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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.


 Discovery of a WW2 US 82nd Airborne ID tag in Quorn  Discovery of a WW2 US 82nd Airborne ID tag in Quorn
A US Army Identification Plate for Robert M Robinson found in a garden Quorn In ...... cont.
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 Letter from a Quorn Prisoner of War, 1st December 1947  Letter from a Quorn Prisoner of War, 1st December 1947
Early in 1943, the Quorn House stable block and several acres of park land were ...... cont.
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 Quorn House Civil Defence Convalescent Home, WW2  Quorn House Civil Defence Convalescent Home, WW2
In World War Two Quorn House was loaned to be used as a Civil Defence convalescent home. ...... cont.
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 A letter from Quorn Parish Council regarding the US 82nd Airborne Division  A letter from Quorn Parish Council regarding the US 82nd Airborne Division
Below is a letter from the Quorn Parish Council, dated 20th September 1944 and addressed ...... cont.
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 Quorn D-Day 80th Commemoration - 2024  Quorn D-Day 80th Commemoration - 2024
In 2023 Quorn Local History Group created a project fund to assist groups or individuals ...... cont.
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 A Tribute to the American Paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne, 3rd May 1952  A Tribute to the American Paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne, 3rd May 1952
Quorn Local History Group encourage members to take on projects and to research areas of ...... cont.
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 US 82nd Airborne 505th Division Company B  US 82nd Airborne 505th Division Company B
Company B of the US 82nd Airborne 505th Division taken at Fort Bragg, North Carolina in ...... cont.
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 Dedication of Lime Trees, 3rd May 1952  Dedication of Lime Trees, 3rd May 1952
A poster advertising the dedication of an avenue of lime trees in Stafford Orchard, in ...... cont.
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 The WW2 ‘kids’ from Freehold Street, Quorn  The WW2 ‘kids’ from Freehold Street, Quorn
Taken in the early 2000s (probably about 2007), this is a photograph of some of the ...... cont.
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 Evacuated to Quorn 1941  Evacuated to Quorn 1941
In 1941, five year old Jackie Lee (then known as Bessie Pearce) and her sister Heather ...... cont.
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Total: 360 artefacts returned over 36 pages


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