This site is about those men and women from the Parish of Crich who served during the great War. The purpose of these records is to ensure that they are much more than "just a name" on a Roll of Honour.
The original 1920 Roll of Honour in St Mary's Church, Crich had 395 names. We discovered many omissions and errors on this Roll and a Roll of Honour was produced for 2014. This 2014 Roll had 425 names, ranks, regiments and where known, photographs. Subsequently more names, photographs and regimental details were discovered. A new 2018 Roll has been created to replace the 2014 Roll having 467 names and 325 photographs.
Crich Parish consists of the villages of Crich, Whatstandwell and Fritchley. It also includes the 'hamlets' of Crich Carr, Wheatcroft, Wakebridge, Coddington, Bullbridge, Moorwood Moor and Plaistow Green. Some of the people involved lived outside the parish but had strong connections with Crich Parish and have been included in the records.
These records commemorate all those who served in the 1914–1918 War. Some of the men returned whilst others lost their lives in the conflict. Many of the men returned wounded, ill or mentally damaged.
Also included are the men from Lea Mills who served in the Great War. Some of these men were from the parish but many were from nearby villages and hamlets. Lea Mills was a major employer of the men and women of the Crich area
This is work in progress. Please feel free to contact us and add further information or add corrections. It is hoped to complete it during the 2014–2018 centenary of WW1.
This research was supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
This website is complementary to the crichparish site which is concerned with news, events, history and heritage of the Crich area –