"MILFORD is a village, partly in the township of Belper and partly in the hamlet of Makeney, in the parish of Duffield; two miles S. of Belper, and 6 to the north of Derby. The river Derwent flows across the centre of the village, over which is a handsome stone bridge. The cotton works of Messrs. Strutt, which are conducted here upon a scale of great magnitude, employ the larger portion of the population. The mansions and grounds of the Hon. Capt. Gore, and of Anthony Strutt, Esq. are great embellishments to this busy little village. The population is returned with the parish."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
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There is a photograph of the Roll of Honour on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2015. Some names are difficult to read.
Walter HALLSWORTH, age 18, was an able seaman on HMS MTB 417 when it was sunk off Calais by German warships on 16 March 1944. He was the son of Walter and Laura HALLSWORTH of Milford. His death is recorded on the Portsmouth War Memorial.