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Belper and Milford - Book of Remembrance

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial book of remembrance for Belper and Milford originally in Belper council offices and now in St John the Baptist's Chapel, Belper, Derbyshire.
Images
Case Cover Title page Name page Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
All pages have been copied and further
images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St John the Baptist's
 Chapel Heritage Centre
St John's Road
Belper
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE56 1HX

NGR:
SK 35243 47532
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
In secure storage.

Previous location:
Council offices
39 King St
Belper
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE56 1PZ

NGR:
SK 34870 47474 ±5m
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Location details:
The exact location within the building is not known.
Type
Overall type: Book of remembrance.


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

Description:

A cased book of remembrance. The book has paper pages bound in blue leather with a tooled gilt title in sentence case gothic lettering on the front. The explanatory page is in black upright capital roman calligraphy and the illuminated title page has a finely produced design, mainly in blue, including a wreath at the head, the shield of the Belper Urban District Council in red, blue and gilt at the foot, a broad border of sprays of laurel and an inscription in black and gilt upright capital roman calligraphy. The 55 pages of names each have a thin blue margin with a geometric design in each corner and five names in black upright mixed case roman calligraphy. The card case is bound in blue fabric with a tooled gilt title in sentence case gothic lettering on the front.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Book Leather, card, paper 375 285 35 Fair
Case Card, fabric 400 310 45 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Face of case: Face of book: Pencil note on flyleaf: Introduction:
Book of
Remembrance
Book of
Remembrance
Handed to the B U D C
G W Strutt
Aug 17. 1923
Produced June 24 1924
THE ROLL
IS REFERRED TO
ON THE BRONZE
TABLET ON THE
EXTERIOR OF THE
BUILDINGS, HANDED
TO THE TOWN AS A
WAR MEMORIAL,
BY DEED, DATED, 25TH. DECEMBER 1918.

Title Page: Names, p1:
THIS
ROLL OF HONOUR
BEING THE RECORD
OF THE MEN OF
BELPER AND
MILFORD
WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914-1919
IS PRESENTED TO THE
BELPER URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL
BY ITS CHAIRMAN
GEORGE HERBERT STRUTT J.P. D.L.
DECEMBER 1921.
ADAMS, ALBERT
No. 22,p29 Private
17th. Sherwood Foresters. Killed on 23rd. June, 1917,
at Ypres.
ADDERLEY, CHARLES
No. 10,072 Private
Inns of Court Officers Training Corps.
Died on 23rd. Oct., 1917, at King's Coll. Hospital, London.
ALCOCK, RANDAL ARTHUR
2nd. Lieutenant.
7th. Batt. East Yorks. Killed on 1st. Sept., 1918,
at Flers.
ALLSOP. GEORGE HENRY
No. 116,038 Private
10th. Sherwood Foresters. Missing on 18th. Sept., 1918.
at Gauch Wood.
ALLWOOD, WILLIAM
No. 2,647 Private
5th. Sherwood Foresters. Killed on 19th. Nov., 1915.
Place of deatyh not known.

It would not be practical or desirable to reproduce the layouts of all pages, but the names on pp2-55 are:

