WW1 remembrance display
In 1918, to commemorate 100 years since the end of the Great War, a display in Hathern Church paid tribute to those boys and men who died for their country and are remembered on the brass tablet in the church and the memorial in Hathern Cemetery. If you have any further details or indeed photographs of them or their families please contact Anthony White or any other member of the Hathern History Society. Where photos have already been obtained they will be placed in the wartime picture gallery on this site.
|Dedicated in December 1919 by Bishop of Peterborough. Sixteen men who died in the war.|
|Dedicated in July 1920 by General Burn-Murdoch. Two more men added at this time and two added later.|
|Joiner from Shepshed family living at Hathern Post Office. Seaforth Highlanders. Dies in January 1918.|
Joiner's assistant from Golden Square. Enlists with the Tigers in 1915 and dies at the Battle of Paschendaele in October 1917.
|Helps his father on Lounds Farm (Shepshed Road). A gunner with the Royal Artillery. Dies at Batle of Paschendaele in 1917.|
|Grocer's assistant at the Co-op. Enlists with the Tigers and dies at the Battle of Epehy in March 1918.|
|Grocer's assistant. Enlists with the Tigers and dies at Battle of Epehy April 1918.|
|From Hathern woodyard family. Marries and moves to Stockport. Dies in Battle of Paschendaele in July 1917, the oldest Hathern casualty.|
|Professional soldier from military family. Joins the Royal Lancers with his brother and sees action in S. Africa. First Hathern casualty in the Great War, September 1914.|
|Arthur a machine moulder, Walter a farm worker and John working at the Plaster Mill at Zouch. Two brothers die only days apart in September 1916, the third dies only two weeks before the end of the war.|
|Raised in Golden Square.Becomes a pit pony driver at Shirebrook colliery. Joins Sherwood Foresters and dies in March 1917.|
|Shepshed man, a gunner signaller who returns from the front but dies November 1918. Hathern girlfriend is distraught and never marries.|
|Brickyard worker from Gladstone Street. Joins the Royal Lancasters and dies in August 1918.|
|Apprentice lace draughtsman starting a family in Gladstone Street. Dies at Battle of Loos in October 1915 and never sees his baby daughter.|
| Ill-fated family on the Green. Albert returns from the war but loses brother and sister and dies in 1922.
|One of fifteen children in Golden Square family. Transfers from the Tigers to the Essex Regiment and dies in March 1918.|
|Only child in Golden Square family. Serves in Ireland before moving to the Western Front. Dies in October 1917.|
|Eldest child of large family living near the King's Arms. Marries and works at Kingston. Joins the Tigers and dies in March 1918 leaving several children. His wife dies on Armistice Day.|
|Raised in Victoria Terrace (Narrow Lane) and works at the Brickyard. .Marries Nellie and moves to Green Hill. Joins Sherwood Foresters and returns from the War but dies in 1923 leaving one daughter,|
|Raised in Narrow Lane and moves to work as a joiner in a country house in S. Leverton, Notts. Joins Sherwood Foresters and rises to tank of Sergeant. Dies in February 1917.|
|From Narrow Lane family. Becomes a painter and decorator. Joins the Tigers and dies in October 1918.|