Welcome to the Tutbury Book of Remembrance, dedicated to the people of the Tutbury area who died during the two World Wars; the origins of the Book can be found on the About page.
The 1st edition was published in hardcopy and on this website (free) in time for Remembrance Day 2012; the printed version was also given free to relatives of the Fallen who helped with our research and to churches, museums and schools in the area. Nearly 90 copies have been distributed -
The 1st edition of the book covered 50 Fallen from WWI, these being the 47 from the War Memorial plus W. Harry Walker from the tablet in St. Mary’s plus Alick Owen and Owen Bunting from a private Memorial in the churchyard.
It became apparent, as we were doing the research, that the number of WWI Fallen who should be included, i.e. those who died who had connections to Tutbury, was greater than those listed on the War Memorial, our starting point for the project.
The WWI research recommenced in early 2014 (2013 was taken up with the War Memorial Preservation project) to develop the 2nd Edition of the book-
If you have any information about the men listed or those in the book, or information about the War Memorial at St. Mary’s, or indeed any information you think might be useful to us then please contact us -
Rick & Jane Nuth -
Went the day well?
We died and never knew.
But, well or ill,
Freedom, we died for you.
Went the day well?
The epitaph is by the classical scholar John Maxwell Edmonds (1875–1958), and originally appeared in The Times dated 6 February 1918
When you go home,
Tell them of us and say,
"For your tomorrow,
We gave our today".
The verse is attributed to John Maxwell Edmonds (1875–1958), and is thought to have been inspired by the epitaph written by Simonides to honour the Greeks who fell at the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC. The Epitaph is carved on the memorial of the 2nd British Division in the Garrison Hill cemetery, Kohima
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