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The purpose of this blog is to remember the fallen heroes of the Great War, whose names are recorded on the memorial plaque situated in St Barnabas Church, New Whittington, Chesterfield.

To mark the centenary of World War 1 I aim to research all of the men on the memorial. I hope to ensure that the brave men who gave their lives for their country 100 years ago are remembered and each man's story told.

I would love to hear from anyone who may have information regarding the men; photos, letters or passed down memories. Any descendents are most welcome to contact me and I will provide copies of the research that I have undertaken.

"They shall not grow old, as we that are left to grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them"

For The Fallen,
Laurence Binyon September 1914.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Roll Of Honour - Tower of London - Part 2

The Roll of Honour is a list of 180 names which will be read out to remember the men who gave their lives during WW1.  Everyone is free to nominate someone here.

I am pleased to announce that the following men from the St Barnabas Memorial will have their names read out on -

3rd September 2014 at 19.25 BST -

James BENISON (BENNISON)
Arnold CALLISS
Ernest COOPER
Norman CROYSDILL (CROSSDALE / SWEETING)
Harry GREEN

5th September 2014 at 1925 BST -

Albert COX

I will post a link to the actual ceremony when I receive it from the Tower Of London.

Look out for the next batch of St Barnabas Memorial men in the coming weeks.