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Memorial Title

Lt H Shaw BA

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial to Lt Herbert Shaw BA 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 37487 44411 ±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. Some lettering is missing from the inscription.

Description:

An addition to the lettering on a family gravestone. The grey granite gravestone comprises a low headstone with notched and rounded shoulders, accompanied by oblong kerbs. The headstone has an inlaid inscription in upright capital block lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Grey granite 610 880 100 Fair
Kerbs Grey granite 200 900 2000 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN
[AFFECTIONATE] REMEMBRANCE OF
FRANCIS SHAW [OF] KILBURN,
DIED 5TH. OCTOBER 1954, AGED 81 YEARS.
ALSO HIS BELOVED WIFE
ANN ELIZABETH
DIED 12TH. APRIL 1955, AGED 79 YEARS.
ALSO THEIR CHILDREN
ELIZA ANN,
DIED 24TH. NOV. 1898, AGED 2 YEARS.
WALTER,
DIED 6TH. NOV. 1904, AGED 7 YEARS.
LIEUT HERBERT SHAW, B.A.,
2ND BTN NORTH STAFFS. RGT
DIED IN BELGIUM ON ACTIVE SERVICE
27TH MAY 1940, AGED 32 YEARS.

[Some lettering missing or damaged.]
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Shaw 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.
References
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