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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.


 Quorn Wood Tragedy - Gamekeeper found shot - March 1917  Quorn Wood Tragedy - Gamekeeper found shot - March 1917
Loughborough Herald - March 15th 1917 A sad tragedy was discovered in Quorn Wood on ...... cont.
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 Food production from allotments and rabbits - WW1  Food production from allotments and rabbits - WW1
The two newspaper cuttings below reflect the efforts being made in Quorn during WW1, to ...... cont.
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 Food rationing in Quorn in WW1  Food rationing in Quorn in WW1
Loughborough Herald - 31st January 1918 Quorn News - Food Control The local Food ...... cont.
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 Quorn supporting the war effort  WW1 newspaper cuttings  Quorn supporting the war effort WW1 newspaper cuttings
The three newspaper cuttings below all come from the Quorn News section in1916 and 1917. ...... cont.
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 Quorn Voluntary Training Corps - WW1  Quorn Voluntary Training Corps - WW1
Loughborough Herald - 11th March 1915 Citizens' Training Corps A meeting was held at ...... cont.
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 Belgian Refugees' Committee - WW1  Belgian Refugees' Committee - WW1
Loughborough Herald - 10th June 1915 Belgian Refugees' Committee The subscribers to ...... cont.
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 Walter Giles  Leaving Quorn Station, WW1  Walter Giles Leaving Quorn Station, WW1
Walter Giles was born in Quorn in 1888. During WW1 he was a signaller and fought in the ...... cont.
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 Men from Quorn who died in WW1, 1914 to 1919 - Details  Men from Quorn who died in WW1, 1914 to 1919 - Details
The PDF document attached to this item provides the details, as listed below, for the 78 ...... cont.
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 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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Total: 208 artefacts returned over 21 pages


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