The Villages during wartime

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The Villages during wartime 2016-10-13T12:18:44+00:00

Never forget.

Like many small villages in England, World War One had a devastating effect on village life. During the Great War the district lost 30% of its young men who were killed in action. They are still remembered in the annual remembrance day ceremony at Sturton Church where a large memorial stands.

War memorial at Sturton Church, it list the names of those who gave their lives in both World Wars.


See: Nottinghamshire Great War Roll of Honour


Local art work by an unknown artist in memory of those who served in WWI

Both of these plaques are now located in Sturton Village Hall, they were previously hung in the Methodist Chapel on Cross Street that has now been converted to a House.

Remembrance plaque from WWI

Wherever possible we have located the Commonwealth War Grave of those who gave their lives. If you have any details of those we cannot find please let us know:

Pvt. Hubert Needham 
Pvt. Albert Needham
Pvt. George Barlow
Sapper John Barlow
Pvt. George Portas
Pvt. Pearce Cobb
Pvt. Arthur Fullard
Pvt. Edward Hipkin
Pvt. Tom Holmes
Pvt. Albert Schofield
Pvt. Fred Godfrey
Sec. Lieu. Fred Warburton
Pvt. John Ashton
Pvt. Tom Pettit
Pvt. Albert Widdowson
Pvt Walter Blythe
Pvt. George Benson





‘A’ Company, 10th Battalion Notts the Home Guard

No2 Platoon Home Guard

‘A’ Company, 10th Battalion Notts. No. 2 Platoon of the Home Guard  Sturton Le Steeple Ward.Walkeringham, Beckingham, Saundby, Wheatley, West Burton, Bole, Fountain Hill and Sturton le Steeple.

Sturton men listed are:

Cox, C A  TYEK/73/1 Pte 
Kettleborough, A ROGW/78/2 Sgt
Pickering, M ROGZ/60/1 Pte 
Ratcliffe, G ROGW/39/1 Pte 
Stancer, G T ROGW/75/3 Pte 
Stothard, C P ROGW/58/1 Pte
Templeman, J ROGK/33/1 Pte 
Temporal, K ROGW/136/5 Pte 
Please let us know if you recognise any of the platoon on the photograph above!



On Christmas Eve 1944 at 5:45 AM a German V1 “Doodlebug”  flying bomb landed and exploded at Sturton

  • does anyone know where exactly?
German V1 flying bomb - "Doodlebug"

German V1 flying bomb – “Doodlebug”

One Comment

  1. Steve 25th October 2012 at 12:41 am - Reply

    We are looking for stories, information and photographs from both World wars about life in the area. Please contact the PC or via this post if you would like to contribute.


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