|Matlock & Matlock Bath : The War Memorials
|Commemorating Matlock's and Matlock Bath's War Casualties
To acknowledge the service to their country of
those who had given their lives and to help future generations
remember their sacrifice, two large war memorials were constructed
in Matlock and Matlock Bath at the end of the First War.
Memorials were also built at Scarthin and Starkholmes.
After the Second World War the names of the Casualties were added.
A smaller Memorial has
been placed on the Hall Leys in more recent times.
We will remember them
|Remembering the Dead:
||Names and further information:
|Before & during WW1:
More on site records or information
Information in the Matlock & Matlock Bath section of this website:
Vernon Lamb Archive,
A Unique Photographic Record of Matlock and District, 1910-1915,
and World War One Soldiers
The War images show soldiers in the 2/6th Sherwood Foresters, who
may have come from other parts of Derbyshire. The Regiment was
stationed at Chesterfield and then at Buxton for a short time before
- The Boer War.
It is not known if any Matlock men died during the Boer war but
some served in the Army.
See: Slater and
Brunt of Matlock Bank (John William Slater).
- Empire Day Parade, 1914
The National Reserve was formed before the First World War. The
page gives details of the Matlock men who participated in the parade
taken from a contemporary newspaper report, and some notes on joining
up and conscription elsewhere on this site.
- There is a page of newspaper
cuttings elsewhere on this site, containing details on both Matlock
and Matlock Bath and their War effort as well as some reports of
the missing or casualties. The two newspapers, The High
Peak News and The
Derbyshire Times, regularly carried very full reports about the
casualties and some local men made fairly regular contributions to
these papers. Reports also appeared in the Derbyshire Courier and the
Derby Daily Telegraph.
- Matlock Bath
Men Serving King and Country, 1914 lists some of those who enlisted
at the outbreak of war.
- Matlock Bath: Soldiers Billeted at Cromford Court in WW2
Some of those commemorated on the memorials are also remembered on
headstones or plaques in the churchyards.
- Find them in a census
1891 census transcripts | 1901
- Contributions to the Patriotic Fund, 1854
Fundraising to help the needy of the Crimean War - and the Napoleonic
Wars some fifty years before.
- Books & Other Publications
Includes details of the latest book "THE BATH AT WAR".
- Matlock Bath Today (6)
Includes a photograph of the memorial in the snow, 2010.
Elsewhere on The Andrews Pages:
Dale War Memorial
and Holloway War Memorial (also Dethick)
Redvers H. Buller's V.C.
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