Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Pte W Wykes MM

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial comprising an addition to a gravestone in Christ Church graveyard, Stonegravels, Chesterfield, commemorating Pte William Wykes MM.
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 38619 72333 ±5m
Location details:
The church is at the rear of the Parish Centre. The memorial is in the woodland section of the graveyard, towards the northeast corner.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to the lettering on a headstone on a family grave. The tall white marble headstone has a striking curvilinear design in relief at the head, recessed sides and an inlaid inscription in mixed styles of upright, mainly capital, lettering. The headstone surmounts an oblong base with bevelled top and is accompanied by oblong kerbs.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone White marble 1270 635 100 Fair
Base White marble 140 760 220 Fair
Kerbs White marble 100 980 1670 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
In
Loving Memory of
GEORGE,
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
MARGARET WYKES
WHO DIED FEBRY. 24TH. 1910
Aged 55 Years.
HE GIVETH HIS BELOVED SLEEP.
ALSO MARGARET
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED NOV, 30TH. 1926
Aged 69 Years.
SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS.
ALSO
3180 PTE WILLIAM WYKES M.M. R.A.M.C.
KILLED IN ACTION AT YPRES OCT. 12. 1917
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS.
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
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Wykes 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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