War Memorial

Sawley did not have a public war memorial until the present structure at the corner of Lock Lane was unveiled in October 2006.

However, after the First World War, an ornate tablet listing ‘Sawley’s Heroic Dead’ was erected inside the church.   And two of the church bells were cast in memory of the village’s Great War dead.

And, after the Second World War, a Roll of Honour was compiled of all 574 Sawley men (plus 13 women) who’d served in 1939-1945.   Another small tablet (under the WW1 tablet) records that the electric lighting in the church was installed in memory of those who’d died in WW2.   The Memorial Hall on Draycott road was also built to honour those who’d died.


The following names are on the war memorial.   Follow the links for more information.

Norman Victor Harvey

Percy Hatton

Albert Ernest Holmes

Bertie Willis Holmes

T H Hopewell

Thomas Waiter Irons

Harold Johnson

Thomas King

George Kitching

Frederick Leivers

John William Leivars

Frederick Linnell

Frederick Maddocks

Job Marsden

Frederick Masters

Ernest William May

John Arthur Meads

Percy Mellors

Edgar Newbold

William Edward Owen

Ernest Albert Parker

William Parker

William Arthur Peters

Sidney (Sid) Poyser

Arthur Richards

William Ride

Edward Lionel Rowe

Ernest William Roper

George Roper

James William Rose

Edward Lionel Rowe

James Rudd

William Salt

Joseph Shaw

Thomas Shelton

Samuel Shepherd

James Simpson

Frederick Smith

George Smith

Harold Smith

Horace Stevens

Thomas William Stevens

George Sturgess

Bert Townsend

Leonard Townsend

Ernest Samuel Turner

John Maurice Turner

George Henry Walker

Thomas Watson

Francis William White

Arthur Williamson

William Edward Williamson

Oliver Wilmott

Leslie Winfield

Owen Turner Winfield

Henry Thomas Winfield

George Wombwell

William Woods

Herbert Wright

Walter Brooks Wright

For Long Eaton war dead see ‘World War One Record of Sacrifice

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