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Memorial Title

Sgr W C Broster RN

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 memorial to Sgr W C Broster 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 36386 44606 ±5m
Location details:
South of the church, towards the hedge.
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 white marble headstone has a flat top with hollowed shoulders, foliage in relief in shoulder quadrants, and an inlaid inscription in upright capital block lettering. The headstone surmounts a white marble base with attached vase.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone White marble 560 380 45 Fair
Base White marble 50 610 225 Fair
Vase White marble, metal 185 175 170 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

IN LOVING
MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
WILLIAM BROSTER
AT REST 11TH. NOV. 1962,
AGED 75 YEARS.
ALSO HIS BELOVED WIFE
MILLICENT SARAH BROSTER
AT REST 23RD. OCT. 1972,
AGED 86 YEARS.
AND DEAR SON
WILLIAM CHARLES
BROSTER, SIGR. RN.
KILLED IN ACTION
5TH. FEB. 1942,
AGED 30 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 Broster 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