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Memorial Title

LCpl T L Kerry

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to LCpl Thomas Kerry comprising an addition to a gravestone in St John the Baptist's Churchyard, Smalley, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial Inscription
Locations
Last known location:
St John the Baptist's
 Churchyard
Main Rd (A608)
Smalley
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE7 6DS

NGR:
SK 40612 44117 ±5m
Location details:
To the southwest of the church.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

Additional lettering on a family gravestone. The gravestone comprises a latin cross with a christograph at its centre and surmounting a four-stepped base with the inlaid inscription on the 6 o’clock face of the steps in mixed styles of lettering, mainly upright capitals.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross Stone 915 480 105 Fair
Base Stone 725 900 635 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
In Loving Memory of
PHOEBE JANE ELIZABETH,
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
ANTHONY AND HARRIET ELIZABETH KERRY,
DIED JANY. 9TH. 1905 AGED 15 YEARS.
ALSO THEIR BELOVED SON
LANCE CORP. THOMAS ANTHONY KERRY
OF ROBIN HOOD RIFLES
KILLED IN ACTION AT KEMMEL, BELGIUM ON JUNE 1ST.,
INTERRED AT ENGLISH CEMETERY, KEMMEL, JUNE 2ND. 1915,
AGED 29 YEARS.
“GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY
DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS”
ALSO OF THE ABOVE ANTHONY KERRY,
AT REST JANUARY 30TH. 1917 AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO HARRIET ELIZABETH
HIS BELOVED WIFE
[...] 15TH. 1917 AGED [...]

[Inscription partially obscured by moss growth.]

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 Kerry family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Smalley Parish Council; Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Smalley Parish Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
3rd July 2008: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition although part of the inscription was obscured by moss.
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