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Memorial Title

LCpl H Pearce MM

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to LCpl Herbert Pearce MM added to a gravestone 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 44443 58474 ±5m
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Location details:
close to the northern corner of the churchyard.
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 grey granite cross has an incised Christogram at the head and the inscription is incised in upright capital block lettering on three sides of the base. The gravestone surmounts a granite slab plinth and is accompanied by oblong granite kerbs with the maker’s name incised at the foot.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross Grey granite 1050 550 115 Fair
Base Grey granite c600 710 600 Fair
Plinth Grey granite c100 710 c650 Fair
Kerbs Grey granite c100 c920 c1900 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of base:
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
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HERBERT PEARCE, M.M. L/CPL. R.W.FUS.
BORN JUNE 25TH. 1891.
DIED OF WOUNDS IN FRANCE APRIL 24TH. 1918.
FREDERIC STANLEY PEARCE, A.B. R.N.V.R.
BORN JAN. 27TH. 1899, DIED AUG. 1ST. 1918.
ELSIE PEARCE,
BORN DEC. 11TH. 1895, DIED APRIL 5TH. 1922.
UNTIL THE EASTER GLORY LIGHTS THE SKIES
UNTIL THE DEAD IN JESUS SHALL ARISE.
FOR THE TRUMPET SHALL SOUND, AND THE DEAD
SHALL BE RAISED INCORRUPTIBLE.
9 o'clock face of base:
BEATRICE,
BORN MAY 19TH. 1883,
DIED JAN. 10TH. 1897.
3 o'clock face of base:
DORIS EVELYN,
BORN NOV. 23RD. 1902,
DIED OCT. 14TH. 1903.
Foot of kerbs:
E & H JACKSON.
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Pearce 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
Unknown date: The memorial was made by E & H Jackson, monumental masons.

28th December 2009: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and the grave appeared to be tended.
References
Comments
AB Frederick Pearce is buried here so this is not a war memorial to him, it is his war grave, recognised as such by the CWGC. LCpl Herbert Pearce is buried at Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, France, therefore this is a war memorial to him.

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