Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

H A Clark

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 memorial to H A Clark comprising an addition to a gravestone in St John the Evangelist's Churchyard at Hazelwood, Derbyshire.
Images

Setting Grave Headstone
Locations

Last known location:
St John the Evangelist's
 Churchyard
Hob Hill
Hazelwood
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE56 4AL

NGR:
SK 32854 46054 ±5m
Location details:
East of the church, opposite the end of the chancel.
Type

Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair.


Description:

An addition to a white marble monument on a family grave. The monument comprises a latin cross on a three-stepped base surmounting a thin plinth, a frieze and kerbstones and accompanied by a tablet. The inlaid inscription is in mixed styles of upright lettering on the face of the base, frieze and tablet.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross White marble 965 475 95 Fair
Base White marble 540 600 505 Fair
Plinth White marble 30 865 650 Fair
Frieze White marble 150 755 - Fair
Kerbs White marble 150 900 2150 Fair
Tablet White marble 365 420 50 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

Base: In
Loving Memory
of
HAROLD CLARK,
At rest September 20. 1918
Aged 41 years.
"E'EN THOUGH IT BE A CROSS."
AND OF HIS WIFE
FLORENCE MARY CLARK
At rest February 9. 1965
AND OF THEIR SON
Frieze: HAROLD ARTHUR CLARK
Killed on Flying Duty over Nuremberg
August 27. 1945.
Tablet: ALSO
PHYLLIS CLARKE
DAUGHTER OF
HAROLD CLARK
DIED 9TH FEBRUARY 1983

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Clark family.

Local authorities:
From WW2: Hazelwood Parish Council; Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council
From 1974: Hazelwood Parish Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council
History

27th December, 2013: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
References

Comments

CWGC and RAF records indicate that Flying Officer Harold Arthur Clark was killed on the night of 7-8 August 1943, not 1945 as indicated on the memorial.
Page © Roy Branson