Duffield Parish Council

Serving the people of Duffield

The Weston Centre

Clerk : Kath Gruber
The Weston Centre, Tamworth
Street, Duffield, Belper
Derbyshire DE56 4ER

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 adminassistant@duffieldparishcouncil.gov.uk .

Duffield Library also has a number of local studies records and is a good place to start any "off-line" research.

Websites for further information:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/derbyshirewarmemorials/albums/72157701248272464
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.

https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/
The Imperial War Museum digital memorial. Help piece together the lives of the 8 million who served, find their records, and share their stories.

http://belperinwartime.org/belper.html
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.

http://www.ww1tigers.com/4th5th-battalions.html
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.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/37632/duffield-cemetery/
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.

http://www.nottsheritagegateway.org.uk/people/sf.htm
The Nottinghamshire Heritage Gateway's historical information about the Sherwood Foresters of World War I.

www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list
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.