This site is dedicated to the
people of Thurmaston, Leicestershire, England,
who served their nation in two
The site records the names of
those who served during the First World War, 1914-1918,
and the Second World War, 1939-1945.
On the 4th August 2014 - 100 years on from Britain's
Declaration of War against Germany - a new book became available
that commemorates the contribution of the people of Thurmaston
to the struggle that we know as The Great War of 1914-1918 or
the First World War.
The book of 178 glossy pages gives the details
of over 320 people associated with the village that served during
the war. The book is not restricted to those persons who gave
their lives, but to those who rendered their services in some
way or another.
Each person is represented by a small sympathetic
biography, which is as full as the available written historical
records will allow. If you wish to buy a copy of the illustrated
book of almost 90,000 words, price £12.99, please download
an order form by clicking on one of the following links - PDF
Book Order Form or JPEG
Book Order Form
The book is also available from:
Thurmaston Print Shop, 814, Melton Road,
Gamble and Hollis, 1193, Melton Road, Syston.
If you wish to ask the author a question regarding
the book please click on the following link
NEW ADDITIONS TO THE SITE:
Added VJ-DAY 2015 - Click on the link to view.
New Details Added
11th April 2015 - Click on the link to view.
New Details and
Photographs Added 1st February 2015 - Click on the links to view.
Added 6th December 2014 - Click on the link to view.
This site is
constantly being updated, both in its form and content.
If you can help to improve the site by submitting information
or pictures to the website
author please make contact by using one of the email links on
Information is sought on any person from Thurmaston, male or female,
that served in the armed
forces during either of the two wars. Information is accepted
on people that served in the
Royal Navy, the British Army or the Royal Air Force. Details are
also sought on any Thurmaston
people who fought or served with any Empire, Commonwealth or foreign
The site also has details of those who served on the home front
during the wars.
Therefore, information relating to anyone from Thurmaston that
served as a Special Constable,
an Air Rid Precautions Officer, a Home Guard soldier, or a member
Women's Land Army is also requested.