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Memorial
Title
R C Corfield
Images
Setting Tablet
Locations
Last known location:
St Lawrence's Church
Market St (A6007)
Heanor
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE75 7NR

NGR:
SK 43579 46438
From online digital mapping.
Location details:
On the south face of the northern side of the tower arch.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible.

Description:

A wall-mounted nowy-headed white marble tablet on a black backboard. The tablet has a badge in relief at the head and an inverted moulded cornice at the foot. The inscription is incised in upright capital block lettering infilled in black with rubricated initials. The nowy-headed backboard is of unknown material painted black.

Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet White marble 910 565 100 Good
Backboard Unknown 1060 660 25 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
RICHARD CONYNGHAM CORFIELD,
COMMANDANT SOMALI CAMEL CORPS,
KILLED IN ACTION IN SOMALILAND,
AUGUST 9TH. 1913,
BORN AT HEANOR RECTORY APRIL 27TH. 1882,
ELDER SON OF
REV. C. W. G. CORFIELD, M.A.
& HENRIETTA, HIS WIFE,
HE SERVED IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR,
AND DIED IN THE SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY.
THE BATTLE IS THE LORD'S.
1, SAM. XVII. 47.

Conflicts and people commemorated

Conflict Second South African War (1899-1902) Somaliland Campaign (1900-1920)
Number died 0 1
Number served and returned 1 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodians:Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council.

Local Authorities:
From 1900: Heanor Parish Council; Heanor Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Heanor and Loscoe Town Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
25th November, 1963: The church was listed Grade II*, Heritage List for England number 1311460.

18th May, 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Anne and Roy Branson. It was in good condition.
References
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Comments
The badge at the head of the tablet comprises an arm and crossed palm leaves and the motto SERVA FIDEM but it is probably not that of the Somali Camel Corps.
Page © Roy Branson