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G Gibson

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial tablet to George Gibson on a family grave in St Werburgh's Churchyard, Blackwell.
Images
Setting Grave Inscription Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Werburgh's Churchyard
Church Hill
Blackwell
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE55 5HN

NGR:
SK 44444 58455 ±5m
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Location details:
Towards the northern corner of the churchyard..
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A freestanding black ceramic tablet placed on the surface of a family grave.  The plain upright oblong tablet has a moulded capstone and is attached to an oblong base, together with a square ceramic vase. The tablet and vase each have a sunken inscription in upright capital block lettering. The grave also has grey granite chamfered kerbstones and a recumbent limestone tablet in the centre of the grave, all with inscriptions incised in upright capital lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet Ceramic 365 310 125 Fair
Capstone Ceramic 60 315 130 Fair
Vase Ceramic 210 155 85 Fair
Base Ceramic 50 520 235 Fair
Kerbs Grey granite c225 c920 c1900 Fair
Tablet Limestone c50 c450 c600 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Ceramic tablet:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
IN
EVER LOVING
MEMORY OF
GEORGE
BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ADA GIBSON
KILLED IN ACTION
REICHWALD FOREST, GERMANY.
FEB. 11TH 1945
AGED 26 YEARS.
Attached ceramic vase:
TILL WE
MEET
AGAIN
West kerb:
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR PARENTS
North kerb:
LILY GIBSON DIED DEC. 12TH 1935, AGED 46 YEARS.
South kerb:
GEORGE GIBSON, DIED OCT. 7TH [...] AGED 82 YEARS
Recumbent limestone tablet:
AND THEIR
DEAR DAUGHTER
LILIAN MARY
GIBSON
WHO DIED
MAY 7TH. 1982
AGED 69 YEARS.
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Gibson 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 and appeared to be tended.
References
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