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Quorn Families and People

Apart from the famous local names such as Farnham, Warner, Cradock and Firr; this site has plenty of interesting snippets concerning village folk. You can also use the search box on the upper right hand side to look for a family surname which interests you. We would like to expand this section, so if you can supply information about your family in Quorn, we would be pleased to publish it here.


 Thomas Delarue from Quorn, 1791 to 1878  Thomas Delarue from Quorn, 1791 to 1878
Behind so many names in old Quorn records lay stories that have been lost in the passage ...... cont.
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 The Harper family of Buddon Wood House  The Harper family of Buddon Wood House
John and Harriett Harper married in 1888 and in the early 1900s the couple and their ...... cont.
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 Bull in the Hollow/Needless Inn  Bull in the Hollow/Needless Inn
The Bull in the Hollow is a well-known landmark, standing as it does on the main road ...... cont.
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 Thomas Rawlins Grammar School badge, about 1920  Thomas Rawlins Grammar School badge, about 1920
This enameled school badge shows the original crest of Thomas Rawlins Grammar School. ...... cont.
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 The wedding of Lucy Gartshore and Walter Eli Sutton, 1920  The wedding of Lucy Gartshore and Walter Eli Sutton, 1920
On 22nd May 1920, Lucy Gartshore married Walter Eli Sutton. Lucy lived at what is now 88 ...... cont.
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 Hilda and Mary Harper, Leicester Road, 27th May 1941  Hilda and Mary Harper, Leicester Road, 27th May 1941
Looking down Leicester Road from outside no 14, which is roughly where the entrance to ...... cont.
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 Nut Row, Quorn  Nut Row, Quorn
This is a rare photograph of Nut Row in Quorn, which was a row of cottages off Station ...... cont.
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 William Rodger Johnstone 1902-1990, 15 Chaveney Road  William Rodger Johnstone 1902-1990, 15 Chaveney Road
William Johnstone, his wife Mary Ellen and their children lived in Quorn for a short time ...... cont.
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 John Henry Boyer Warner, 2 September 1849 – 12 April 1891  John Henry Boyer Warner, 2 September 1849 – 12 April 1891
JHB as he was known is remembered locally for selecting ‘Quorn’ as the name for a small ...... cont.
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 Rawlins Grammar School, about 1910  Rawlins Grammar School, about 1910
Rawlins Grammar School opened in 1892 and moved to its present site in 1897. This ...... cont.
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 King William IVth pub, Leicester Road, 1930s  King William IVth pub, Leicester Road, 1930s
A rare coloured photograph of the King William IVth pub, which stood on Leicester Road, ...... cont.
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 Joyce Chamberlain, Alma Terrace, 1940s  Joyce Chamberlain, Alma Terrace, 1940s
This photograph was taken on Alma Terrace off Meeting Street. Alma Terrace was a row of ...... cont.
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 Lily and Pauline Hudson, 72 Leicester Road, 1937  Lily and Pauline Hudson, 72 Leicester Road, 1937
Frank Hudson, born in 1911, was brought up at Meadow View in Quorn, now 83 Barrow Road. ...... cont.
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 The Winterton family, Quorn  The Winterton family, Quorn
Top left John Henry Winterton, was born in Quorn in 1872 and died in 1932. He married ...... cont.
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 Harold Crossley, Quorn Fields Farm  Harold Crossley, Quorn Fields Farm
Harold Crossley was a hostler (ie he looked after the horses), employed by farmer Percy ...... cont.
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 An unidentified WW2 airman in Quorn Baptist Churchyard  An unidentified WW2 airman in Quorn Baptist Churchyard
In 1940, during WW2, the body of a young airman was found floating in the English ...... cont.
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 Three Quorn businessmen  Three Quorn businessmen
These three Quorn men are (left to right) Stan Orton, Tommy Howlett and Frank Hudson. ...... cont.
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 Quorndon - An extraordinary trout!  Quorndon - An extraordinary trout!
Loughborough Monitor - Thursday 21st December 1865 QUORNDON - TROUT EXTRAORDINARY A ...... cont.
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 The Quorn Ranch Company, North America  The Quorn Ranch Company, North America
Introduction The Quorn Ranch(e) Company was an English syndicate formed in 1886 ...... cont.
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 A Quorn football team, circa 1919  A Quorn football team, circa 1919
This photograph is a football team taken in Quorn. The player on the back row, (second ...... cont.
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 Medicine bottle from Green's chemist, Quorn  Medicine bottle from Green's chemist, Quorn
This medicine bottle came from Green's chemist on High Street, which was situated where ...... cont.
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 Edwin and Sarah Gartshore, Quorn  Edwin and Sarah Gartshore, Quorn
The first photograph is a studio portrait of Edwin Gartshore and his wife Sarah Ann ...... cont.
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 Old Quorn residents - George and Mary Gartshore  Old Quorn residents - George and Mary Gartshore
George and Mary Gartshore were born in 1830, married in 1854 and moved to Quorn in about ...... cont.
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 Gartshore family, summer fete, Stafford Orchard, 1960s  Gartshore family, summer fete, Stafford Orchard, 1960s
A summer fete on Stafford Orchard in the 1960s, with George and Olive Gartshore and their ...... cont.
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 Gartshore family, 15 High Street Quorn, 1960s  Gartshore family, 15 High Street Quorn, 1960s
The elderly couple in these photographs are George Harry Gartshore and his wife Olive, ...... cont.
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 Alfred Charles Morrison of Quorn - Pioneer of the electric milk float  Alfred Charles Morrison of Quorn - Pioneer of the electric milk float
A fascinating article about Alfred Morrison, a former village resident, who was an ...... cont.
