The impact of the war on the University

   
   

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Exploring the impact of war on our staff, students, buildings and community.

The impact of the war on our staff

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Robert Sheldon

 
Robert Acheson Sheldon is the only known conscientious objector among the staff of the University College’s during the First World War.

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Thomas Black

 

In the summer of 1915 the Registrar of the University College, later to become the University of Nottingham, died in battle.

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Samuel Trotman

 

Captain Samuel R.T. Trotman, M.A., F.R.I.C, was Commanding Officer of University College Officer Training Corps from the beginning and throughout the war.

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Charles Bulleid

 
Under the leadership of Professor Charles Henry Bulleid OBE MA, the Engineering Department at University College Nottingham, (now the University of Nottingham) made extensive contributions to the war effort.First World War.

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The impact of the war on our students

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Jacob Hardy-Smith

 

Jacob is one of more than 200 officers and cadets from the University who gave their lives in service to their country during the First World War and whose sacrifice is commemorated in a special memorial plaque.

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John Meads

 

In October 1917 during WWI, John Arthur Meads, a 24-year-old postgraduate student at the University College, later to become the University of Nottingham, died in battle.

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The Wesselhoefts

 

Two young cousins who had strong German connections and distinctive German names, and who both lost their lives almost exactly a year apart fighting for Great Britain.

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The impact of the war on our buildings and globally

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University Estate

 

The University Estate looked very different in 1914 than it does today. When War broke out buildings were used as hospitals and prisoner of war camps.

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Global Impact

 
 A settlement steeped in military history, Dulmial sent 460 of its men to fight in the British Army, the largest single participation of any village in Asia. Nine gave their lives.

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