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Memorial Title

Sgt W A Fretwell RAFVR

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: A description of a WW2 war memorial to Sgt Wilfred Fretwell RAFVR added to a gravestone in St Joseph's Roman Catholic churchyard at Shirebrook, Derbyshire.
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Setting Grave Inscription
Locations

Last known location:
St Joseph's Roman
 Catholic churchyard
Langwith Rd
Shirebrook
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
NG20 9RP

NGR:
SK 52853 68137 ±5m
Location details:
South of the church.
Type

Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to a headstone on a family grave. The white marble headstone has a stepped top, a narrow recessed panel bearing a tall narrow cross in relief at each side, and an inlaid inscription in mixed styles of upright lettering. The headstone is accompanied by an oblong white marble vase bearing the badge of the RAF in relief, and plain oblong white marble kerbs.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone White marble 940 860 100 Fair
Vase White marble 175 240 220 Fair
Kerbs White marble 200 870 1910 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

SWEET JESUS
HAVE MERCY ON THE SOUL OF
Arthur John Fretwell,
A DEAR HUSBAND & FATHER
DIED 1ST. NOV. 1952, AGED 60 YEARS.
AND OF
Hannah Fretwell,
A DEAR WIFE & MOTHER
DIED 18TH. DEC. 1982 AGED 92 YEARS.
ALSO
SERGEANT OBSERVER
Wilfred Arthur Fretwell,
A DEAR SON & BROTHER
WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE.
IN THE GREAT WAR
25TH. MAY 1941, AGED 22 YEARS.
ETERNAL REST GIVE TO THEM O LORD.
R.I.P.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Fretwell family.

Local authorities:
From WW2: Shirebrook Parish Council; Blackwell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Shirebrook Town Council; Bolsover District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History

27th January, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
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