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John Hartopp Holt, Butcher and Farmer, Chaddesden.
Arthur Wilfred Whittingham.
George Thomas Mills of Chaddesden.

George Thomas Mills of Chaddesden.

George Thomas Mills was the uncle of Vince Mills of Nottingham Road, Chaddesden. Vince mentioned to me that the 23rd of August 2016 would mark 100 years since George lost his life whilst fighting in France. Rita has researched the following information and added her work to a family photograph and the Next of Kin Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) supplied by Vince. A shorter version of this research also appears on the Chaddesden History Page on FaceBook. Rita’s opening article is followed by a map and reports from the War Diaries courtesy of Ancestry.co.uk

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The Wragge Brothers, Australian Pioneers.
The Smithy.
Soldiers Corner, Heinz Lindhorst.  5 Nov 1925 –  10 Oct 1946.

Soldiers Corner, Heinz Lindhorst. 5 Nov 1925 – 10 Oct 1946.

One Remembrance Day (it would be some time in the 1990s) I was with a group of people beside the cenotaph in the Nottingham Road Cemetery, Chaddesden, when I noticed a couple standing reverently over one of the German war graves. The woman was called Mary Sherratt , and the man was her husband. The grave was that of Heinz Lindhorst. When I asked them whether they had known the young soldier, Mary replied “Yes”, and then she told me this story.

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