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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.


 Memories of the USA 82nd Airborne in Quorn – Looking back 76 years!  Memories of the USA 82nd Airborne in Quorn – Looking back 76 years!
Mary Totman (nee Webster) and her sister grew up in Quorn in WW2. The family had moved ...... cont.
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 William Fantham, GCR Platelayer, Quorn, killed in WW1  William Fantham, GCR Platelayer, Quorn, killed in WW1
Killed 8th May 1916 in France, aged 22 William George Fantham was the eldest of ...... cont.
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 Evacuees arrive in Quorn, 1st September 1939  Evacuees arrive in Quorn, 1st September 1939
Leicester Mercury Friday 1st September 1939 How They Came To Leicestershire ...... cont.
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 VJ Day – A Quorn man’s memento  VJ Day – A Quorn man’s memento
This framed memento of VJ Day is a representation of an American newspaper front page, ...... cont.
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 Quorn Camp 1944 - US 82nd Airborne Division  Quorn Camp 1944 - US 82nd Airborne Division
Members of the US 82nd Airborne Division, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 2nd Platoon ...... cont.
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 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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 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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Total: 340 artefacts returned over 14 pages


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