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Memorial Title

Dvr G H Y Rhodes

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Dvr George Rhodes added to a family gravestone in St Clement and St James's Churchyard, Horsley, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Grave Memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Clement and
 St James's Churchyard
Church St
Horsley
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE21 5BR

NGR:
SK 37495 44429 ±5m
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Location details:
The grave is between the central path and the western boundary of the churchyard.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to the lettering on a family gravestone. The white marble gravestone comprises a latin cross on a three-stepped base and is accompanied by oblong kerbs. The cross has a carved dove of peace on the left arm and an inscription on the right arm, and the base has the inscription on the 6, 3 and 12 o'clock faces of the steps. The inscriptions are inlaid in mixed styles of upright lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross White marble 1875 560 190 Fair
Base White marble 600 715 610 Fair
Kerbs White marble 170 1835 1920 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of cross: 6 o'clock face of steps:
ERECTED
In Loving Memory of
DVR GEORGE H. Y. RHODES,
No. [2667]
49TH. BATTERY, AUSTRALIAN
FIELD ARTILLERY,
ONLY SON OF
THOMAS AND CLARA RHODES,
DIED AT DRUY LES AMIENS, FRANCE
Nov. 28. 1918, Aged 28 years
HE ANSWERED HIS COUNTRY'S CALL
ALSO OF
EMILY, THE DEARLY BELOVED DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS AND CLARA RHODES
Died July 14. 1900, Aged 13 years
"PEACE, PERFECT PEACE WITH LOVED ONE'S FAR AWAY,
IN JESU'S KEEPING WE ARE SAFE AND THEY."

9 o'clock face of steps: 12 o'clock face of steps:
ALSO OF
CLARA ANN,
BELOVED WIFE
OF
THOMAS RHODES,
AT REST MARCH 1ST. 1933,
Aged 72 years
ALSO OF
THOMAS,
THE BELOVED
HUSBAND OF
CLARA A. RHODES,
WHO DIED DECEMBER 27. 1930,
Aged 66 years.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Rhodes family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Horsley Parish Council, Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Horsley Parish Council, Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
5th September, 1994: The memorial lies within the Horsley Conservation Area first designated on that date.

3rd April, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
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