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Memorial Title

Leading Coder F M Tarlton

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial to Leading Coder Frank Tarlton added to a family gravestone in St Clement and St James's Churchyard, Horsley, Derbyshire.
Images
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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 37524 44399 ±5m
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Location details:
The grave is close to the eastern 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 oblong grey granite kerbs bear the incised inscription on the chamfered faces in upright capital block lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Kerbs Grey granite 220 850 2000 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
East kerb:
FOND MEMORIES
OF MY DEAR PARENTS

South kerb:
ARTHUR SHAW,
AT REST 22 DEC. 1927. AGED 47 YEARS.
BEATRICE CAULTON SHAW,
AT REST 17 SEPT. 1942, AGED 58 YEARS.

North kerb:
ALSO MY DEAR HUSBAND L/CODER FRANK MINTOFT TARLTON
MISSING IN ACTION FROM H.M.S. VETERAN 26 SEPT 1942, AGED 26 YEARS.
LIFE IS ETERNAL LOVE IS IMMORTAL AND DEATH IS ONLY AN HORIZON.

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 Tarlton 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.

17th April, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in fair condition.
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