Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Pte F J Edwards

Summary

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

Setting Grave Headstone Inscription
Locations

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

NGR:
SK 49762 75316 ±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 tall white marble headstone and base accompanied by oblong kerbs and two vases. The headstone has a segmental pediment containing foliage and a Christograph on a shield, all in relief, above a cornice bearing an inscription in raised capital block lettering and an egg and dart motif. The face of the headstone has a raised nowy-headed panel with moulded border and swirls of foliage in the spandrels. The inscription is inlaid in mainly upright capital block lettering.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone White marble 1275 710 110 Fair
Base White marble 300 810 250 Fair
Kerbs White marble 225 2010 2160 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM HENRY EDWARDS,
WHO DIED MAY 14TH. 1913,
AGED 56 YEARS.
ALSO LOUSIA,
WIFE OF THE ABOVE,
DIED FEB 2ND 1937, AGED 76 YEARS
PEACE PERFECT PEACE.
ALSO OF FREDERICK JOHN
(PTE. 11TH. BATT, NOTTS & DERBYS)
BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE,
WHO FELL IN ACTION IN FRANCE
FEBRUARY 12TH. 1916,
AGED 19 YEARS.
"ONLY ASLEEP."
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 Edwards 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

6th January, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
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Comments

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