INDEX
Roll of Honour 2014 Roll of Honour 1920 Belper News Roll of Honour 1914 Men from Lea Mills War Memorials
Lea Mills Postcards Wireworks Roll of Honour Front Lines,
(memorial event November 2014)
Unknown soldiers Adverts & posters
Photo Album Medals & awards Conscientious Objectors Arthur Ludlow, Conscientious Objector Henry Smith, Conscientious Objector
Pacifist March German PoW in Crich Crich Knitting Guild Field punishments VAD hospitals
Paragraph 392 Support from home Zeppelin raid Newspaper snippets Parish map
Trench art & poetry Postcards King's message Surrender of the German Fleet 1918 Music from WW1

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 have produced a new Roll of Honour for 2014. This new Roll has 425 names, ranks, regiments and where known, 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.

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Photograph of St Mary's Church, Crich

St Mary's War Memorial, Crich

This website is complementary to the crichparish site which is concerned with news, events, history and heritage of the Crich area –

Crich Parish