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Darley Dale War Memorial

Darley Dale's War Memorial is in the Whitworth Institute Park.

Designed by W. F. Wills of Derby and made by Messrs. Robert Lehane and Company, it cost £500. The memorial was unveiled on Sunday 21st November 1920 by Colonel H. Brooke-Taylor.

Following World War II a special Remembrance Service was held to dedicate a further plaque bearing the names of the casualties of that war. It was held on Sunday 5th November 1949. Some of Darley's young men were not originally commemorated on the memorial.

Plaque on the north face, facing back to Matlock

IN GRATEFUL
MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF
DARLEY DALE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919

Memorial Plaque, north facing

Plaque on Southern side, facing Rowsley - WWI

FOR KING AND COUNTRY
1914-1919
John W. Allsop [ John William]
Arthur Attwood
Joseph Barber
William Barker [William Leopold]
Ernest Boden [Ernest Arthur]
John Boden [ John William]
Archibald Carnell
William Carter
Fred Charlesworth
Lindsey Clay [George Lindsey][1]
Clarence Coates [ Clarence Hugh]
Frank Colley[2]
Louis Crowder
George Derbyshire
Abraham Doxey [Abraham H]
Leslie Drury[1]
Charles Evans [Charles Henry]
John Evans [John Edward]
Fred Fentem [Frederick Samuel]{3]
Arthur Fielding
Harry Grey
Fred Hanson [John Frederick]
Wileman Hart [William Wileman]
Ben Hewitson
William Holden [William John]
George Holland [ George Frederick]
Henry Holmes
Thomas Holmes
Walter Houghton
Leonard Houghton
Bertram Houghton
George Hulley
Horace Lowe [Horace Wimot][1]
William A. Owen
Fred Pearson
Clifford Pope [George Clifford]
George Pratley [George Raymond]
Gilbert Preece
Thomas Pugh
Frank Reed [Francis W]
George Skinner [George William]
William Slack
John Slaney
James Salsbury Smith
Joseph Smith
Harold Smith
Sidney Smith
Alfred S. Smith [ Sidney Alfred][1]
John W. Smith
Herbert Stone [Herbert W]
Frank Taylor
Frederick Travis
George Thompson
Thomas Twyford
William P. Wagstaffe [William Perry]
Herbert Wain
George Wall, Northwood [George William]
George Wall, Riversdale
Benjamin Waterfall
John Waterfall
John W. Wilkinson [John William]
Ernest Williams [Ernest John]


[1]
Also commemorated on the Matlock War Memorial
Names on Matlock's War Memorial A - J
Names on Matlock's War Memorial K - W

[2] In 1901 George Francis (Frank) Colley was living on Matlock Bank
The transcript of his census entry is in a different part of this web site

[3] Fred Fentem is mentioned on Matlock & Matlock Bath Newspaper Cuttings, Jul 1914 - Nov 1918, 1916.

Memorial Plaque, south facing

Plaque on Western side, facing the road - WWII

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF DARLEY DALE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR
1939-1945
G Terance P. E. Allsop
Lawrence T. Bardill [Lawrence Troy]
T. Aubrey Bowler
John Briddon
Norman Clare
Bertram E. Conquest [ Bertram Edward]
Donald Derbyshire
Henry W. Derbyshire [Henry Wharton]
Peter J. H. Donelan [Peter John Henry]
Jack Fielding
T. Henry Harlow
Harry Harris
Victor Harris [Victor Randolph]
John W. Jackson
John W. Lomas [John William]
Henry R. Maddocks [Henry Riley]
Hubert R. MacLean [Hubert Reginald]
Frank Osborne
Ivan Plant
Herbert W. Ricketts [Herbert Wain]
Donald Soppitt [Donald Standish]
Harry Sheldon
Harry R. Taylor [Harry Raymond]
John Thompson[4]
Kenneth E. Toft [Kenneth Stanley]
J Alwyne Wain [ John Alwyne]
Arthur L. Wheatcroft [Arthur Leslie]
Percy Wilson [Francis Percy]
Harold Woosnam
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

[Below this is a separate plate, added in 2002]

Wilfred J. Bowler[5]


[4] Flight Sergeant Thompson's family have recently (2015) been given his wedding ring,
returned from Albania where it had been found in 1960 and kept until it could be safely returned to them.
[5] See Names Not on Matlock's Memorial


Memorial Plaque, west facing

There's also a memorial at the Whitworth Institute

Memorial, Whitworth Institute


A book, published privately, records the life of the Darley men who gave their lives for their country.
Taylor, Keith (2002), "Darley Dale Remembered Through 50 Years of War and Peace", ISBN 1 898941 79 3, Country Books, Little Longstone, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1NN
Please contact the webmistress if you want to more information

More on site information about Darley and the surrounding area
Magic Lantern Slide of St. Helens
Kelly's 1891 Directory, Darley
Derbyshire's Parishes, 1811
Pigot's 1828-9 Directory, with Matlock, Matlock Bath and Bonsall includes Darley names
Wolley Manuscripts, Matlock

Also see
Wolley Manuscripts, Derbyshire for more information about Derbyshire deeds, pedigrees, documents and wills

Joseph Whitworth - "Lives Which Hung by a Thread", a magazine article about the Whitworth Sharpshooter which now includes (Dec 2008) additional material about both Whitworth and the development of the rifle.



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