THE DERBY AND DERBYSHIRE WAR MEMORIALS PROJECT
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Proudly sponsored by the Midlands (East) Branch of the Western Front Association

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This project was founded by Chris Preston and Richard Clarke in 2004 to record and preserve as many War Memorials in the county of Derbyshire as possible, not only to preserve the memorials themselves for posterity, but also to record the fascinating stories behind the names on those memorials. We are also working closely with the Imperial War Museum, and anything we record is being contributed to the National Inventory of War Memorials (www.ukniwm.org.uk)

We are always willing to hear about any war memorials or the stories of any servicemen from Derbyshire, if you know the location of a war memorial or if one of your Derbyshire relatives served in any conflict and you'd like to tell us more, please contact us (derbyshirewarmemorials@gmail.com)
Here you will find a small selection of some of the war memorials we have photographed in the county. We are very happy to share any photographs we have of war memorials, war graves and family headstones that we have obtained from around the county. Please drop us an email at the above address, and we will e-mail you a high resolution copy in return free of charge.

Our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/thederbyandderbyshirewarmemorialsproject/

Please see our Useful Links page, for some interesting and useful websites for military and family history research.

RECENT UPDATES

31st January 2018
Derby, Nat West Bank War Memorial added

30th January 2018
Derby, King Street Wesleyan Chapel First World War Memorial added

20th January 2018
Derby Swimming Clubs First World War Memorial added

13th January 2018
Derby, Crompton and Evans Union Bank Second World War plaque added

8th January 2018
Welcome to new member BeverleyW

Welcome to new member wastwater

19th December 2017
Welcome to new member utahkiwi

3rd December 2017
Welcome to new member Kyla50

2nd December 2017
Welcome to new members RM6G and Jamesjohnson7

1st December 2017
Chaddesden Church War Memorial Hall added

30th November 2017
Chaddesden First World War Memorial added

19th November 2017
Derby (St. John's Church Sunday School) First World War Memorial added

18th November 2017
Rosliston War Memorial added

15th November
Melbourne, 11th July 1940 Air Raid Casualties War Memorial added

12th November 2017
Welcome to new member Kathrynjowitt

Walton on Trent War Memorial added

11th November 2017
Caldwell War Memorial added

Melbourne, St. Michael With St. Mary's Church War Memorials added

6th November 2017
Castle Gresley Second World War Memorial added

5th November 2017
Castle Gresley First World War Memorial added

4th November 2017
Belper, St. Swithun's Church War Memorials added

23rd October 1917
Melbourne, St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church War Memorial added

22nd October 2017
Willington First and Second World War Memorials added

21st October 2017
Derby (St. Barnabas' Church) Korean War memorial plaque added

Melbourne war memorial added

20th October 2017
Derby (St. Barnabas' Church) First World War Memorial added

15th October 2017
Welcome to new member Beardsley1915

19th September 2017
Welcome to new member Disguntled

14th September 2017
Welcome to new member Chadshue1953

1st September 2017
Welcome to new member brianj.skinner1

28th August 2017
Welcome to new member Handyman53

27th August 2017
Derby (St. John's Church) First World War Memorial added

25th August 2017
Welcome to new member annesalisbury1

Trusley War Memorials added

13th August 2017
Welcome to new member MMelbo70

1st July 2017
Woodthorpe War Memorial added

IN MEMORIAM

In memory of Jill Goring, remembered at Whitwell. Please click here to read more about her

In memory of Drummer Thomas Wright of Ripley, killed in action in Afghanistan in June 2007. Please click here to read more about him.

Click here for the 'Soldier of the Month' for February 2009

For May 2008, please click here to view

For an archive of previous soldiers of the month, please click here


All photographs are copyright of Chris Preston unless otherwise stated