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Memorial
Title

Pte W B Gordon

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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 47672 70079 ±5m
Location details:
The grave is towards the centre of the cemetery. The cemetery is generally known as St Marys New Churchyard.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: At risk. The inscription is legible.

Description:

An addition to a kerbstone on a family grave The grave bears an oblong headstone with a stepped top and chamfered kerbstones on three sides but the headstone and the two long kerbs have been overturned. The east kerbstone bears the inscription in upright capital block lettering, of which a few letters are missing.


Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Stone* 610 870 80 At risk
Kerbs Stone* 150 870 2120 At risk
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
*The headstone could be limestone or concrete.
Inscription
Headstone: [Inaccessible]
East kerb: AL[SO OU]R DEAR [B]ROTHE[R] PTE. W. B. Gordo[n,] R.S.F.
KILL[ED] IN ACTIO[N] OCT 21ST. 1915, AGED 23 YEARS.
SWEETEST MEMORIES

[Some letters damaged or missing.]

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 Gordon 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
6th February, 2013: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. The headstone and two side kerbstones had been overturned. The east kerbstone was intact and the lettering legible but some letters were missing. The grave was in an unkempt condition.
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Comments
Page © Roy Branson