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Memorial Title

2Lt C B Furmston

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to 2Lt Clement Furmston added to a gravestone in St Werburgh's Churchyard, Blackwell.
Images
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Locations
Last known location:
St Werburgh's Churchyard
Church Hill
Blackwell
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE55 5HN

NGR:
SK 44402 58442 ±5m
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Location details:
North of the church, close to the road.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to the lettering on a family gravestone comprising a latin cross on a three-stepped base. The limestone cross has a Christogram in relief at the head and the inscription is inlaid in mixed styles of lettering on the steps. The gravestone is accompanied by oblong limestone kerbs.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross Limestone 1220 550 115 Fair
Base Limestone 600 760 665 Poor
Kerbs Limestone c100 c920 c1900 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of base: THANKS BE TO GOD WHICH
GIVETH US THE VICTORY
THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS [CHRIST].
[IN LOVING MEMORY] OF
[Samuel Chambers Furmston. M.A.]
17 YEARS [VICAR] OF THIS PARISH
BORN [MARCH 3, 1849,]
AT REST JANUARY 3, 1916.
[I] HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH.
ALSO OF [HIS] WIFE
Susan Emma.
[...] 5TH. 1854. AT REST DECR. 11TH. 1923.

9 o'clock face of base: ALSO OF THEIR SON
CLEMENT BARRINGTON.
BORN MAY 21ST. 1894.
KILLED IN ACTION NEAR ARRAS
APRIL 9TH. 1917.
2ND. LIEUT. M.G.C.

[Some letters were missing and part of inscription was below ground level.]

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Furmston family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Blackwell Parish Council; Blackwell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Blackwell Parish Council; Bolsover District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
28th December 2009: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition although some letters were missing and some partly obscured by moss. The memorial had settled and tipped forward so that the lower line of the inscription on the front was partly below ground level.
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