Alton, Herbert George; Alton, Thomas; Annable, Stephen; Arnold, Harold; Ashton, Arthur;
Barber, David Johnson; Barker, Thomas William; Barnett, Raymond Theodore Fred; Bates, John; Bath, Samuel Wood;
Batten, James Robert; Beeston, Thomas; Belfield, George Edward; Belfield, Samuel Arthur; Bembridge, Allen;
Bembridge, Arthur; Bembridge, John; Bennett, Bernard; Beresford, Albert; Berkin, George;
Birkin, Harry; Blackham, William; Blagg, James; Bloor, Charles Frederick; Blount, Albert;
Blount, James William; Bond, William; Boot, Charles; Boot, Ernest; Boot, William Herbert;
Booth, William James; Bower, Samuel; Bowler, Fred; Bowmer, George; Brailsford, William Charles;
Brandreth, Charles Reginald; Brentnall, John; Brown, George; Bryan, George Robert; Burbridge, David John;
Burdett, George; Burrows, Victor Leonard; Butler, Arthur; Butler, John; Butler, Sidney Thomas;
Cartwright, Percy; Caudwell, James William; Cheetham, Fred; Cheetham, William; Clayson, Henry;
Cooper, Arthur Samuel; Cooper, Ernest; Cowan, John Lambert; Cranfield, Walter; Cresswell, Arthur;
Crofts, Henry; Cutts, Arthur Fred; Davis, Jim; Dawson, William; Day, William Henry;
Donoghue, Frederick; Dring, John William; Easthope, Bernard Samuel; Elliott, William; Entwistle, James Leslie;
Faulkner, Edgar; Fell, Albert; Fisher, Henry; Flint, Frank; Ford, Harold;
Ford, Wilfred; Foster, Thomas; Fowke, William; Fox, Arthur; Fox, George Smedley;
Frost, George Edward; Gamble, Charles Leonard; Gamble, John William; Gamlin, Frederick; Gardiner, Frederick Thomas;
Garlick, Samuel; Garton, Samuel; Gillett, Herbert Edward; Glew, John; Glew, Samuel;
Green, Jim; Green, Wilfred; Hackett, Harry; Hague, Walter; Hall, Clarence Gratrick;
Hall, Frank; Hall, Harold; Hall, Harold; Hall, William Arnold; Hallam, Frank;
Hallam, Percy; Hallsworth, Bert; Hallsworth, Ernest; Hallsworth, Walter; Hann, George Lionel;
Harrison, Charles John; Hartle, Harry Silvester; Haslam, John William; Hind, James; Hitchcock, Herbert Arthur;
Hobson, Frederick; Hobson, Fred; Hobson, Herbert Henry; Hobson, William Alfred; Hodgkinson, Thomas;
Hodson, John William; Holden, Wilfred; Holland, William Alonza; Howarth, Edward; Hunt, Charles;
Hunt, Ernest; Hunt, Frederick James Arthur; Hunt, John Wilfred; Hunt, John William; Hunt, William;
Hurst, Alfred Henry; Jackson, Harry; Jennison, Albert Edward; Jennison, Leonard; Johnson, Thomas Howard;
Jones, Charles Melville; Jones, Miles William; Key, John; Key, Laurence Ferdinand; Kirk, John Reginald;
Knight, Harry; Land, Winfield; Lees, Clifford Granville; Lees, John Thomas Holmes; Lichfield, George;
Liggett, James; Litchfield, James Herbert; Little, William Henry; Loving, William; Maiden, Joseph;
Marsh, George; Marsh, George; Mason, Frederick Enos; Melbourne, Francis William; Melbourne, Francis Gration;
Mewis, William Albert; Miller, William Burbage; Milward, Leslie; Mitchell, Frank; Montford, Douglas Raymond;
Moore, Leonard; Morley, Sydney Herbert; Moseley, Francis; Newton, Herbert; Nightingale, George;
Noble, Wilfred; Ogden, Frank; Ogden, John; Orme, Jesse Richard; Pape, Samuel;
Parker, William Frederick; Parkin, George Arthur; Parkin, Thomas John; Paxton, Ernest; Payne, Richard;
Peden, James; Pepper, Walter; Percival; Harold Arthur; Porter, Samuel; Potter, Ronald Joseph;
Powditch, Sydney; Price, James; Prime, Thomas Rowland; Raistrick, John William. Rendall, Hubert;
Rice, Cecil; Rice, William; Richards, Jacob; Richardson, Arthur; Robertson, Herbert;
Rodgers, William Kiddy; Rollinson, George William; Ryde, Edgar; Ryde, Frank Edgar; Ryde, George Herbert;
Sanders, Abner Edwin; Selby, Herbert; Sellors, Charlie; Shaw, John Francis; Shepherd, Harry;
Shipway, John Cecil; Simpson, John William; Sims, Frank; Skidmore, Frederick; Slater, Percival Henry;
Slater, Radford; Slater, William Thomas; Smith, George Herbert; Smith, Gerald; Smith, John Alfred;
Spencer, Arthur; Spencer, Charles Battison; Spencer, Charles Edgar; Spencer, Edward; Spencer, George Charles;
Spencer, William; Spencer, William Henry; Spendlove, William Henry; Stamper, Eric William Parker; Stevens, Albert Edward;
Stevenson, Thomas; Stone, Arthur Samuel; Stone, Charles; Stone, George William; Street, Fred;
Strutt, Anthony Herbert; Sunderland, William Albert; Swindall, Arthur; Swinscoe, James Henry; Taylor, Ernest;
Taylor, George William; Taylor, Joseph; Throw, Herbert; Tomlinson, John Arthur; Tomlinson, Arthur;
Topham, George; Topham, John Wilfred; Turner, Thomas; Varney, Arthur; Waldron, Thomas Bertram;
Walker, Herbert Norman; Walker, John William; Walker, Joseph; Wardle, Cyril Usherwood; Wass, John William;
Waterfall, Albert; Waterfall, Alfred; Waterfall, Leonard; Waterfield, Henry Herbert; Wathall, Ernest;
Watson, Albert; Watson, Frederick; Watson, Frederick Arnold; Watson, Harold; Watson, Henry;
Watson, James Arnold; Watson, Maurice; Watson, Thomas; Watson, Wilfred; Webster, Stanley;
Weston, Joseph; Whawell, William; Wheatley, Ernest Harrison; Wheatley, William; White, Frederick;
Wigley, Robert; Wilkinson, William; Williams, Alfred; Wilmot, John Maurice; Winson, George;
Wooley, Fred; Wright, Henry Gordon; Wynne, George; Yeomans, Albert Alfred; Yeomans, Samuel;

Foot of p 55: Pencil note inside back page:
Designed & written by Edward N. Dawson This Roll from the Print made & compiled
for the unveiling of the War Memorial
Obelisk, in the Paddock on
Sunday 30 Oct 1921
John Hunter
Aug 17 1923

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 275 275
Number served and returned  0  0
Total names 275 275
Administration
Custodian: Believed to be Belper Town Council and Belper Historical Society

Local authorities:
From WW1: Belper Parish Council; Belper Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Belper Town Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Early 1920s: The list of names was compiled by Mr Hunter, assisted by Mr Tunnicliffe and about thirty other people.

c1923: The book was sponsored by Ald G H Strutt and written by Edward N Dawson, artist and art master at Herbert Strutt School, Belper, in the 1920s.

17th July, 1923: The book was presented to Belper Urban District Council by Ald G H Strutt.

3 February 1966: St John's Chapel was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1335668.

1970s: The chapel became redundant and was converted to become the offices of the Belper Town Council and a Heritage Centre.

1st April; 1974: With the abolition of Belper Urban District Council, responsibility for the book devolved to the Belper Town Council who arranged for its safekeeping by the Belper Historical Society.

1975-1992: The chapel lies within the Belper and Milford Conservation area designated and extended during that period.

December 2001: The chapel lies within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site inscribed on that date.

7th February, 2013: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Eric Naden. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
Derby Telegraph; 18th July, 1923; p3: a comprehensive report of the presentation ceremony.
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