29 Died of wounds, the Somme, France The 1901 ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Fred Wykes  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Fred Wykes
Died 21st April 1916, aged 24 Hooge, Ypres, Belgium Roots in Quorn Fred Wykes ...... cont.
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 Quorn Rawlins Grammar School WW1 Memorial Shield  Quorn Rawlins Grammar School WW1 Memorial Shield
This shield was presented to Rawlins Grammar School by George and Mary White from Quorn, ...... cont.
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 Triptych War Memorial in Quorn St Bartholomew’s Church  Triptych War Memorial in Quorn St Bartholomew’s Church
After the WW1 armistice, a permanent memorial to those who died was commissioned for the ...... cont.
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 Quorn and the Spanish flu epidemic  Quorn and the Spanish flu epidemic
The worldwide ‘Spanish Flu’ pandemic of 1918 hit the UK in waves and it is estimated that ...... cont.
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 Charles Tomblin – killed near Quorn Station, September 1936  Charles Tomblin – killed near Quorn Station, September 1936
Charles Tomblin was born in Barrowden in Rutland on 14th April 1871, one of five ...... cont.
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 Firework Danger! – from 1892  Firework Danger! – from 1892
Saturday the 5th November 1892 saw a dreadful accident in Quorn, outside the shops on ...... cont.
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 Postcard – Mountsorrel Quarry 1909  Postcard – Mountsorrel Quarry 1909
This postcard raises many questions! It may be asked how a Mountsorrel Quarry postcard ...... cont.
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 Peter Preston 1938 to 2018 – Quorn boy edits the Guardian  Peter Preston 1938 to 2018 – Quorn boy edits the Guardian
Peter Preston was born in 1938 and died on 6th January 2018. He was editor of The ...... cont.
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 Death of Mrs Farnham - Funeral Quorn  Death of Mrs Farnham - Funeral Quorn
Leicester Daily Mercury - Saturday 14th October 1911 The death is announced of Mrs E B ...... cont.
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 William Harris Inglesant, Quorn, died 1912 aged 101  William Harris Inglesant, Quorn, died 1912 aged 101
This article about the life of William Harris Inglesant appeared in the Quorndon Magazine ...... cont.
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 The death of Joseph Adcock, Quorn 1867  The death of Joseph Adcock, Quorn 1867
Joseph Bexton Adcock was born in Quorn in 1827, and died on 27th December 1867 from ...... cont.
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 Sudden Death at Quorn Adult School - April 1905  Sudden Death at Quorn Adult School - April 1905
Loughborough Herald - 13th April 1905 On Sunday morning, shortly after the opening of ...... cont.
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 Quorn Wood Tragedy - Gamekeeper found shot - March 1917  Quorn Wood Tragedy - Gamekeeper found shot - March 1917
Loughborough Herald - March 15th 1917 A sad tragedy was discovered in Quorn Wood on ...... cont.
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 Death of Quorn tradesman - May 1934  Death of Quorn tradesman - May 1934
Loughborough Echo - 25th May 1934 The death occurred in Loughborough Hospital on ...... cont.
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 The Ashby Volunteers - Death of the Sergeant Instructor  The Ashby Volunteers - Death of the Sergeant Instructor
Derby Mercury - 16th February 1870 It is with deep regret that we have to announce the ...... cont.
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 Mystery of Quorn Man's Death.  Mystery of Quorn Man's Death.
5th March 1925 - Loughborough Monitor and Herald Facts concerning a Quorn man who ...... cont.
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 Funeral of Mr J.A.G. Farnham - 1930  Funeral of Mr J.A.G. Farnham - 1930
Loughborough Echo - 3rd October 1930 In the Farnham Chantry, on the south side of St ...... cont.
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 Quorn Publican found drowned - 1926  Quorn Publican found drowned - 1926
Loughborough Echo - 24th December 1926 Quorn Publican found drowned. A woman ...... cont.
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 Sad death of Quorn woman - 1930  Sad death of Quorn woman - 1930
Loughborough Echo - November 28th 1930 Sad death of Quorn woman It was revealed at ...... cont.
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 Funeral of George Draper - 1925  Funeral of George Draper - 1925
Loughborough Monitor and Herald - 3rd December 1925 On Friday Mr George Draper, who ...... cont.
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 Mourning/memorial card - Joseph Gamble 1882 to 1939  Mourning/memorial card - Joseph Gamble 1882 to 1939
Mourning/memorial cards were particularly popular in Victorian times and continued well ...... cont.
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 The sad story of George and Emma Cummins, Quorn 1898  The sad story of George and Emma Cummins, Quorn 1898
The information for this story was provided by Andrew Cummins from Suffolk. His great ...... cont.
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 Quorn man killed on railway track - failed to hear workmate's warning  Quorn man killed on railway track - failed to hear workmate's warning
Loughborough Echo - 19th September 1958 A 71 years old Quorn platelayer stepped clear ...... cont.
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 Hearse/Bier made by Joseph Hand on Freehold Street – More information needed!  Hearse/Bier made by Joseph Hand on Freehold Street – More information needed!
Quorn Village On-line Museum has been approached about the hearse/bier pictured below. ...... cont.
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