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.
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.
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
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?