Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Capt W J Roberts

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial comprising an addition to a gravestone in Christ Church graveyard, Stonegravels, Chesterfield, commemorating Capt W J Roberts.
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 38499 72296 ±5m
Location details:
The church is at the rear of the Parish Centre. The memorial is west of the church, opposite the main entrance, near the path from the road.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is faint but legible.


Description:

An addition to the lettering on a stone on a family grave. The limestone memorial comprises oblong kerbs with a deep chamfer on the inner face bearing the inscription incised in upright capital roman lettering. The kerbs accompany a CWGC headstone and have the maker's name incised at the foot.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Kerbs Limestone 165 865 1940 Fair
Headstone Limestone 740 380 75 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
CWGC headstone:
4067721 PRIVATE
J. C. ROBERTS
THE SHERWOOD FORESTERS
16TH FEBRUARY 1940 AGE 34
LOVED AND REMEMBERED ALWAYS
ALSO HIS MOTHER ELIZABETH
WHO DIED 7.2.1927 AGE 50
R.I.P.
North kerb:
ALSO CAPT. W. J. ROBERTS INTERRED AT IPSWICH DEC 10TH 1922 AGED 55 YEARS REUNITED
Foot of kerbs:
W JACKSON

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Non-combat death Totals
Action
Number died * 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
* See comments below.
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Roberts family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Chesterfield Parish Council; Chesterfield Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: (Unparished); Chesterfield Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
Unknoen date: The kerbs were made by W Jackson, monumental mason.

28th September, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition although the inscription was faint and not easy to read.
References
Comments
Pte J C Roberts is buried here so this is not a war memorial to him - it is his war grave, recognised as such by the CWGC. Capt W J Roberts is buried at Ipswich, therefore this is a war memorial to him.

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