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Memorial
Title

Pte W Ramsell

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Setting Grave Inscription
Locations
Last known location:
St Mary and
 St Laurence's New
 Churchyard
Langwith Rd (A632)
Hillstown
Bolsover
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S44 6HQ

NGR:
SK 47691 70102 ±5m
Location details:
The grave is near the northeast corner of the cemetery. The cemetery is generally known as St Marys New Churchyard.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.

Description:

An addition to kerbstones on a family grave. The concrete kerbstones have broad chamfers on their inner edges bearing thin granite panels with the incised inscription in upright capital roman lettering. The makers' mark is incised at the foot of the kerbstones.


Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Kerbs Concrete, granite 240 900 2110 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
West kerb: IN LOVING MEMORY OF
North kerb: MY DEAR HUSBAND JOHN RAMSELL,
DIED JULY 21ST. 1940, AGED 62 YEARS.
East kerb: "PEACE, PERFECT PEACE."
South kerb: ALSO OUR DEAR SON PTE. WILLIAM RAMSELL,
KILLED IN ACTION SEPTEMBER 23RD. 1918, AGED 21 YEARS.
Foot of kerbstones: E & H JACKSON

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

Local authorities:
From WW1: Bolsover Parish Council; Bolsover Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Bolsover Parish Council; Bolsover District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
1920s: The memorial was made by E & H Jackson, monumental masons.

6th February, 2013: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. Although the kerbstones were intact and clearly legible, the northern stone had been overturned and the grave was in an unkempt condition.
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Comments
Page © Roy Branson