Totley War Memorial WW1 1914-1918

Totley War Memorial WW1 1914-1918

Totley War Memorial
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The Totley War Memorial is tucked away at the north side of Baslow Road between Hillfoot Road and the cottages at Lane Head. It is passed unnoticed every day by hundreds of motorists but few people walk past it and fewer still stop to read the names on the two brass plates.

Once a year on Remembrance Sunday there is a service and wreaths are layed but the names of the young men on the plaques are just that - names. Very few people know anything at all about the all too short lives of those who died. Three members of the Totley History Group External, Pauline Burnett, Jim Martin and Dorothy Prosser, decided to see what could be discovered about the ten young men who gave their lives in WW1 so that the people of Totley could be reminded that the freedom they enjoy today is thanks to them.

They are from all walks of life - from the youngest son of the family at Totley Hall to a young farm labourer. All would have had their hopes and plans and dreams for the future when they left this quiet Derbyshire village to serve their country. None of them would ever see their homes and families again.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

The Soldiers

Sec. Lt. Roy Denzil Pashley Milner
Pte. Colin Hedley Bishop
Cpl. Tom Brown Fisher
Pte. James William Green
Sgt. Herbert Allan Hill
Pte. Robert Hugh Martin
Pte. Albert Pinder
Pte. James Parker
Ptes. Charles and Bernard Turner

Family Trees

List of Surnames
List of Totley Addresses
List of Cemeteries & Memorials

Contacting Us

Dedication Ceremony Form of Service

Press Cuttings

Open Street Map External


Totley War Memorial Project Group