I found this excerpt in the Derbyshire Times 5 January 1887, it is a very sad account of the inquest for John Meakin.
Mr Meakin was buried in Old Whittington churchyard, by order of the Coroner, as the parish register shows.
Although I have not researched the men who died during World War Two and who are listed on Old Whittington War Memorial on Church Street, I thought it would be timely to remember the 25 on this page today. Sadly I am unable to add the dates or where the men died at the moment.
COOKE R G
GENT W H
GIBBINS H S
JENNINGS J G
MITCHLEY G E
SWANWICK R W
WHITBREAD W H
If anybody has any photos of any of the men or any family stories about them they would like to share then please do so below in the comments box.
I found this poem trawling through the internet and although it was written in commemoration of the 1st Iraq War I thought the sentiment was quite fitting for any war.