Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Rev S T Lewis

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial cross in Christ Church, Stonegravels, Chesterfield, commemorating Rev Sydney Lewis.
Images
Setting Cross Caption Click in a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Christ Church
Sheffield Rd (B6057)
Stonegravels
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S41 7JH

NGR:
SK 38520 72301
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
The church is at the rear of the Parish Centre. The memorial is on the altar of the side chapel at the west end of the south aisle.
Type
Overall type: Cross


Overall condition: Fair The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.

Description:

A plain, simply carved, wooden cross with chamfered limbs accompanied by a modern caption.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross Wood 330 180 110 Fair
Caption Card 40 200 - Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
This Cross was made by a Burmese Christian and was carried by the Rev'd.
Sydney Thomas Lewis, Vicar of Christ Church, Chesterfield, 1939-1947, who
was Chaplain to the Forces in the Far East, 1939-1945, and was used by him
during his Ministrations.

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

Local authorities:
From WW1: Chesterfield Parish Council; Chesterfield Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: (Unparished); Chesterfield Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
14th September, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Anne Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for.

28th September, 2016: The memorial was photographed by Roy Branson.
References
Comments
Thanks to David Nightingale, John Holmes and Wendy Pockson of Christ Church and the Chesterfield St Helen's and District Local History Society for their assistance and provision of material in researching this memorial.

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