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Sgt V Evans

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial comprising an addition to a gravestone in St Leonard's Churchyard, Scarcliffe commemorating Sgt Victor Evans.
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 Leonard's Churchyard
Main St
Scarcliffe
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S44 6TD

NGR:
SK 49508 68816 ±5m
Location details:
North of the church, towards the boundary wall of the graveyard extension.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

Additional lettering on a family gravestone. The polished granite headstone has a shallow arch top with decorative shoulders and an incised gilded inscription in upright capital block lettering. It is accompanied by rectangular kerbstones.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Granite 725 860 110 Fair
Kerbs Granite 210 2090 2100 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR SON
SGT. VICTOR EVANS, R.A.
WHO DIED SEPT. 20TH. 1945,
AGED 35 YEARS.
"RESTING WHERE NO SHADOWS FALL."
ALSO FATHER OF THE ABOVE
JAMES EVANS,
WHO DIED JAN. 27TH. 1967,
AGED 89 YEARS.
ALSO A DEARLY LOVED WIFE & MOTHER
ANNIE EVANS,
WHO DIED MAY 10TH. 1969,
AGED 83 YEARS.
"REUNITED."
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
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Evans family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Scarcliffe Parish Council; Blackwell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Scarcliffe Parish Council; Bolsover District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
10th February, 1979: The memorial lies within the Scarcliffe Conservation Area first designated on that date.

2nd March, 2012: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in poor condition. The kerbs had been displaced but the inscription remained legible.
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