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Wartime Quorn

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 during wartime.

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.


 Dolls sale in aid of WW1  Dolls sale in aid of WW1
The White family from Rose Cottage on Loughborough Road in Quorn, were always involved in ...... cont.
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 Charles Kirbell White and Frank Cuthbert White – WW1 Quorn casualties  Charles Kirbell White and Frank Cuthbert White – WW1 Quorn casualties
Charles Kirbell White and his younger brother Frank Cuthbert White lived with their ...... cont.
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 Walter Giles – Born Quorn 1888, died 1973  Walter Giles – Born Quorn 1888, died 1973
Walter George Giles was born in Quorn in 1888. He was one of six children of George and ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 fundraising event, Saturday 26th September 1915  Quorn WW1 fundraising event, Saturday 26th September 1915
These two postcards were acquired several years ago, but it was only recently that they ...... cont.
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 WW1, Wrights factory ‘War Service’ lapel badge  WW1, Wrights factory ‘War Service’ lapel badge
During WW1 Wrights factory in Quorn was employing over 2,000 people and working round the ...... cont.
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 The 82nd Airborne in Quorn - memories from Clifford Newton  The 82nd Airborne in Quorn - memories from Clifford Newton
Clifford Newton, who was brought up in Quorn, kindly contacted Quorn Village On-line ...... cont.
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 The Ashby Volunteers - Death of the Sergeant Instructor  The Ashby Volunteers - Death of the Sergeant Instructor
Derby Mercury - 16th February 1870 It is with deep regret that we have to announce the ...... cont.
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 WW1 postcard sent to Quorn  WW1 postcard sent to Quorn
This postcard was sent during WW1 on 20th September 1915, by Bandsman Harry Rowland ...... cont.
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 Letters from Quorn Prisoner of War Camp, February/March 1946  Letters from Quorn Prisoner of War Camp, February/March 1946
Quorn POW camp was based in the grounds of Quorn House and the entrance was on Wood Lane, ...... cont.
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 Letter from Quorn Prisoner of War Camp, March 1947  Letter from Quorn Prisoner of War Camp, March 1947
Quorn POW camp was based in the grounds of Quorn House and the entrance was on Wood Lane, ...... cont.
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Total: 200 artefacts returned over 20 pages


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