Forty four names appear on the Collingham War Memorials in St John the Baptist Church and All Saints Church. The 43 men and one woman (Sister Elisabeth Hunt) were from all walks of life. Some had strong connections to Collingham and Brough, others less so. The profiles are an attempt to provide some background - domestic and military - to their lives.
Our main sources have been:
- Ancestry.co.uk for census returns, family trees and military service histories. This website is free to use for members of Inspire Nottinghamshire Libraries
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for grave and burial details
- East Trent Genealogy database of East Trent Benefice births, deaths and marriages registers
- Nottinghamshire in the Great War Roll of Honour database
- The Long, Long Trail website on the history of the Great War
- Trevor Frecknall's book 'Collingham and District in The Great War' published 2015 (available to borrow from Collingham Library)
- Newark Library Local Studies Section for regimental histories of local battalions such as the Sherwood Foresters and the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry
- Collingham and District Local History Society archives, Jubilee Room, Swinderby Road, Collingham.
- Individual families who have provided information about their relatives.
Please contact us if you have any further information or have spotted an error.