Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

G W Aked

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial comprising an addition to a gravestone in Christ Church graveyard, Stonegravels, Chesterfield, commemorating George Aked.
Images
Setting Grave Memorial Click in a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Christ Church graveyard
Sheffield Rd (B6057)
Stonegravels
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S41 7JH

NGR:
SK 38532 72329 ±5m
Location details:
The church is at the rear of the Parish Centre. The memorial is north of the church, next to the boundary hedge.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to the lettering on a stone on a family grave. The Limestone memorial comprises a wheel cross on a tapered shaft surmounting a square base with battered sides and accompanied by oblong kerbs. The centre of the cross bears a Christograph in relief and the inscription is inlaid on the 6 o'clock face of the shaft and base in upright capital roman lettering, with the maker's name at the foot of the kerbs.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross Limestone 1250 340 105 Fair
Base Limestone 200 660 430 Fair
Kerbs Limestone 95 855 2090 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of cross shaft:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
SACRED
TO THE
MEMORY OF
GEORGE W.
AKED
DIED JUNE 1ST. 1935
AGED 84
ALSO
MARY BANCROFT
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED SEP. 19TH. 1936
AGED 83.
REUNITED.
ALSO
GEORGE WILLIAM
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED ON ACTIVE
SERVICE IN FRANCE
DEC. 4TH. 1918,
AGED 39.
THY WILL BE DONE
ALSO
DORIS HILDA BALL
DIED NOV. 25TH. 1947
AGED 52 YEARS.
AT REST
6 o'clock face of base:
ALSO HAROLD N. BALL
A DEAR HUSBAND AND FATHER
DIED OCT 3RD. 1961 AGED 62 YEARS.
Foot of kerbs:
[LISTER & BRAI...EN
WORKSOP]

[Some lettering missing or damaged.]
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Aked family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Chesterfield Parish Council; Chesterfield Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: (Unparished); Chesterfield Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
28th September, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
References
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