Gotham St Lawrence

War Memorial

First World War

The wooden memorial to those who served in the First World War stands above an altar at the south east part of the nave. On the centre raised panel are the names of those who gave their lives. These names are flanked by the names of the others who served in the war. The names in the centre panel are:

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN

BOWLEY G.
BOWLEY G.W.
BRAILSFORD H.
BROWN G.W.
CHADBURN C.
COOKE F.W.
DAKIN J.W.
DRING A.
DRING W.
FREEMAN C.L.
GILL M.
HALE C.F.
HALLAM A.
HALLAM H.
HICKLING R.W.
HOWARD H.
HUDSON F.
JESSOP E.
JESSOP G.
MALTBY G.H.
NEWELL H.
ORRIDGE O.
POWDRILL J.S.
PRICE R.
SHARP B.
SMITH D.
STRUTT H.
TOWERS S.
WODEHOUSE A.P.
CHILWELL
CHAPLIN LOUIE
TAYLOR FANNY

THEIR NAME LIVETH

The last two named, Louie Chaplin and Fanny Taylor, died in 1918 as a result of the explosion and fire at the ordnance factory at Chilwell where they worked.

Second World War

The 11 persons who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945, have been inscribed on a separate panel, located to the left of the First World War Memorial.

1939-1945

CHARLIE BOWLEY
ERNEST BOWLEY
JOHN CALLON
ROBERT ELLIOTT
STEPHEN FOX
SIDNEY HARDY
FREDERICK HUTCHINSON
WILFRED JAMES
GEORGE MALTBY
LUTHER PEPPER
ALAN SMITH

THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD
AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD