Like many small villages in England, World War One had a devastating effect on village life. During the Great War the village 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.

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


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

J F Ashton – John Fletcher Ashton

G Barlow – George Barlow

J W Barlow – John William Barlow

G K Benson – George Keyworth Benson

W H Blythe – Walter Holtby Blythe

F A Brackenbury – Frank Austin Brackenbury

W Brackenbury – William Brackenbury

J D Brownlow – John Dawson Brownlow

J P Cobb – James Pearce Cobb

A Fullard – Arthur Fullard

F Godfrey – Fred Godfrey

E G Hipkin – Edward Gascoigne Hipkin

T L Holmes – Thomas Lister Holmes

A E Needham – Albert Edward Needham

H Needham – Hubert Needham

G North – George North

A Parker – Albert Parker

T Pettit – Tom Pettit

G Portas – George Portas

B Schofield – Bert Schofield

F E Warburton – Fred Eric Warburton

J B Widdowson – James Bertram Widdowson

H Wilkinson – Henry Wilkinson

Click on the links for more information provided by : Nottinghamshire Great War Roll of Honour




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


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

War Memorial at Sturton Church