Derbyshire War Memorials
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Pte A E Fletcher

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Pte Arthur Fletcher comprising an addition to a gravestone in St John the Baptist's Churchyard, Smalley, Derbyshire.
Images
Gravestone
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 northwest 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 grey slate headstone with a pointed arch top and a simple border containing trailing sprigs of ivy. The inscription is incised in upright roman capital lettering.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Slate 1520 760 35 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM JOHNSON,
WHO DIED FEB. 3RD. 1910,
AGED 72 YEARS.
ALSO OF HANNAH HIS BELOVED WIFE,
WHO DIED AUGUST 24TH. 1928,
AGED 82 YEARS.
AT REST.
ALSO OF
PTE. ARTHUR E. FLETCHER
8 SOUTH STAFFS.
THE ADOPTED SON OF THE ABOVE,
WHO DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION
MAY 27TH. 1917 AGED 27 YEARS
INTERRED IN THE BRITISH CEMETERY DUISANS, FRANCE
“THY WILL BE DONE”

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 Fletcher 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 the grave was becoming overgrown with foliage.
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