Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Pte O Woodhead

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Pte Oswald Woodhead added to a gravestone in St John the Baptist's Churchyard at Clowne, Derbyshire.
Images

Setting Grave Inscription
Locations

Last known location:
St John the Baptist's
 Churchyard
Church La
Clowne
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S43 4EA

NGR:
SK 49788 75325 ±5m
Location details:
Northwest of the church tower.
Type

Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to a memorial stone on a family grave. The memorial comprises a black polished granite cross and three-step base accompanied by oblong kerbs. The steps have flat tops and the inscription is incised on the 6 o'clock face of the foot of the cross and the faces of the steps mainly in upright capital block lettering.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross Black granite 960 535 125 Fair
Base Black granite 420 710 575 Fair
Kerbs Black granite 200 2120 2140 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

In
Loving
Memory
of
JESSE WOODHEAD,
DIED AUGUST 12TH. 1917,
AGED 51 YEARS.
ALSO PTE. OSWALD WOODHEAD,
ONLY SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION
APRIL 3RD. 1918. AGED 24 YEARS.
ALSO AGNES MARIAN,
[ ... ... ]

[Further lettering obscured by vegetation.]
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 Woodhead family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Clowne Parish Council; Clowne Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Clowne Parish Council; Bolsover District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History

17th December, 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
References

Comments

Page © Roy Branson