Derbyshire War Memorials
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Fl Lt J R Hill

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 memorial to Fl Lt J R Hill comprising an addition to a gravestone in St Michael's Churchyard at Holbrook, Derbyshire.
Images

Setting Grave Headstone
Locations

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

NGR:
SK 36378 44625 ±5m
Location details:
South of the church, near the path.
Type

Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to a headstone on a family grave. The low limestone headstone has a flat top with stepped shoulders, incised decoration down the two side borders and an inlaid inscription in mixed styles of upright capital lettering. The headstone is accompanied by oblong kerbs.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Limestone 600 915 70 Fair
Kerbs Limestone 200 925 2075 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ANNIE MARIA RUSSETT,
AT REST JAN. 7. 1955, AGED 70 YEARS.
ALSO OF HER SON
F/LT JOHN ROWLAND HILL,
KILLED IN ACTION JUNE 21. 1944,
AGED 29 YEARS.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Hill Family.

Local authorities:
From 1899: 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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Comments

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