At the remembrance parade service, two families were mentioned who have three names each on the Memorial. The ATTENBOROUGH’s These were the sons of Mr and Mrs. H A Attenborough, Druid St, Hinckley PRIVATE ARTHUR ATTENBOROUGH 9719 Killed in Action Sunday 3rd September l9l6 2ND BATTALION ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT Thiepval Memorial, France Pier and Faces … Continue reading Albert Rd War Memorial
On the memorial to men who died in the First & Second World Wars in Albert Rd Church are 3 men with the surname Bolesworth. They are Private Sydney 'Togo' Bolesworth DCM, Corporal William Bolesworth and Lance-Corporal James Bolesworth who lost their lives during the First World War. They lived at 1 Druid St where … Continue reading Bring History to Life – Private Sydney ‘Togo’ Bolesworth DCM (1889-1917)
More than 2,000 men from Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland died in Battle of the Somme. The Mercury is producing a roll of honour where the names of the casualties will be added to this online article, as well as being printed in the paper, on the anniversary of their death. The men are listed by … Continue reading Leicestershire & the Somme (part 6)
Leicestershire Somme Deaths in October 1916
Source: Gunner Alfred Hartshorn ( - 1917) - Find A Grave Photos
Attended a great talk at Hinckley Methodist Church yesterday. “Lest we Forget” Greg Drozdz told us the story of the annual Poppy Appeal and how it started. He also spoke on some of the names on the War Memorials in the Church.