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Memorial
Title

M Bird

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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 47658 70043 ±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: Vase.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.

Description:

A vase on a family grave. The oblong concrete vase has an inlaid granite panel on one face bearing the inscription. The grave also has a concrete headstone with an inlaid granite panel and chamfered concrete kerbstones. All of the inscriptions are incised in upright capital lettering.


Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Concrete, granite 480 540 180 Fair
Vase Concrete, granite, metal 200 255 225 Fair
Kerbs Concrete 250 850 2060 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Headstone: IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
JOHN BIRD
DIED FEB. 2ND. 1945,
AGED 76 YEARS.
"ABIDE WITH ME."
ALSO HIS BELOVED WIFE
HANNAH BIRD,
DIED NOV. 24TH. 1949,
AGED 80 YEARS.
Vase: IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MAURICE BIRD,
ACCIDENTALLY KILLED
IN GERMANY
FEB 18TH. 1948, AGED 20 YEARS.
FROM HIS COMRADES
R.A.M.C.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Non Combat
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Bird 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
6th February, 2013: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
References
Comments
Page © Roy Branson