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. 

Memorial brass  tablet in the church    

 Dedicated in December 1919 by Bishop of Peterborough. Sixteen men who   died in the war.

War memorial in  the  Cemetery

 Dedicated in July 1920 by General Burn-Murdoch. Two more men added at   this  time and two added later. 

John Edward Atkin

 Joiner from Shepshed family living at Hathern Post Office. Seaforth   Highlanders. Dies in January 1918. 
Ben Bott

 Joiner's assistant from Golden Square. Enlists with the Tigers in 1915 and dies   at the Battle of Paschendaele in October 1917.

James Bowley

 Helps his father on Lounds Farm (Shepshed Road). A gunner with the Royal   Artillery. Dies at Batle of Paschendaele in 1917.

Arnold Bramley

 Grocer's assistant at the Co-op. Enlists with the Tigers and dies at the Battle of   Epehy in March 1918. 

John Brooks

 Grocer's assistant. Enlists with the Tigers and dies at Battle of Epehy April   1918. 

Lewis H. Burrowes

 From Hathern woodyard family. Marries and moves to Stockport. Dies in Battle   of Paschendaele in July 1917, the oldest Hathern casualty.

Samuel Caldwell

 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.

The Hart Brothers

 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.  

Samuel Hetterley

 Raised in Golden Square.Becomes a pit pony driver at Shirebrook colliery.   Joins  Sherwood Foresters and dies in March 1917. 

Hugh Mills

 Shepshed man, a gunner signaller who returns from the front but dies   November 1918. Hathern girlfriend is distraught and never marries.

Harry Monk 

 Brickyard worker from Gladstone Street. Joins the Royal Lancasters and dies   in   August 1918.

John Monk

 Apprentice lace draughtsman starting a family in Gladstone Street. Dies at       Battle  of Loos in October 1915 and never sees his baby daughter.  

Albert Moody

 Ill-fated family on the Green. Albert returns from the war but loses brother and   sister and dies in 1922. 

Robert Spencer

 One of fifteen children in Golden Square family. Transfers from the Tigers to the   Essex Regiment and dies in March 1918. 

Bernard Sutton

 Only child in Golden Square family. Serves in Ireland before moving to the   Western Front. Dies in October 1917. 

John  Thompson

 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. 

Everard  Warren

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,

Herbert Widdowson

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. 

Percy Widdowson

From Narrow Lane family. Becomes a painter and decorator. Joins the Tigers  and dies in October 1918. 


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