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 Mee and Marlow family pictures  Mee and Marlow family pictures
These family photographs were kindly supplied by Valerie Roche who lives in France, but ...... cont.
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 Machine shop at M. Wright and Sons, Quorn, early 1920s  Machine shop at M. Wright and Sons, Quorn, early 1920s
In the 1920s the machines were belt driven, feeding off overhead line-shafting. As well ...... cont.
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 Civilian Bobbies on the beat in Quorn  Civilian Bobbies on the beat in Quorn
In this 2003 newspaper article held in the Quorn Parish Council Archives, Councillor Joan ...... cont.
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 Quorn Environmental Award (2000)  Quorn Environmental Award (2000)
Quorndon Parish Council won the Daily Telegraph/Calor Gas National Environmental Village ...... cont.
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 Student life at Soar House, Quorn, in the 1960s  Student life at Soar House, Quorn, in the 1960s
Paul Dilks was a student at Loughborough College of Education from 1966 to 1969 and his ...... cont.
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 Quorn Golden Jubilee Celebrations, May 2002  Quorn Golden Jubilee Celebrations, May 2002
The Quorndon Magazine had reported that for the 4th year running, the sun shone on the ...... cont.
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 Opening of Quorn Football Club new ground, 1960  Opening of Quorn Football Club new ground, 1960
Loughborough Echo, Friday, September 2nd, 1960. QUORN F.C. - NEW GROUND AND ...... cont.
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 Upset in Quorn Urban District Council!  Upset in Quorn Urban District Council!
The Illustrated Leicester Chronicle Saturday 24th April 1926 DESPICABLE ...... cont.
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 M Wright and Sons, Quorn - Centenary Celebration, 1960 - Programme  M Wright and Sons, Quorn - Centenary Celebration, 1960 - Programme
M Wright and Sons, elastic webbing manufacturers, started in Leicester in 1860 and moved ...... cont.
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 Quorn House, 1886  Quorn House, 1886
Quorn House on Meeting Street was originally known as the Over Hall and was the seat of ...... cont.
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 Retirement concert for Jack Briers,  Head of Quorn Primary School, 1971  Retirement concert for Jack Briers, Head of Quorn Primary School, 1971
These photographs were taken on the occasion of the retirement of Jack Briers, the ...... cont.
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 St Barts Primary School football team, 1959-60  St Barts Primary School football team, 1959-60
St Bartholomew’s Primary School football team, 1959-60. Teachers, left to right: Jack ...... cont.
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 Phyllis Field (nee Broom), 1917 - 2007  Phyllis Field (nee Broom), 1917 - 2007
Phyllis Broom was born at what is now 37 Farnham Street in Quorn and lived in the village ...... cont.
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 Quorn Village Event, early/mid 1950s  Quorn Village Event, early/mid 1950s
A village event in the early/mid 1950s. The gentleman holding the darts aloft is former ...... cont.
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 William Henry Norman (PC Billy Norman) 1889 to 1958  William Henry Norman (PC Billy Norman) 1889 to 1958
William Henry (Billy) Norman was born on 29th March 1889 in Oadby. After distinguished ...... cont.
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 PC Billy Norman – served in Quorn 1930 to 1944  PC Billy Norman – served in Quorn 1930 to 1944
In the 1980s and 1990s Harry Limbert, who lived in Quorn talked to a lot of the older ...... cont.
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 Quorn St Bartholomew’s Primary School, early 1950s  Quorn St Bartholomew’s Primary School, early 1950s
Taken in the early 1950s in the old primary school playground, when the school was on ...... cont.
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 Schooldays at Quorn St Bartholomew’s Primary, 1957 to 1961  Schooldays at Quorn St Bartholomew’s Primary, 1957 to 1961
John Tweedie and his twin brother Jim were at St Barts Primary during the school years ...... cont.
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 Thompson and Gamble, builders of the Cradock Drive housing development  Thompson and Gamble, builders of the Cradock Drive housing development
Who were Thompson and Gamble? Thompson and Gamble were a well-known ...... cont.
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 The QUORN Tool and Cutter Grinder  The QUORN Tool and Cutter Grinder
Since its launch in 1974, the Quorn Tool and Cutter Grinder has achieved legendary status ...... cont.
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 Quorn Baptist Church Christian Endeavour Group, early 1900s  Quorn Baptist Church Christian Endeavour Group, early 1900s
The Baptist Church in Quorn has always had a large following since they came to the ...... cont.
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 12 Freehold Street, Quorn – Shop and Off-Licence  12 Freehold Street, Quorn – Shop and Off-Licence
The first of these photographs was taken in about 1909 and shows Joseph Birkin standing ...... cont.
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 Quorn Ladies in Skegness, 1953  Quorn Ladies in Skegness, 1953
Four Quorn ladies enjoying the sunshine in ‘Skeggie’, in coronation year 1953. Only ...... cont.
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 Quorn St Bartholomew's National School, 1908/1909  Quorn St Bartholomew's National School, 1908/1909
In the first part of last century, what we know today as primary schools kept children ...... cont.
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 Robert Sutton, Quorn Family Butcher  Robert Sutton, Quorn Family Butcher
This photograph was taken on High Street in Quorn around 1920, and shows Robert and Gerty ...... cont.
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 William Freer born 1830 in Quorn, died 17th February 1887, Denbighshire  William Freer born 1830 in Quorn, died 17th February 1887, Denbighshire
William Freer was born in Quorn in 1830. By the 1850s he was a kennel man for Quorn Hunt, ...... 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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 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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