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Memorial Title

J Rowland and D Rowland RN

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 memorial to J Rowland, and a further memorial to D Rowland 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 36420 44624 ±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 a decorated cornice, a broad border of raised bands, an image of clasped hands in relief in a panel at the head, and an inlaid inscription in upright capital lettering. It surmounts a limestone base with chamfered top and is accompanied by oblong kerbs with the maker's name inlaid at the foot..
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Limestone 970 760 90 Fair
Base Limestone 250 910 25 Fair
Kerbs Limestone 155 1830 2140 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

Headstone:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Unspecified
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOSEPH,
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
MARY ROWLAND,
WHO DIED JAN. 16TH. 1923, AGED 67 YEARS.
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
MARY ROWLAND,
WHO DIED FEB. 16TH. 1933, AGED 75 YEARS.
ALSO OF
JOSEPH ROWLAND,
LATE 17TH. BATT. SHERWOOD FORESTERS,
SON OF THE ABOVE,
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
OCTOBER 9TH. 1916, AGED 30 YEARS.
ALSO OF
ELLEN BRASSINGTON ROWLAND,
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE,
WHO DIED JULY 3RD. 1927, AGED 44 YEARS.
ALSO OF
DOUGLAS ROWLAND,
LATE R.N.,
SON OF THE ABOVE,
WHO DIED MARCH 12TH. 1939, AGED 41 YEARS.

Foot of kerbs:
F. GARRATT
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Rowland 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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