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Memorial Title

Pte W Taylor

Summary

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

Setting Grave Gravestone Inscription
Locations

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

NGR:
SK 49766 75333 ±5m
Location details:
Northwest of the church tower, near the middle of the churchyard.
Type

Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Poor, the inscription is in poor condition.


Description:

An addition to a white marble memorial stone on a family grave comprising a plain latin cross on a three-stepped base with bevelled tops, accompanied by oblong sandstone kerbs. The inscription is inlaid in mainly upright capital block lettering on the face of the cross and several faces of the base.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross White marble 995 505 100 Fair
Base White marble 530 650 555 Poor
Kerbs Sandstone 100 2820 2200 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

6 o'clock face of cross:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
IN
LOVING
MEMORY
OF
DAVID, THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
SARAH TAYLOR,
DIED OCT. 17TH. 1923, AGED 59 YEARS
"EVER IN OUR THOUGHTS."
6 o'clock face of base
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
DAVID,
THE BELOVED SON OF
DAVID & SARAH TAYLOR,
WHO DIED SEPT. 24TH. 1909.
AGED 17 YEARS.
"GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN."
"WE CANNOT LORD THY PURPOSE SEE,
[BUT] ALL IS WELL THAT'S DONE BY THEE."
9 o'clock face of base
[ALSO
PTE. WILLIAM
TAYLOR
DIED FROM WOUNDS
RECEIVED IN FRANCE
OCT 5TH. 1918, AGED 21 YEARS
"EVER IN OUR THOUGHTS."]
A. H. BORROWDALE  [WORKSOP]
3 o'clock face of base
ALSO OF
SARAH TAYLOR,
DIED NOV. 5TH. 1938,
AGED 72 YEARS.
"AT REST."

[Some lettering lost or damaged.]
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Taylor 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.
References

Comments

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