Unexamined Lives

The story of the 20th century as lived by residents in the Derbyshire village of Borrowash


Virtual War Memorial

The dead of World War One are commemorated on three War Memorials in the village:.

  • The Ockbrook and Borrowash War Memorial, situated on Victoria Avenue between the two villages, has four faces which list 82 local people (81 men and one woman) who died in World War One.
  • The Memorial inside the Borrowash Methodist Church on Derby Road commemorates 24 people. One of these is not listed on the main Memorial.
  • The Memorial from the now-closed Primitive Methodist chapel in Victoria Avenue is now located in the Derby Road church and commemorates 12 people. Three of these are not listed on the main Memorial.

Click on a name to view details of his or her life and death.

Frederick A H Baddeley William Barber James Barber
Nathaniel Beedham Samuel E Blackshaw John R Bosworth
David Brindley Reginald Brooks William V Brooks
Herbert Brooks Samuel Brown Frederick Butler
James Clifford Maurice S Connor Thomas H Danvers
J Davies Walter S Day John Dyche
James Elliott John A Fitchett Frederick Frearson
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