Memorials to Chaddesden Men – World War 1

The 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War will be marked nationally and internationally in 2014.  It claimed the lives of over 16 million people across the globe and touched almost everyone’s life in some way or other.  It changed the lives of those who were living in Chaddesden.  According to the 1911 census 307 males and 279 females were living in Chaddesden at this time.  It was typical of many areas in England. As part of this commemoration, Chaddesden Historical Group would like to record the lives of those living in Chaddesden at this time.  The latest information can be found on their website

Details of those who lost their lives are recorded on the two war memorials shown below, but they are not the same names.  Why?

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War Memorial War Memorial

Chaddesden Memorial Hall Chaddesden Memorial Hall

There are two memorials in Chaddesden, the War Memorial and the plaques on the front of the Memorial Hall. Further information on some of the men mentioned can be obtained by accessing the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Site. An example is William Henry Downing who died aged 23 on 25/08/1917. He was the son of Richard and Rose Isabell Downing of 33 Meadow Lane Chaddesden.

Included in these memorials are 3 of the sons of the late Rev Francis E Wilmot M.A. vicar of Chaddesden and his wife Katherine.

Thomas Norbury Wilmot (Captain) who died aged 20 on 25/08/1916

Henry Cecil Wilmot (Private) who died aged 26 on 23/07/1917

Robert Coningsby Wilmot (Captain) who died aged 31 on 29/10/1917.

There are also memorials to these men in Worcester, the Worcester King's School World War 1 War Memorial and Worcester Cathedral, King's School Cloister Window - War Memorial.

Commemorating the Men of Nottingham Road – World War 1

This memorial is now in Nottingham Road Cemetery, previously it was on Nottingham Road, opposite St Marks Road.

Nottingham Road Memorial Nottingham Road Memorial Nottingham Road Memorial

Memorials to Chaddesden Men - World War 2

Details of those who served during World War II can be found on the Chaddesden Jubilee Club Roll of Honour and St Mary's Church Roll of Service. Please click on the appropiate picture to view details of these records.