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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 war memorial, early 1920s  Quorn war memorial, early 1920s
The permanent Quorn War Memorial was opened in 1921. This photograph was taken shortly ...... cont.
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 Robert Hudson – The experience of an evacuee  Robert Hudson – The experience of an evacuee
In February 2017 Robert Hudson left a brief comment on one of the posts, on Quorn Village ...... cont.
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 William Edward Hallam 1898 to 1984  William Edward Hallam 1898 to 1984
William Hallam lived in Quorn at 32 Wood Lane, all his life. He fought in WW1 and was ...... cont.
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 Hidden heroes, Frank Hearn – a story of one man’s WW2  Hidden heroes, Frank Hearn – a story of one man’s WW2
Frank Hearn from Barrow Road in Quorn, was in the 64th Medium Regiment Royal Artillery ...... cont.
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 Letter from HMS Quorn during WW2  Letter from HMS Quorn during WW2
During WW2 Quorn Hunt Pony Club sent gifts and letters to the crew of HMS Quorn. The ...... cont.
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 Letter from HMS Quorn, 1941  Letter from HMS Quorn, 1941
During WW2, early in 1941, young Betty Morley from the Quorn Hunt Pony Club wrote to the ...... cont.
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 Quorn in WW2 – The girls who listened  Quorn in WW2 – The girls who listened
Beaumanor Hall at Old Woodhouse was one of the largest Y stations, or listening stations ...... cont.
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 Card from Quorn Prisoner of War Camp to Germany, 3rd June 1946  Card from Quorn Prisoner of War Camp to Germany, 3rd June 1946
Quorn POW camp was based in the grounds of Quorn House and the entrance was on Wood Lane, ...... cont.
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 Vena Grain, 1895 to 1989. Oral history interview from 1985  Vena Grain, 1895 to 1989. Oral history interview from 1985
Vena Grain was born in Leicester on 21st February 1895, and the family moved to Quorn in ...... cont.
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 Two photographs from Quorn in WW2  Two photographs from Quorn in WW2
These two photographs were taken during WW2 in 1942, in the back garden of 7 Mansfield ...... cont.
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Total: 218 artefacts returned over 22 pages


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