The war memorial in Riversley Park, Nuneaton. The two guns either side were taken away in the early 1940's to aid the scrap drive. (Alan Cook collection)
Second Lieutenant Cecil Leonard Knox VC (1889-1943)
Second Lieutenant Cecil Leonard Knox (1889-1943) receives his Victoria Cross from King George V. (The Knox Family Collection)
Second Lieutenant Knox flanked by two recipients of the Victoria Cross that day. (The Knox Family Archive)
Second Lieutenant Knox's medals today.
(The Knox Family Archive)
Second Lieutenant Knox's Report of the Action that won him the Victoria Cross (Knox Family Archives)
The replacement bridge which Second Lieutenant Knox blew. His daughter Kate visits the secene of his daring exploit. (The Knox Family Archive)
The Victor recorded the action of Second Lieutenant Knox as he gallantly blew the bridge under German fire. (Knox Family Archive)
IN MEMORY OF NUNEATON & NORTH WARWICKSHIRE'S GALLANT SOLDIERS
Alice May Carter (1894-1959) of Attleborough with her boyfriend whose identity is unknown, and was killed in the First World War. May never married.
This photograph came from the Chilvers Coton Mallabone family album and suggests soldier(s) who in some way were connected with the Nuneaton area. We have no information other than this. Someone familiar with Regimental insignia might recognise the cap badge. (Lynn Wilkes collection)
William Mallabone (Lynn Wilkes)
An unknown group "D Section" 1st Brigade including we think men from or billeted at Nuneaton in camp at Salisbury. Can anyone recognise the men? (Lynn Wilkes)
Soldiers with Bedworth connections. Can anyone identify them? (Gary Moore collection)
A Bedworth soldier (believed to be named Beddowes) (Gary Moore Collection)
The 10th Gloucester Stretcher Bearers (possible Bedworth connections) (Gary Moore Collection)
WW1 soldiers with Bedworth connections. (Gary Moore Connection)
Poss Burt 10 Gloucs. Stretcher Bearers with a Bedworth connection? (Gary Moore)
Does anyone recognise these fine chaps. Probably Attleborough men.
Weddington Hall was converted into a military hospital during WW1 and operated from 1916-1919 - A huge archive of photos and memorabilia has been donated to Nuneaton Local History group by Mr. Peter Chater, the owner of the archive. This a very small part of the collection. It is also a memorial to Mrs. M.M.M. Fowler OBE who was Commandant at the Hospital.
Wounded soldiers in the beautiful gardens that once surrounded Weddington Hall. With the Atherstone Hunt.
The Red Cross Hospital at Weddington Hall for wounded soldiers. (Lynn Wilkes Collection) (see also Weddington Hall)
William Harold Moore (Nuneaton)
William Beasley VC
WE COMMEMORATE THE VISIT OF THE LANCS, DUBS and ROYALS TO NUNEATON Prior to Gallipoli, 1915. 3000 soldiers billeted on the households of Nuneaton for two months.
The 2nd Royal Fusiliers at Stockingford before travelling to Galipolli in 1916. They had previously been stationed in India. they were billeted on local families for a couple of months before joining the Gallipoli expedition. (David Fordham)
The 2nd Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers who were billeted at Stockingford in January 1916 before being despatched in March 1916 to Gallipoli. Many did not return to the UK. (David Fordham Collection)
Reuben Kimberley (1887-1916) (left) killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme 1st July 1916. 1/7th Royal Warwickshire Regiment who left for France March 1915. He lived in Wooton Street, Bedworth.
(Damien Kimberley Curator - Research & Information, Culture, Coventry)