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Barrowby's wartime heroes

The names on Barrowby's war memorial record the men who died in the First and Second World Wars.

The Imperial War Museum records for Barrowby's war memorials are online:

The First World War memorial cost 350 in 1919. The money was raised by public subscription. (Cryer 1979 p15)

In the church are two ringbinders (one for each war) with details of the men's lives.

A third ringbinder contains recollections of living in Barrowby during the Second World War, such as:-

    'Prisoners of War... came to work on the farm. There were Germans and Italians in civilian clothing. I remember one tall Italian man, dark hair, dark eyes, who always wore his Italian Navy hat!

    Everybody seemed to get on well together and everyone was polite and well mannered.

    Many German prisoners settled in England after the war. We also had what were called D.P.s – Displaced Persons. Today they would probably be called refugees. I remember a Ukranian man – he settled in Great Gonerby.'

    Muriel Arnold

For copyright reasons it is not possible to put these documents online. However if you would like copies of the three PDF files for personal research then please email me:– bobtrubs@indigogroup.co.uk.

Grateful thanks to Kate Waghorn for sharing these files.

See also Barrowby Memorial Hall.

If you think I've got something wrong – or can add additional information or photographs – then please email me:– bobtrubs@indigogroup.co.uk.

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