Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

W Hind

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial to Walter Hind added to a gravestone 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 44451 58461 ±5m
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Location details:
Towards the northern corner of the churchyard..
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

Additional lettering on a memorial on a family grave which comprises a freestanding oblong concrete vase and base with stone tablets set onto the 6 o’clock faces. The oblong tablets appear to be of black granite and each bears an inscription incised in upright capital block and roman lettering. The memorial rests on a concrete slab and is accompanied by oblong concrete kerbs.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Vase Concrete,
metal
235 360 220 Fair
Tablet Granite 200 230 5 Fair
Base Concrete 125 435 270 Fair
Tablet Granite 100 355 5 Fair
Kerbs Concrete c225 c920 c1900 Poor
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Tablet on face of vase:
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
LOVING MEMORY OF
WALTER HIND,
DIED APRIL 2ND. 1942,
AGED 66 YEARS.
ALSO HIS BELOVED WIFE
FLORENCE,
DIED JAN. 26TH 1946,
AGED 67 YEARS.
Tablet on face of base:
AND OF THEIR BELOVED SON
WALTER
KILLED AT SINGAPORE FEB. 12TH. 1942
AGED 22 YEARS.
"REUNITED."
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Hind 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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