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Remembrance Day 2014

Images from the Ridgeway Village Hall Display on the Centenary of the First World War

Editor's Note: These images cannot completely describe the involvement of the many Ridgeway Servicemen and Women during the First and Second World Wars, and in other conflicts. However, it is hoped that the material presented here will help to aid our understanding of the vital contributions that they made.

 

Prior to the outbreak of the First World War

Men from Ridgeway volunteered to join the Derbyshire Imperial Yeomanry, which was a reserve cavalry force. Each year, they and their horses attended camps to carry out training which was to be of considerable value in the war years to come:

 

James Fisher and Jess

Frank Marsh, Arthur Fisher, Chris Marsh, Sam Marsh

Frank Marsh, Wilf Butterley, James Fisher, Sam Marsh, Arthur Fisher

From Frank Fisher's Collection

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During the First World War

 

Mail from The Front

Walter Barker in uniform

Postcard from Walter Barker to his brother

From David Dennis's Collection

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Ida Barker - Ridgeway Postwoman 1914-18

Postcard from France

Postcard from France

From David Dennis's Collection

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15469 Private Sybray Barker

Killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1st July 1916

 

Although Sybray's name appears on his parents' grave at St John's Parish Church, he is in fact buried at Lonsdale Cemetery, Athuille, France.

From Sandra Smith's Collection

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Christopher Marsh

Killed in France, 23 April 1917

 

Medallion to Christopher on family gravestone in St Johnís Churchyard

From Frank Fisher's Collection

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Francis Donald Fisher

WW1 RFC Pilot/Observer

 Euart Nicholson

Post card from Euart Nicholson

(Notes by Frank Fisher)

From Frank Fisher's Collection

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Article written by Stephen Fidler in FT Magazine

From Lesley Brown's Collection

 

J G J Hutton (1915)

From Tony Rippon's Collection

 

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The War Memorial for 1914-18

 

 

The Proposal (1)

 

The Proposal (2)

From Frank Fisher's Collection

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Subscribers to the Memorial Fund (1)

 

Subscribers to the Memorial Fund (2)

From Frank Fisher's Collection

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Unveiling Ceremony (1)

 

Unveiling Ceremony (2)

From Frank Fisher's Collection

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During the Second World War

 

Stanley (Peter) Slater

Benjamin (Peter) Clegg

Ivor Barker

 

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Returning Home

 

 

Dinner organised by the Ridgeway Welcome Home Committee (1)

 

Dinner organised by the Ridgeway Welcome Home Committee (2)

From Geoff Bennett's Collection

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The War Memorial for 1939-45

 

 

Unveiling Ceremony (1)

 

Unveiling Ceremony (2)

From Frank Fisher's Collection

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Those Killed in Action

 

 

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The 1980's

 

   

 

Removal of the Cenotaph

 

From Frank Fisher's Collection

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2014 - The Centenary

 

   

 

A poppy planted at Mons for the Men of Ridgeway Village

 

 

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