Year 2014 began raising four years of national awareness behind the sacrifice made by so many through the First World War. The Huthwaite-Online War Memorial Project has attempted to fully identify all names listed on the Huthwaite Cemetery Cenotaph with the aim of providing greater future remembrance.
To further honour centenary of their individual deaths, each one will be named and linked here to the page offering best remembrance based on updated research and family memorabilia. This will include some other related names, although a few from the official memorial listing have as yet, not been truly asserted.
Sad honour of being first recognised Huthwaite casualty was given 22 year old Lance Corporal 15346 Walter Slater. This Grenadier Guard was killed very early in the conflict on 29th October 1914, and several months before Huthwaite began witnessing the multiple loss of neighbourly friends in arms. They will be given remembrance in due time, so the long gap is here filled in remembrance to those that have not yet been fully identified as once holding Huthwaite links.
BAGULEY T - RILEY W - RYDER J
Please contact if you can relate the above, or for any others memorialised.
Year 2014 saw notice given that the old North Street factory is up for sale with intention for siting another new Huthwaite housing estate. It seemed the right time to reflect on the history behind that vast Huthwaite CWS built hosiery factory, and having basically covered its beginnings, it would be nice if anyone can help shed light on later company takeovers including Meritina through to final ownership by Quantum clothing.
Written 2000 Revised 2015 with continuing updates © by Gary Elliott