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Wartime Quorn

This section contains extracts and accounts relating to Quorn in both world wars. It includes many photographs of Quorn service men and women, information about the American 82nd Airborne Division who were based in Quorn in WW2, transcriptions of names from the war memorial (including when and where they died) ,and many other pieces of interesting information relating to life in Quorn during wartime.

There are also references to the Boer and Crimea wars. As with so many other towns and villages, Quorn had its quota of war heroes and tales of courage, valour and self-sacrifice which should not be forgotten.


 Dedication of Lime Trees, Quorn, May 1952  Dedication of Lime Trees, Quorn, May 1952
In May 1952 Quorn dedicated an avenue of lime trees in Stafford Orchard, planted in ...... cont.
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 Air raid shelter in Quorn  Air raid shelter in Quorn
World War Two started in 1939 and continued for six years. During this time there was ...... cont.
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 Home Guard, including Quorn Platoon, 1942  Home Guard, including Quorn Platoon, 1942
This photograph of the Home Guard was taken in the garden of the Bulls Head (now the ...... cont.
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 Quorn Parish Magazines – January to May 1940  Quorn Parish Magazines – January to May 1940
This file contains five months of St Bartholomew's Church parish magazines. The copies ...... cont.
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 Quorn Parish Magazines – July to December 1939  Quorn Parish Magazines – July to December 1939
This file contains six months of St Bartholomew's Church parish magazines. The copies ...... cont.
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 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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Total: 335 artefacts returned over 34 pages


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