Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

W H Walker

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a Boer War memorial to W H Walker comprising an addition 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 36388 44703 ±5m
Location details:
North of the church, towards the war memorial cross.
Type

Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to a headstone on a family grave. The tall white marble headstone has a pointed arch top with a chamfered border, recessed sides and a Christograph in relief in a roundel at the head. The inlaid inscription is in upright capital roman lettering and the maker's name is inlaid at the foot. The headstone surmounts an oblong base with a chamfered top.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone White marble 1420 685 75 Fair
Base White marble 175 800 205 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CHARLOTTE WAL[KE]R,
WHO DIED MAY 8TH. 1898,
AGED 64 YEARS.
ALSO OF
WILLIAM HENRY WALKER,
HER SON,
(OF THE 10TH. ROYAL HUSSARS)
WHO DIED AT BLOEMFONTEIN
APRIL 24TH. 1900,
AGED 29 YEARS.
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

W. HI[C]KINGBOTHAM      

[Some letters are missing.]

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second Boer War (1899-1902)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Walker 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

Unknown date: The headstone had been broken in two and repaired by a substantial metal brace attached to the rear surface.

1st September, 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
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