“At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them…” Between 1914 and 1918, over 14,000 members of the armed forces and civilians from Nottingham and Nottinghamshire lost their lives in the First World War, and families across the county still remember those lost. The Nottinghamshire WWI Roll of Honour War Memorial will be the first monument of its kind to incorporate a full list of casualties for the whole county, rather than for individual towns, villages and workplaces. Situated in the Memorial Gardens on Nottingham Victoria Embankment, close to the City of Nottingham War Memorial, the WWI Roll of Honour will provide a befitting and lasting commemoration that will be visited by generations to come.
The memorial is being commissioned by Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council, working in partnership with the seven district and borough councils: Gedling, Rushcliffe, Newark and Sherwood, Bassetlaw, Ashfield, Broxtowe and Mansfield.
A large portion of the funding needed to create this lasting legacy is already secured and the council now needs to raise the remaining £50,000, which they hope they can do through contributions from you, the public, as well as local businesses. They are well on their way to meeting the target with just over £30,000 already pledged. If you would like to honour our fallen WWI heroes and ensure that future generations remember the sacrifice made by so many, please consider supporting this memorial by donation. Donate to the Roll of Honour project via www.nosf.org.uk/roll-of-honour.html.