World Wars

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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

On Christmas Eve 1944 at 5:45 AM a German V1 “Doodlebug” flying bomb landed and exploded at Sturton. It cam down in the fields south of Littleborough Road but was probably aimed at Sheffield.

‘A’ Company, 10th Battalion Notts. No. 2 Platoon of the Home Guard

Roll of Honour now located in the Village Hall. It was originally in the Methodist Chapel on Cross Street.

War Memorial at Sturton Church

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