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Memorial
Title

Dvr K Lilley

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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 47682 70084 ±5m
Location details:
Grave 1945 towards the centre of the cemetery. The cemetery is generally known as St Marys New Churchyard.
Type
Overall type: Vase.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.

Description:

A vase on a family grave. The square concrete vase has a thin granite panel on one face with an incised badge of the Royal Army Service Corps at the centre and an incised inscription in upright capital block lettering. The grave also has concrete kerbstones with broad chamfers on their inner edges bearing thin granite panels with a further incised inscription in upright capital block and roman lettering. A further black ceramic vase has no inscription. A small metal plate is set into the surface of the grave and bears its number. A small incised inscription at the foot of the kerbs is only partially legible but is presumed to be the maker's mark.


Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Vase Concrete, granite 200 250 230 Fair
Kerbs Concrete, granite 200 900 2140 Fair
Vase Ceramic c200 c250 c230 Fair
Plaque Metal c50 c100 c10 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
West kerb: IN LOVING MEMORY OF
North kerb: MY DEAR HUSBAND GEORGE WILLIAM AYRES,
WHO ENTERED INTO REST OCT. 13TH. 1940, AGED 67 YEARS.
East kerb: "UNTIL THE DAY BREAKS."
Vase: TREASURED MEMORIES OF
A DEAR HUSBAND
AND FATHER
DVR KENNETH LILLEY,
KILLED IN ACTION/ AT DUNKIRK,
MAY 1940, AGED 22 YEARS.
Grave number plate: 1945
Foot of kerbs: [...]CKSON

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Lilley family.

Local authorities:
From WW2: Bolsover Parish Council; Bolsover Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Bolsover Parish Council; Bolsover District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
1940s: The memorial was probably made by E & H Jackson, monumental masons.

6th February, 2013: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
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Comments
Page © Roy Branson