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Memorial Title

Pte J R Cash and Pte W E Cash

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial tablet to Pte John Cash and Pte William Cash at St Alkmund's Church, Duffield.
Images
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Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Alkmund's Church
Church Dr
Duffield
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE56 4BA

NGR:
SK 34949 42773
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
At the west end of the south wall of the south aisle.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.

Description:

A white marble tablet with a raised border incorporating a repeated leaf motif and a section of bound laurel leaf. At the centre is a large victor's laurel wreath containing the incised inscription in upright roman capitals infilled in black. Above the wreath is the badge of the Seaforth Highlanders and below it that of the Lancashire Fusiliers. At the foot of the tablet is a depiction of a short magazine Lee Enfield rifle with sling. All of the decorations are carved in shallow relief.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet White marble 1185 655 65 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN
LOVING
MEMORY OF
JOHN
REYNOLDS CASH
PRIVATE 6TH. BATTN.
SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS,
WHO DIED NOV. 21ST. 1916,
N THE 7TH. CANADIAN
GENERAL HOSPITAL, FRANCE,
FROM WOUNDS RECEIVED
IN ACTION AT BEAUMONT HAMEL,
AGED 19.
AND OF
WILLIAM ERIC CASH,
PRIVATE 11TH. BATTN.
LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS,
REPORTED MISSING
AFTER BEING IN ACTION,
MAY 27TH. 1918,
AGED 18,
THE ONLY SONS OF
J. W. CASH.
"UNTIL THE DAY
DAWN."
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died 2 2
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 2 2
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Duffield Parish Council; Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Duffield Parish Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
cJune 1920: The tablet was installed in the church for Mr and Mrs J W Cash of Flaxholme.

13 February 1967: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List for England number 1109116.

13th September, 1978: The church lies within the Duffield Bank Conservation Area designated on that date.

December 2001: The church lies within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site inscribed on that date.

30th October, 2007: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for.

21st February, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
Derby Telegraph, 29th June 1920, p3: A brief report of the installation.
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