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Lt A T Rice RN and A Murfin

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 memorial to A Murfin, and a further memorial to Lt A T Rice RN, comprising additions 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 36418 44632 ±5m
Location details:
Southeast of the church, close to the road.
Type

Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to a headstone on a family grave. The limestone headstone has a flat top with stepped shoulders, foliage in relief on side borders, and an inlaid inscription in upright capital lettering. The headstone is accompanied by oblong kerbs.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Limestone 770 660 75 Fair
Kerbs Limestone 185 920 2135 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALFRED RICE.
AT REST 17TH. JANUARY 1934
AGED 68 YEARS.
ALSO HIS BELOVED WIFE SARAH,
AT REST 8TH. APRIL 1959,
AGED 88 YEARS.
RE-UNITED.
LT. A. TREVOR RICE, R.N.
GRANDSON
AT REST 1ST. JUNE 1957 AGED 28.
ALSO OF
ABRAHAM MURFIN,
SON OF THE ABOVE
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
4TH. APRIL 1917.
AGED 21 YEARS.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Death in service
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Rice 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

Page © Roy Branson