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Memorial Title

Derby Borough Police - WW1

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial tablet to Derby Borough Police previously in Full St, Derby but later removed to Butterley Hall, Ripley.
Images
Setting memorial
Locations
Last known location:
Butterley Hall
Coach Rd
Ripley
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE5 3RS

NGR:
SK 40572 51267
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
The memorial is wall-mounted in the entrance area of the old Butterley Hall which now forms one of a cluster of buildings all known generically as Butterley Hall and forming the headquarters of the Derbyshire Constabulary. Coach Road is a private road accessed from the eastern end of the A610 Ripley Bypass. The area is not open to the public.

Previous location:
Full Street Police Station
 (demolished)
Full St
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE1 3AF

NGR:
SK 35371 36448
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
In the Parade Room.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

Originally a white marble tablet in an alabaster frame. The horizontal oblong tablet has the inscription and names incised in upright capital roman lettering infilled in black. The alabaster frame was subsequently replaced by an oaken frame.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet White marble c400 c780 - Fair
Original
frame
Alabaster - - - Lost
Replacement
frame
Oak 480 780 60 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LASTING MEMORY OF
THOSE MEMBERS OF THE DERBY BOROUGH POLICE FORCE,
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1918.
            FREDERICK GEORGE ALLEN
            JACOB BROOKS
            ALBERT BROWN
            GEORGE PERCY CAUNT
            ARTHUR ELTON
            HERBERT EDWARD FITCH
ALBERT GILBERT
FREDERICK GRACE
EDWARD JENNINGS
ARTHUR MEREDITH
ALBERT VICTOR ORME
ERNEST SEATON
ALBERT WALTERS
    THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY THEIR COMRADES.
FEBRUARY 1923.        

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 13
Number served and returned  0
Total names 13
Administration
Custodian: Derbyshire Constabulary

Local authorities:
Derby- From WW1: Derby County Borough Council (Derby Corporation)
    From 1974: Derby District (later Borough and from 1977 City) Council and Derbyshire County Council.
    Since 1997 the unitary authority has been Derby City Council.
Ripley- From 2000: Ripley Town Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
8th March, 1923: The memorial was unveiled by Maj Gen Sir Reginald Hoskins KCB CMG DSO, commanding officer of the North Midlands Territorial Force, and dedicated by W H Green, Vicar of All Saints' Church.

c1934: The new police station in Full Street was completed and it is presumed that the memorial was moved there at about that time.

25th May, 1988: Butterley Hall was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1109013.

c2000: Full Street Police Station closed and the memorial is presumed to have been moved to Butterley Hall at about that time.

11th August, 2014: The memorial was surveyed at Butterley Hall by Roy Branson and Eric Naden with the kind permission and co-operation of the Chief Constable. It was in fair condition.
References
Derby Telegraph, 8th March, 1923, p3: a report of the unveiling including some biographical information.
Comments
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