Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

G W Oates

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial to George Oates 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 37518 4401 ±5m
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Location details:
The grave is towards the eastern boundary of the churchyard.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the grave appears to be tended.

Description:

An addition to the lettering on a family gravestone. The oblong black granite headstone has a reverse-curve top and an incised inscription in upright capital roman lettering coloured white. The headstone surmounts an oblong granite base with flower holder, and accompanies earlier white marble kerbs with an inlaid inscription in upright capital lettering on the chamfered faces.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Black granite 705 500 75 Fair
Base Granite, metal 75 660 330 Fair
Kerbs White marble 300 915 c2080 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Headstone:
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
GEORGE WILLIAM OATES
M.N.
A DEAR HUSBAND & FATHER
LOST AT SEA FEB 10TH 1941
1900 - 1941
ALSO HIS DEAR WIFE
AGNES ANN OATES
1902 - 1995

North kerb:
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THOMAS FOULKE, DIED FEBY. 10TH. 1921. AGED 51 YEARS.

East kerb:
"AT REST IN THE LORD."

South kerb:
ALSO OF HIS DEAR WIFE
ELEANOR WOODHOUSE FOULKE WHO DIED FEBY. 1ST. 1940, AGED 72 YEARS. "AT REST."

Foot of kerbs:
[... O H...E...H
AE...T...AR]

[Most letters damaged or missing.]

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 Oates 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.
References
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