Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Pte J Coupe

Summary

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

Setting Grave Headstone
Locations

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

NGR:
SK 49811 75315 ±5m
Location details:
Just north of the church tower.
Type

Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible, but faint.


Description:

An addition to a memorial stone on a family grave. The memorial comprises a tall sandstone headstone with a rounded arch top with moulded edges, a border containing a repeated nailhead motif and an incised design of ribbons bearing inscriptions at the head. The sides of the headstone are recessed and have rounded edges, and the face bears an incised inscription in upright capital lettering.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Sandstone 1255 760 75 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

In Affectionate Remembrance of
SARAH ANN
WIFE OF CHARLES COUPE
OF CLOWNE
WHO DIED JANUARY 20TH 1881
AGED 27 YEARS.
FAREWELL DEAR HUSBAND I'M GONE BEFORE
MY LOVE TO YOU CAN BE NO MORE
NO GRIEF NOR SORROW FOR ME MAKE
BUT LOVE MY CHILD FOR MY SAKE
ALSO
JANE AND ALICE, THEIR CHILDREN
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO PTE
JOHN COUPE
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
JAN 19TH. 1916, AGED 21 YEARS.
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 Coupe 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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