On the 1st September 1939 German troops invaded Poland and two days later, on the 3rd September 1939, Britain declared war with Germany. Thus, 20 years 9 months and
23 days after the Armistice in 1918, Britain was again at war. In those 20 years another generation had grown up in Collingham and Linton and it was their unpleasant
task now to go back to war. About two years later, on 8th December 1941, Britain also declared war on Japan, following the Japanese attacks at Pearl Harbour and
following the Japanese attacks on British Malaya, Singapore and Hong Kong on the previous day. World War Two was thus a global war and British troops fought across
the globe. The villages of Collingham and Linton again played their parts with men and women serving in the armed services and on the home front. This web site tries to
record some of their services. However finding details of these services can be difficult and the list below is an on-going project to find and document the
services rendered by men and women of Collingham and Linton. We apologise if we have missed out any villager, and will add new stories as and when we find them.
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Commemorating the service of men and women of Collingham and Linton in World War Two.
Service in World War Two took many forms - both military service and other service, for example in civil defence, fire service, or in air
raid protection. We have found 157 men and women from Collingham and Linton who served in some military capacity in World War Two,
and 82 who served in a civil defence organisation. All
gave significant service to the country's war effort. Those men and women who gave service in civil defence organisations are listed in the
second, lower table below.
who served and died in the war are shown in the list
with a † alongside their name.
Where we have entered details, the links below will be in black and you can click on each man's name for a full description of their
family and their service.
The level of information we can find varies for each individual, but each gave their service to the war effort. These notes provide a brief summary of their lives and service. We are working on uploading more details of their service.