Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

S Peach

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 memorial to S Peach comprising an addition to a gravestone in St Michael's Churchyard at Holbrook, Derbyshire.
Images

Setting Grave Gravestone
Locations

Last known location:
St Michael's Churchyard
Portway
Holbrook
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE56 0TE

NGR:
SK 36386 44682 ±5m
Location details:
North of the church, close to the path.
Type

Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is mostly legible.


Description:

An addition to a stone on a family grave comprising a limestone latin cross on a three-stepped base. The inlaid inscription is in upright capital block lettering on the foot of the cross and on the 6 o'clock face of the base.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross Limestone 620 350 70 Fair
Base Limestone 450 510 360 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JAMES
THE BELOVED SON OF
JOHN & MARY PEACH,
WHO DIED FEBY. 8TH. 1908,
AGED 9 YEARS.
SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME
ALSO OF SAMUEL, THEIR SON,
WHO DIED OF WOUNDS IN FRANCE
JUNE 3RD. 1917, AGED 30 YEARS
HOW WE WAITED FOR HIS RETURN,
TO ONCE MORE CLASP HIS HAND,
BUT GOD POSTPONED THE MEETING
[TILL WE MEET IN A BETTER
LAND?]

[Some lettering below ground level.]
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Peach Family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Holbrook Parish Council; Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Holbrook Parish Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History

1st September, 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
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