INDEX
Roll of Honour 2018 Roll of Honour 1920 Belper News Roll of Honour 1914 Crich Foresters 1914 Volunteers Men from Lea Mills
Men who died & War Memorials Lea Mills Postcards Wireworks Roll of Honour Butterley Co. Roll of Honour: Crich men Butterley Co. Roll of Honour : all names
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: Goodhead collection
Postcards: Gould collection Surrender of the German Fleet 1918 Music from WW1 Crich Parish Peace Celebrations King's message
Crich Baptist Roll Belgian Refugees Conscription in WW1 Diary from the Front Line 1918 by Walter Hallam Battles of Lys Offensive 1918
War Gratuity Ranks and Appointments Tea and Princess Mary tins Battle of Jutland 1916  

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.

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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