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Quorn WW1 Statistics – Casualties throughout the war

The pattern of war deaths of Quorn men was not spread evenly throughout the war, or throughout the months of the year. The winters were harsh and there was less fighting during the coldest months. The system of ‘Pals’ regiments, whereby local men were kept together in the same unit, also meant that casualty numbers could spike, depending on where local men were fighting. The pattern of Quorn’s 78 lost lives can be seen on the chart below, in the context of the major battles.

The worst day of the war for Quorn was the 13th May 1915, when the Leicestershire Yeomanry found themselves involved in the battle of Frezenberg, which was a stage in the Second Battle of Ypres in Belgium; a battle in which the Germans used gas for the first time. With Quorn’s long association with horses, it is not surprising that many young men from the village had joined the Leicestershire Yeomanry, which was a mounted brigade. This led to many of them being involved in the horrors of that day, resulting in seven Quorn men losing their lives. Quorn mourned the loss of Charles Harold Adams, (Matthew) Henry Hickling, John Jesson Lucas, Daniel Moore, William Moore, Frank Cuthbert White and William John Steer.

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 Submitted on: 2019-12-07
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman
 Artefact ID: 2247
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