To those Old Derbeians who fell in The Great War 1914 – 1918

C S Ayre
B M Badcock
E A Bassano
R V Beare
K Bemrose
R H Bemrose M.C.
L V Bennett
A F Bentley
H C Bernard
G W Brown
C J Cadman M.C.
A Chaplin
W G Christian
J F C Clarke
W C Conley M.C.
W H C Cooke
R H Coxon
V A B Cranwill M.C.
D A L Derry
R F Domleo
R I Doncaster
B V R Domnman
T J Duesbury
T C M Edwards
W E Else

A C T Frith
A C Fry
B D F Goldie
R G Gratton
H J Graves M.C.
C E Hardy
P P Harrison
J Hunter
J Kershaw
H B Lynch
H C Melville
N H V Mills
G B Moon
R A Moon M.C.
F F Munro
C H Nicholson
A W B Orr
C A Orton
L C Palmer

F C Player
R W K Reid
F S Riches
R A Roe
T E F Russell
H W Sargent
C D Scott
G S Shannon M.C.
C S Smith M.C.
M W A Smith
S C Smith
G S Sowter
U H E Sowter
K C Steven
A Stone
F D Stones M.C.
G C Stones
J C Swindell
C C H Tripp D.S.O.
E R Wilmhurst
G D Wilson
W J Wilson


L V Andrews
D W Arkwright
C P Bailie
R B Basford
L T Bishop
N Blake
J C Bradley
P E Butterworth
G A Cockayne
G Cornish
J A G Cruikshank
P M Davies
D S Fletcher
D W Glass

S Grundy
P Haldenby
E E Hives
S Hodgkinson
G E Holland
E Holmes
C F Kirby
H B Mitton
K P Mitton
A I T Moir
H P D Morgan
A S Morley
W H Pannell
T R Paxton
K R J Pennington
C D Pritchard
F H Ridley
R Grimshaw

R J Riley
A J Roberts
G J Robinson
P W Sanford
J W Sankey
N B Scott
M S Smith
B W Stalvies
L D Stratford
L C Thornton
M W Unsworth
M F Weir
J L Whittingham
J Willatt
J A Williamson
J G M Young

“At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them”

Derby School War Memorial

In association with the national decision to officially recognise the centenary of the commencement of World War One on August 4th, 2014 the OD Society formally agreed to look into the creation of an official record of all the names that had been engraved onto their War Memorial. Everyone who was at Derby School from 1921 until 1966 will know was at the St. Helen’s House site on King Street in Derby; then from 1966 until the early 1900’s was at the Moorway Lane, Littleover new school site; and then because Derby School was closed down it was agreed to reinstall the War Memorial / Obelisk in the early 1900’s back at its original site in front of St. Helen’s House if somewhat 17 yards (15 metres) further north.

This research was conducted by three Old Derbeians and took almost 18 months to complete as for World War One (WWI) there were 69 names and for WWII there were 48 names, a total of 117 names in total. Fortunately the Internet alongside copies of The Derbeian plus local press reports and also the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) came to our aid and a complete set of detailed records (rank and service number, each regimental, corps or which of the three armed services, plus details of where buried or how their names were officially recorded on which memorial were collected. This is formally recorded into three separate volumes – one volume for WWI, another for WWII plus a third volume detailing additional facts. Proposals are in hand to create a master electronic version on a DVD.

Two interesting facts:

That the Imperial War Museum (IWM) based in London has also made a formal record in their National Register of War Memorials of the OD Society’s War Memorial and have created record number 14198; that with the co-operation of the Derby and Derbyshire War Memorials Project they have kindly created a ‘Derby School’ site within their huge collection. This site is particularly interesting as they now show details of just over 3,000 different sites within the county of Derbyshire.

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