The Stables in Times of War
In this section we aim to record all mentions of the Stables family who took part in various conflicts around the world, whether at home or abroad. We would be interested in hearing from anyone who has information or photographs to share.
The First World War (1914-1918) was one of the deadliest conflicts in history and claimed the lives of millions. It was particularly noted for its trench warfare. Many members of the Stables family fought in this war.
The Second World Wat (1939-1945) was the most widespread war in history and involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. The Stables were no exception.
The Boer War lasted from 1899 to 1902. A photograph of the Darfield Boer War Committee held by Oswald Stables at the Rising Sun Inn can be viewed here.
The Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815) were a series of major conflicts pitting the French Empire and its allies, led by Napoleon I, against a fluctuating array of European powers formed into various coalitions, primarily led and financed by the United Kingdom (Wikipedia). They concluded with the famous Battle of Waterloo in which at least one member of the Yorkshire Stables fought.
This section comprises references to the Stables family serving in the military who were not involved with any particular conflict.