Remembering today… Cecil Wilson

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17 year old Cecil Wilson, who lied about his age and enlisted in Kitcheners New Army. He had just turned 18 when he died on 25 January 1915.

Read his story here.

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Honour for local Vice-Admiral

Peter Hudson NATO

From the Derbyshire Times this week …..

Vice Admiral Peter Hudson C.B.E., from Mastin Moor, has been awarded the Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) in the New Year’s honours list.

The Vice-Admiral is a supporter of the Staveley Armed Forces and Veterans weekend and will be attending the 2015 event at Poolsbrook Country Park.

The Gallipoli Campaign

GallipoliNational commemorations to remember the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign will begin on 25th April 2015: Anzac Day. One of the major engagements of the First World War, it involved more than 400,000 British, over 40,000 French and around 140,000 Commonwealth and Irish servicemen.

The 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby) Regiment landed at Gallipoli in July 1915 and the “Staveley Remembers” team are planning to commemorate those local men who took part with a special centenary exhibition at the Staveley Armed Forces and Veterans event in July this year.

7 men of the 9th Battalion, who died during the campaign are named on the Parish Memorial along with at least a further 6 men who served in other regiments. Many more served, and returned. If you have any information or photographs about any local men who were involved, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us here.

2000 visits!

websiteIn the two months since the “Staveley Remembers” website was launched, we have had over 2000 visitors.

Whether you’re a resident interested in your local area, a family historian looking for relatives in your family tree, someone with an interest in military matters or someone with connections to the armed forces – we’d love to hear from you. Can you help us to add to the information on the site? Were you related to any of the men named on the memorial? Would you like to be involved in our events and projects? If so, please contact us

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