Nottinghamshire County Council held their Centenary Commemoration of the ending of the end of the first world war in Southwell Minster on Tuesday 6 November at 4.30pm.

The address was given by the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham, the Rt Revd Paul Williams and the service was led by the Very Revd Nicola Sullivan, Dean of Southwell, with readings by Sir John Peace, Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire ; Col. David Sneath TD DL; and Veronica Pickering DL. HAC.

The Minster acknowledged the supreme acts of gallantry shown by the six men born in the County of Nottingham who were awarded the Victoria Cross, who are;

  • Lance Corporal Wilfred Dolby Fuller – gazetted 15 March 1915
  • Private Samuel Harvey – gazetted 29 September 1915
  • Captain Geoffrey Vickers – gazetted 14 October 1915
  • Sapper William Hackett – gazetted 23 June 1916
  • Captain Albert Ball – gazetted 6 May 1917
  • Sergeant William Henry Johnson – gazetted 3 October 19

The Bishop of Sherwood, The Rt Revd Tony Porter, performed a Dedication Of Footballs, which were to be used in The Greatest Games of Remembrance at Nottinghamshire’s City Ground and County Ground on Thursday 8 November.