Swepstone and Snarestone

World War 1 Casualties.

 

Following the sad passing of Jim Clamp, the family came across some fascinating memories of some of our local men who lost their lives in the first World War. These, we believe, are cards which were used in the Church services following news of the soldiers losses, which give an insight into our village 100 years ago.

Please forgive the quality, as published they are poorer than the original scans, however, they can still be read.

Click on each name, and then use your 'back' button to return.

 

My thanks once again to both the Clamps and O'Grady's for offering these to the website for all to share.

 

Corporal J.W. Redfern (Our First loss)

 

Private James Watts (our Second Loss)

 

Private Frederick Thomas Pare (Our 4th Loss)

 

Private William Turner "Billy" (Our 5th Loss)

 

Private Joseph Glover (Our 8th Loss)

 

Corpl J. Ridgway (Our 9th Loss)

 

Private Sam Tilson (Our 10th Loss)

 

Private Thomas Henry Hughes (Our 12th loss)

 

To celebrate the 100th anniversary, the "Lest We Forget" Books were launched on Monday 28th July.

The books are on sale to the public at The Palace, Project 57 in Ibstock, Ashby Museum and eventually Measham museum. All proceeds are being split between the Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes.