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Pte W P Wright and Pte T Poskett

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial commemorating Pte Walter Wright and Pte Tom Poskett in Bolsover Methodist Church.
Images
Setting Screen Plaque Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Bolsover Methodist Church
Hill Top (B6419)
Bolsover
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S44 6NG

NGR:
SK 47319 70661
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The memorial is inside at the south end of the east wall.
Type
Overall type: Screen.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.

Description:

A panelled oaken organ screen, L-shaped in plan. The upper panels have blind quatrefoil tracery at the head and the top rail bears three brass plaques commemorating the fallen. The incised inscription is in upright capital roman lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Screen Oak 1595 1465 600 Fair
Plaque Brass 45 200 2 Fair
Plaque x 2 Brass 45 155 2 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Plaque on long side: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF
WALTER PERCY WRIGHT PRIVATE ROYAL FUSILIERS
WHO FELL AT MIRAUMONT FRANCE ON 17TH. FEBRUARY 1917 AGED 29 YEARS
AND TOM POSKETT PRIVATE NOTTS AND DERBYS REGT
WHO FELL AT POELCAPPELLE FRANCE ON 4TH. OCTOBER 1917 AGED 22 YEARS
THIS SCREEN IS ERECTED BY THE CHOIR AND MEMBERS OF THIS CHURCH

Left plaque on short side: IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
WALTER PERCY WRIGHT
PRIVATE ROYAL FUSILIERS
WHO FELL AT MIRAUMONT FRANCE 17TH. FEB 1917
AGED 29 YEARS

Right plaque on short side: IN MEMORY OF
A LOVING SON AND DEAR BROTHER
PRIVATE TOM POSKETT
9TH. SHERWOOD FORESTERS
WHO FELL IN ACTION 4TH. OCTOBER 1917 AGED 22 YEARS
"DEEP IN OUR HEARTS HIS MEMORY CLINGS"

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died 2 2
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 2 2
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the managers of the church

Local authorities:
From WW1: Bolsover Parish Council; Bolsover Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Old Bolsover Town Council; Bolsover District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
c1921: The memorial was installed.

27th March, 1921: The memorial was unveiled by Mr H Stocks and dedicated by Rev H W Fuller.

17th July, 1971: The Wesleyan Methodist Church lies within the Bolsover Conservation Area first designated on that date.

Unknown dates: The Wesleyan Methodist Church was renamed the Trinity Methodist Church and subsequently the Bolsover Methodist Church.

2nd February, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
Derbyshire Courier, 10th January 1920, p9: a report on the forthcoming provision of the memorial.

Derbyshire Courier, 2nd April 1921, p3: a report on the unveiling and dedication of the memorial.
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