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

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

13th June 2017
Renishaw War Memorial added

11th June 2017
Mount St. Mary's College, Spinkhill, Second World War Memorial added

Mount St. Mary's College, Spinkhill, Boer War Memorial added

8th June 2017
Mount St. Mary's College, Spinkhill, First World War Memorial added

20th May 2017
Spinkhill War Memorial updated

18th May 2017
Barlborough (St. James the Greater) Church First World War Memorial added

16th May 2017
Barlborough War Memorial added

17th April 2017
Miller's Dale War Memorial added

Taddington, St Michael and All Angels' Church War Memorial added

13th April 2017
Derby (St. Anne's Church) War Memorial added

3rd April 2017
Welcome to new member Medaler

26th March 2017
Welcome to new member Wendyholmes

25th March 2017
Stonegravels War Memorials added

3rd March 2017
Derby (St. Alkmund's Church) Second World War Memorial added

24th February 2017
Derby (St. Alkmund's Church) First World War Memorial added

19th February 2017
Welcome to new member Bryanhallam

3rd February 2017
Welcome to new member michaelgreatorex1

15th January 2017
Welcome to new member lvball

14th January 2017
Alvaston (St, Michael and All Angels) Church War Memorial added (researched and submitted by Ian Webb)

10th January 2017
Welcome to new member DanieleGarreauAurich

8th December 2016
Elvaston War Memorial added (researched and submitted by Carole Griffiths and the Elvaston Communities Group)

4th December 2016
Sutton cum Duckmanton War Memorial added

26th November 2016
Stoney Middleton War Memorial added

20th November 2016
Calver, Curbar and Froggatt War Memorial added

19th November 2016
Pilsley (near Edensor) War Memorials added

Cressbrook War Memorial added

18th November 2016
Peak Dale War Memorial added

13th November 2016
Wormhill War Memorials added

12th November 2016
Taddington War Memorial added

3rd November 2016
Matlock Bank (All Saints Church) War Memorials added

30th October 2016
Wessington War Memorial added

29th October 2016
Darley Dale War Memorial added

14th October 2016
Welcome to new member IKWebb

9th October 2016
Starkholmes War Memorial added

8th October 2016
Matlock St. Giles' Church First World War Memorial added

8th October 2016
Matlock War Memorial added

7th September 2016
Welcome to new member PeteSmith3

3rd September 2016
Swadlincote War Memorial added

29th August 2016
Ashover War Memorial added

20th August 2016
Beeley War Memorials added

12th August 2016
Rowsley War Memorial added

11th August 2016
During July 2016, the website had a total of 136,330 page views. The most popular memorials were: Belper - 229, Derby School - 214, Ripley - 208, and Belper, Somme Centenary Memorials - 161. The most visited personal pages were: Thomas Wright - 133, George Wain - 103, Frederick Johnson - 101 and Soldier of the Month May (Harold Cope) - 101.

6th August 2016
Wirksworth, Gorsey Bank, War Memorial added

6th August 2016
Carsington War Memorial added

5th August 2016
Brassington War Memorials added

25th July 2016
Mugginton (All Saints Church) plaque commemorating Lieutenant Tom Webster added (researched and submitted by Karen Haseldine)

24th July 2016
Marston Montgomery War Memorials added

17th July 2016
Somersal Herbert War Memorials added

16th July 2016
Belper 2016 Well Dressings War Memorials added

15th July 2016
Doveridge First and Second World War Memorials added

14th July 2016
Belper, Somme Centenary Memorials added

9th July 2016
Sudbury War Memorial added

9th July 2016
Welcome to new member johnreynolds3

7th July 2016
Scropton War Memorial added

2nd July 2016
Derby, St. Mary's Goods Yard War Memorial added

1st July 2016
Welcome to new member Tomojorge

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