Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

J H Smith

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 memorial to J H Smith comprising an addition to a gravestone in St John the Evangelist's Churchyard at Hazelwood, Derbyshire.
Images

Setting Grave Tablet
Locations

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

NGR:
SK 32856 46052 ±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 tablet on a family grave. The tablet is in the style of a recumbent unfurled scroll and has an inlaid inscription in mixed styles of lettering. Marble kerbstones reported by the Derbyshire Family History Society in 1981 are no longer visible.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet White marble 240 405 580 Fair
Kerbs White marble c100 c900 c1800 Missing
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

In Loving Memory of
JOHN SMITH,
WHO DIED MAY 25[TH. ]1917,
AGED [69] YEARS.
ALSO OF HIS ONLY SON
JOHN HAROLD SMITH,
KILLED IN FRANCE, MARCH 21ST. 1918,
AGED 35 YEARS.
"THERE SHALL BE ONE FOLD AND
ONE SHEPHERD."

[Some of the lettering is missing.]

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Smith 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. Kerbstones reported by the Derbyshire Family History Society in 1981 were no longer visible.
References

Monumental Inscriptions from St. John the Evangelist Hazelwood Derbyshire; Derbyshire Family History Society, 1981.
Comments

Page © Roy Branson