World War I
There is very little recorded about Desford during the First World War. Many of the families can be reconstructed from information in the 1911 census. The soldiers who died have been researched and a book written*. The names on the Roll of Honour have yet to be researched.
The names of some men appear on more than one memorial in local villages, depending where their relatives lived.
There are 56 names on the memorial at Desford Boys School but they came from families scattered all over the country and, as far as we know, only two have been researched.
Desford Boys School War Memorial
If anyone can provide information about any of these men and their families, please let us know.
Desford War Memorial
Botcheston War Memorial
*Not Forgotten by Newbold Verdon & Desford & District History Groups
Elsie May Dearest by Sally Prytherch (re George Hartell)