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War Graves




The churchyard at St John's Carrington is the final resting place for 12 servicemen from the First World War era and is listed with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Brief biographies of the men are provided below. Additional resources can be obtained by clicking on each name or consulting our supplementary guide.

William Henry Barker

Private, 18th Provisional Royal Defence Corps

  • Enlisted in Nottingham, Barker died aged 60 on 17 November 1916.


Ernest Lambert Cookson

Lance Bombardier, D Battery, 82nd Brigade Royal Field Artillery 

  •  Died 22nd April 1918. 


Clifford Henry Dutton 

Stoker 1st Class, HMS Dartmouth Royal Navy

  • Dutton came from Pontypridd, Glamorgan in Wales. He died from cancer in a Royal Navy hospital in Portsmouth on 8 October 1917, after having served in a variety of different locations between 1915 and 1917. It is unclear why he was buried in Nottingham.


William Fisher

Private, 15th Battalion The Prince of Wales’s Own West Yorkshire Regiment

  • Born in a large family of 11 children, Fisher grew up at 29a North Gate in New Basford. Married to Florence Mary Raynor, he was captured abroad and repatriated to die in Carrington Military Hospital on 28 April 1919, aged 36. His brother, the Private George Arthur Fisher, 6th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, also died in service and was buried at Ypres in Belgium.


Guy Clement Edgar Granger

Private, Labour Corps

  • Granger was born in Hucknall and was married to Ethel May Heathcote from Derbyshire. After dying from dementia on 23 May 1918 at the age of 41, his widow moved with their two children to 39 Hall Street in Sherwood.


Alfred Hallam

Lance Corporal, 1st Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps

  • Originally from Sneinton, Hallam died on 17 August 1915 at age 31. He lived a 10 Sherbrooke Terrace, Sherbrooke Road, in Carrington with his wife Nellie.


William Frank Howett

Second Lieutenant, Royal Air Force

  • Born in West Bridgford, Howett died aged 19 on 17 December 1918 whilst flying near Frieston, Lincolnshire, in an RAF Sopwith Camel airplane. At the time of his death, his widowed mother lived at 25 Zulla Road in Mapperley Park.


Edgar Mayfield

Lance Corporal, Cheshire Regiment 

  • Originally from Nottingham, Mayfield died on 9 December 1916 at age 34. He lived at 18 Babworth Street in Carrington with his wife Nellie.


Thomas Charles Miller

Sapper, Postal Section Royal Engineers

  • Miller was born in Nottingham and lived first at 23 St Albans Road and later 71 Melrose Street in Sherwood with his wife Florence and their two sons. He died in a military hospital aged 38, on 7 May 1918.


John Thomas Parkin

Private, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

  • Parkin was born in Pontefract, Yorkshire. Married to Emma, he died aged 41 on 18 May 1915. His connection to Nottingham is not clear.


Charles Robert Thompson

Lance Corporal, 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters

  • Originally from Old Basford, Thompson was the son of S.S.M. Thompson of the 3rd Dragoon Guards and Lily Thompson. He died on 30 April 1917 at age 28 and is decorated with the Military Medal.


Joseph James Whelband

Colour Sergeant, 3rd Battalion Sherwood Foresters

  • Granger was born in Basford and married his first wife Emmeline, who was from Radford. After her death, he lived with his second wife at 22 Owthorpe Grove in Sherwood. She would later live at 30 Dornoch Avenue in Sherwood. He died of natural causes at age 60 on 3 October 1915, having worked as a military recruiter in the Hucknall and Mansfield offices. He was decorated with the Good Conduct Metal. 


A prayer to be said at the grave

Lord Jesus, we believe that you stood beside this man and his fellow soldiers as they fought to bring peace to your world. We believe that you have stood among us as we have tried to imagine the fear and pain and loneliness of the wounded and the dying on the battlefield.

We believe that you stand beside us now, as we remember and honour this man. In your great mercy, bless our good memories, comfort us and when we grieve for the life that might have been, and strengthen us in all we do to seek the peace and freedom which are your desire for the world.


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