The World War Memorial
Huthwaite War Efforts
A Foresters Drill Hall
Huthwaite Remembrance
WW1 Full Roll of Honour
LDV - A Home Guard
Huthwaite PoW Camp
Victory Celebrations
WW2 Full Roll of Honour
Huthwaite War Veterans
Heroic Sergt T Lee DCM
Wartime Memorabilia

Huthwaite War Memorial

WWI Memorabilia

Parents or wives of all confirmed casualties were gratefully thanked by a Buckingham Palace letter accompanying by a personalised memorial. They become commonly known as either a Death or Widows Penny, despite massive bronze weight and size measuring 12cm diameter.

Death PennyJoseph Thompson was my Great Grandfather, although we'd never get to know him except for memorabilia safely kept thereafter in Huthwaite through Elliott households.

Buckingham Palace Regt Scroll
IWGC Post IWGC Form Record Office

Edge around this bronze Victory Medal identifies 49639 PTE J.H. HALLAM ESSEX R.   These were usually only issued to those furthermore receiving a 1914 Star, plus a British War Medal fully recognising fighting service abroad.

Victory Medal

Mrs Jean Baker gifted this find, discovered among her late mothers button jar. Its unknown how Mrs Margaret Bonsor gained possession at least 50 years before, except her Bowring family had been Newcastle Street neighbours.

We'd like to pass this on to any rightful Hallam relative.

Form B104-80 Form B104-82 Form W 3038 Imperial War Graves Commission

WWII Memorabilia

A 1945 veterans certificate recognises distinguished service of Driver Arthur Stones, my mothers uncle.

Distinguished 1945

Malcolm (Mac) Clarkson got these items as a Huthwaite school boy and Sutton Road Methodist. The New Testament was an Active Service Edition, issued to comfort everyone serving in his majesties Forces. Issued Alan Smith February 1943, he gifted this memento xmas 1949 after returning to Carnarvon Grove following service on the Western Front.

New Testament1946 certificate

Printed silk ribbons were once a fashionable way of remembering any loved ones. Mrs Nicol Dale in Wales found three such bookmarks relating Huthwaite names in her antique book shop following this family dedication .Memorial Ribbon

Certificate signed by (King George VI Rex Imperiator) dates 8th June 1946, when apparently given to all school children as a memento of the nations joint efforts. The reverse side offers the following list, beneath which is room for noting any family names in memorial to their active services. Like many other local family members, the war effort made by Mac's elders was by continuing their reserved occupation.



SEP 01 Germany invaded Poland

SEP 03 Great Britain and France declared war on Germany ; the B.E.F. began to leave for France

DEC 13 Battle of the River Plate


APR 09 Germany invaded Denmark and Norway

MAY 10 Germany invaded the Low Countries

JUN 03 Evacuation from Dunkirk completed

JUN 08 British troops evacuated from Norway

JUN 11 Italy declared war on Great Britain

JUN 22 France capitulated

JUN 29 Germans occupied the Channel Isles

AUG 08 -OCT 31 German air offensive against Great Britain (Battle of Britain)

OCT 28 Italy invaded Greece

NOV 11 -12 Successful attack on the Italian Fleet in Taranto Harbour

DEC 09 -11 Italian invasion of Egypt defeated at the battle of Sidi Barrani


MAR 11 Lease-Lend Bill passed in U.S.A.

MAR 28 Battle of Cape Matapan

APR 06 Germany invaded Greece

APR 13 -DEC 09 The Siege of Tobruk

MAY 10 Formal surrender of remnants of Italian Army in Abyssinia

MAY 20 -31 Battle of Crete

MAY 17 German battleship Bismarcksunk

JUN 22 Germany invaded Russia

AUG 12 Terms of the Atlantic Charter agreed

NOV 18 British offensive launched in the Western Desert

DEC 07 Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour

DEC 08 Great Britain and United States of America declared war on Japan


FEB 15 Fall of Singapore

APR 16 George Cross awarded to Malta

OCT 23 -NOV 4. German-Italian army defeated at El Alamein

NOV 08 British and American forces landed in North Africa


JAN 31 The remnants of the 6th German Army surrendered at Stalingrad

MAY     Final victory over the U-Boats in the Atlantic

MAY 13 Axis forces in Tunisia surrendered

JUL 19 Allies invaded Sicily

SEP 03 Allies invaded Italy

SEP 08 Italy capitulated

DEC 16 Scharnhorst sunk of North Cape


JAN 22 Allied troops landed at Anzio

JUN 04 Rome captured

JUN 06 Allies landed at Normandy

JUN 13 Flying-bomb (V.1) attack on Britain started

JUN   Defeat of Japanese invasion of India

AUG 15 Paris liberated

SEP 03 Brussels liberated

SEP 08 The first rocket-bomb (V.2) fell on England

SEP 17 -26 The Battle of Arnhem

OCT 10 The Americans re-landed in the Philippines


JAN 17 Warsaw liberated

MAR 20 British recaptured Mandalay

MAR 23 British crossed the Rhine

APR 25 Opening of Conference of United Nations at San Francisco

MAY 02 German forces in Italy surrendered

MAY 03 Rangoon recaptured

MAY 09 Unconditional surrender of Germany to the Allies ratified in Berlin

JUN 10 Australian troops landed in Borneo

AUG 06 First atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima

AUG 08 Russia declared war on Japan

AUG 09 Second atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki

AUG 14 The Emperor of Japan broadcast the unconditional surrender of his country

SEP 05 British forces re-entered Singapore


05 Feb 12     by Gary Elliott       Updated 03 Jan 14