This section contains extracts and accounts
relating to Quorn in both world wars. It includes many photographs
of Quorn service men and women, information about the American 82nd
Airborne Division who were based in Quorn in WW2, transcriptions of
names from the war memorial (including when and where they died) ,and
many other pieces of interesting information relating to life in Quorn
There are also references to the Boer and Crimea wars. As with so many other towns and villages, Quorn had its quota of war heroes and tales of courage, valour and self-sacrifice which should not be forgotten.
Total: 338 artefacts returned over 34 pages
| Evacuees arrive in Quorn, 1st September 1939|
Friday 1st September 1939
How They Came To Leicestershire ...... cont.
| VJ Day – A Quorn man’s memento|
This framed memento of VJ Day is a representation of an American newspaper front page, ...... cont.
| Quorn Camp 1944 - US 82nd Airborne Division|
Members of the US 82nd Airborne Division, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 2nd Platoon ...... cont.
| Dedication of Lime Trees, Quorn, May 1952|
In May 1952 Quorn dedicated an avenue of lime trees in Stafford Orchard, planted in ...... cont.
| Air raid shelter in Quorn|
World War Two started in 1939 and continued for six years. During this time there was ...... cont.
| Home Guard, including Quorn Platoon, 1942|
This photograph of the Home Guard was taken in the garden of the Bulls Head (now the ...... cont.
| Quorn Parish Magazines – January to May 1940|
This file contains five months of St Bartholomew's Church parish magazines. The copies ...... cont.
| Quorn Parish Magazines – July to December 1939|
This file contains six months of St Bartholomew's Church parish magazines. The copies ...... cont.
| Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Charles Harold Adams|
Died 13th May 1915, aged 29
Battle of Frezenberg, Second Battle of Ypres, ...... cont.
| Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Reginald John Backhouse|
Died 9th August 1918, aged 31
Rosières, the Somme, France
A Canadian ...... cont.