Exploring the impact of war on our staff, students, buildings and community.
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In the summer of 1915 the Registrar of the University College, later to become the University of Nottingham, died in battle.
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.
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. Read the full story...
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.
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.
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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