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Col J Bradshaw CB

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial tablet to Col Joseph Bradshaw CB 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:
High on the north wall of the sanctuary.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


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

Description:

A white mable tablet and frame on a black marble backboard. The plain oblong tablet bears an incised inscription in upright capital roman lettering coloured black. At the head of the frame is a moulded cornice with egg and dart motif surmounted by a pediment bearing an array of military equipage in relief: crossed rifles, an officer's sword, a rifleman's head-dress, pouches, belts and lanyards. The stiles have foliage in relief within a central recess and at the foot is a plain cornice with a recurved panel below bearing a heraldic shield and acanthus leaves in relief.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet White marble 900 700 - Fair
Frame White marble 2050 1100 100 Fair
Backboard White marble 2250 1200 35 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
COLONEL JOSEPH BRADSHAW
COMPANION OF THE MOST HONOURABLE ORDER OF THE BATH,
DIED IN COMMAND
OF THE 1ST. BATTALION 60TH. ROYAL RIFLES,
AT KUSSOWLIE, IN THE EAST INDIES,
ON THE 18TH. DAY OF OCTOBER 1850,
AGED FORTY FOUR YEARS.
COLONEL BRADSHAW COMMANDED
THE 1ST. BATTALION OF THE 60TH. ROYAL RIFLE CORPS
DURING THE SECOND SIEGE OPERATIONS AT MOOLTAN,
COMMENCING 28TH. DECEMBER 1848,
AT THE BATTLE OF GOOJERAT,
AND WITH THE FIELD FORCE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
IN PURSUIT OF THE FUGITIVE SIKH ARMY,
UNTIL ITS FINAL SURRENDER AT RAWUL PINDEE,
COMMANDED A BRIGADE OF THE FIELD FORCE
WEST OF THE INDUS IN PURSUIT OF THE AFFGHAN ARMY
BEYOND THE KHYBER PASS,
COMMANDED THE FIELD FORCE DURING THE OPERATIONS
AGAINST THE HILL TRIBES IN THE EUSOFZIE COUNTRY
ON THE 11TH. AND 14TH. DECEMBER 1849,
WHEN THE ENEMY
AMOUNTING TO FIVE TIMES THAT OF THE BRITISH FORCE,
WERE ROUTED WITH GREAT LOSS,
AND THE INSURGENT VILLAGES CAPTURED AND DESTROYED,
COMMANDED THE ADVANCE GUARD
BOTH IN GOING TO AND RETURNING FROM KOHAT,
IN THE EXPEDITION AGAINST THE AFFREEDI TRIBE 1850.
THE OFFICERS,
NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS, AND PRIVATE SOLDIERS
OF THE BATTALION,
PLACED THIS TABLET TO HIS MEMORY, DEEPLY GRIEVING.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Non-combat
death in service
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 19th century: Duffield Parish Council; Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Duffield Parish Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
Unknown date: The memorial was made at the London Marble Works, Esher St, Westminster.

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
Allens Indian Mail, 4th December 1851 p8: An announcement of Col Bradshaw's death.

London Daily News, 5th December 1851: An obituary for Col Bradshaw.
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