History of WWI in Duffield
Find out more about the history of WWI in Duffield and Belper by downloading our leaflet (link below) or taking a look at the following list of websites.
This list has been designed to be a starting point for local research but is not exhaustive, if anyone has further useful information that you feel should be included, we would be happy to add it, please contact email@example.com .
Duffield Library also has a number of local studies records and is a good place to start any "off-line" research.
- Duffield Remembers WWI: Leaflet PDF. Oct 2018 (PDF, 1.8 Mb)
Duffield Remembers WWI: A4 Leaflet giving more info on history of WWI in Duffield, produced for WWI Centenary event in November 2018.
Websites for further information:
The Derby and Derbyshire War Memorials Project was founded in 2004 by Chris Preston and Richard Clarke. Above is the link to the Duffield War Memorial page - every name from the war memorial has their own distinct photograph. Click on the info button to find out more about each individual serviceman and woman.
The Imperial War Museum digital memorial. Help piece together the lives of the 8 million who served, find their records, and share their stories.
Belper is remembering the town's fallen of World War One through this website and a series of ceremonies during 2014-19. This website contains detailed information about the names listed on Belper's War Memorial.
History of the Leicestershire Regiment of WWI. A picture can be seen here of 1/5th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment marching through Duffield (past the King's Head) during the second week of August, 1914.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. The above link provides more information about the Commonwealth War Graves that can be found in Duffield Cemetery, there are 9 altogether with four from the First World War.
The Nottinghamshire Heritage Gateway's historical information about the Sherwood Foresters of World War I.
The National Heritage List for England. Searching for Duffield will bring up information about listed buildings and monuments locally, including Duffield War Memorial, recently grade-2 listed.