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St Michael's Church - WW2

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 memorial plaque at St Michael's Church, Kirk Langley, Derbyshire.
Images
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Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Michael's Church
Church La
Kirk Langley
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE6 4NG

NGR:
SK 28646 38858
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The church is on the south side of the road. The memorial is inside, on the north wall of the north aisle.
Type
Overall type: Plaque.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.

Description:

A wall-mounted oblong brass plaque with an incised inscription in a decorative form of upright sentence-case gothic lettering coloured black.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque Brass 305 725 5 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Second World War of 1939 - 1945
Lionel Cuthbert Thornton, aged 35, 5th. bn. Sherwood fforesters.15th.ffeb.1942
Eric Gordon Campbell, aged 20, Royal Navy.31st.Dec.1942
Charles Ivan Gilbert, aged 27, 2nd. Royal Norfolk Regt.10th.May,1944
Thomas Archer Williamson, aged 22, 2nd. Royal ffield Artillery.13th.May,1944
ffrancis Bertram Smith, aged 20. R.A.ff.V.R.19th.July,1944
Patrick Neil Gilbert, aged 21, R.C.A.ff.21st.July,1944

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939 - 1945) Totals
Action
Number died 6 6
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 6 6
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From WW2: Kirk Langley Parish Council; Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Kirk Langley Parish Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
13th February, 1967: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List for England number 1109095.

28th June, 1995: The church lies within the Kirk Langley Conservation Area designated on that date.

25th June, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in fair condition.
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