We Will Remember Them - A Memorial to those from Repton, Milton, Foremarke and Ingleby who fell in World War One
Published by the Repton Village History Group, 30 pages. A5 size Booklet (N5348)
From the foreword: The obvious place for me to start my research was with the 36 men named on the war memorial at Repton. Then I realised that it included men listed on the memorials in the villages of Foremarke and Ingleby, but not all of them. In addition I found men mentioned in the Village Parish Magazines of the time and in other sources who are not on any of the memorials. Although it turned out that some of these men did not die as a result of the war, and some were not from Repton or the neighbouring villages, in all I have identified 43 local soldiers who did die in WWI.
For some men, it has proved very hard to work out their local connection and for one or two it has been difficult to be absolutely sure we have tracked down the right man. For them, research continues and I am indebted to Janine Appleby for her help and support in this.
In addition, the present Vicar, Rev. Martin Flowerdew, noted a number of graves in the churchyard bearing the names of other servicemen who died in the war and he also identified a number of men of appropriate age who had died during the war years. In fact, they either did not die as a result of the fighting or had no real local connection. It was not uncommon for soldiers to be remembered on their Grandparents graves.
There is no way that this booklet can portray the horrors of the warfare that these men and their surviving comrades endured. Most of them will have known each other and many will have been classmates at school. They were mostly very young but from a range of backgrounds. Some were real lads, in a bit of trouble from time to time and not always in school. Some were living with step parents, grandparents or other relatives. A few were married with young children and some had gone on to start professional careers. One or two had emigrated to Canada or Australia.
What was it that enabled them to endure the conditions of the battles such as those at Arras, the Somme or the Ypres Salient? This booklet attempts to remember them as people with promising lives cut short by their sacrifice for our freedom.
Contents include: Foreword, Repton at war, The Repton Memorial, The Ingleby Memorial, The Foremarke Memorial, Other Soldiers, Acknowledgements
Condition of the booklet is generally very good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs but is clean and bright, the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Their is a small price sticker on the rear side cover