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2Lt A F Bentley

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial plaque to 2Lt Arthur Bentley 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 east end of the north wall of the north aisle.
Type
Overall type: Plaque.


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

Description:

A wall-mounted brass plaque on a wooden backboard. The horizontal oblong plaque has a thin incised border, a fleuron in each corner and a latin cross to the left. The inscription is incised in mixed styles of mixed-case upright lettering. The oaken backboard has a moulded edge.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque Brass 255 510 2 Fair
Backboard Oak 310 565 20 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
To the ever dear & loving memory of
ARTHUR FLETCHER BENTLEY.
2nd Lieut. 11th. Sherwood Foresters.
Died March 11th. 1916.
at No. 1 Red Cross (Duchess of Westminster's) Hospital.
Le Touquet, France.
From wounds received in action.
Interred at Etaples Cemetery.
Aged 23 Years.
"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS"
This Tablet is erected by his sorrowing Father
& Mother as a token of their great love.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
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
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.
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