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Memorial Title

FO H A Clark and Lt G H B Sowter

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 memorial tablet to FO H A Clark and Lt G H B Sowter in St John the Evangelist's Church at Hazelwood, Derbyshire.
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Setting Tablet
Locations

Last known location:
St John the
  Evangelist's Church
Hob Hill
Hazelwood
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE56 4AL

NGR:
SK 32816 46040
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
Inside the church on the south wall of the nave, west of the porch door.
Type

Overall type: Tablet.


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

Description:

An oblong limestone tablet with stepped shoulders, a moulded border and two supporting brackets. The inscription is incised in upright capital roman lettering, the dates gilded and the remainder coloured black.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet Limestone 690 880 80 Good
Brackets x2 Limestone 70 80 80 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

1939 - 1945
REMEMBERING
WITH GRATITUDE AND HONOUR
HAROLD ARTHUR CLARK
FLYING OFFICER. PATHFINDER FORCE
BOMBER COMMAND
GEOFFREY HASTINGS BROOKE SOWTER
LIEUTENANT H.M. COLDSTREAM GUARDS
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN;
AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 2
Number served and returned 0
Total names 2
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council.

Local authorities:
From WW2: Hazelwood Parish Council; Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council
From 1974: Hazelwood Parish Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council
History

10th March 1986: The church was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1335374.

22nd July, 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition and well cared for.
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