Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

F Davies

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 memorial to F Davies 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 36385 44626 ±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 a broad recessed border across the top and half way down the sides bearing lines and foliage in relief. The inlaid inscription is in upright capital roman lettering. The headstone is accompanied by oblong kerbs.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Limestone 610 915 75 Fair
Kerbs Limestone 205 910 2070 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SAMUEL DAVIES,
AT REST 13TH NOV. 1958, AGED 80 YEARS.
ALSO HIS BELOVED WIFE,
ALICE,
REUNITED 12TH. DEC. 1961, AGED 78 YEARS.
AND THEIR DEAR SON,
FRANK,
KILLED IN ACTION 22ND. JAN. 1942.
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 Davies 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.
References

Comments

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