Learn more about First World War soldier, Sergeant William Henry Johnson — a Manton miner who won the Victoria Cross for bravery shown in the field on 3rd October 1918 at a heritage talk at Worksop Library on Thursday 13th September from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.
This is a Heritage Open Days event and tickets are free — please obtain them in advance from Worksop Library (0115 8044373) or go to the What’s on section of the Inspire website to book online, www.inspireculture.org.uk.
Following the talk, explore the library’s First World War exhibition and chat to Robert Ilett and Charles Emsen about their local research and resources for researching military ancestors.
A First World War exhibition — 1918: Worksop Men Remembered — will be open at Worksop Library from 12th September to 12th November.
This free exhibition marks the centenary of the end of the First World War and remembers the contribution of servicemen from Worksop and district. Information and photographs from the library’s local studies collection tell the stories of local men who lost their lives during 1918 battles, and men awarded for bravery — including Worksop’s Victoria Cross recipient, Sergeant William Henry Johnson.
Documents and artefacts relating to Sergeant Johnson, kindly loaned by Bassetlaw District Council, will also be on display.