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Lt W Poole

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of an Indian Mutiny war memorial tablet at Holy Trinity Church, Chesterfield commemorating Lt William Poole.
Images
Setting Memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Holy Trinity Church
Newbold Rd (B6051)
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S41 7PG

NGR:
SK 38237 71617
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
On the north wall of the chancel.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


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

Description:

An upright, oblong, white marble tablet with a stepped foot and a decorative pediment surmounting a moulded cornice at the head. The pediment comprises a blank shield against a garland of foliage with an officer's sword and the projecting muzzle of a canon. The incised inscription is in upright capital roman lettering coloured black. The tablet is mounted on a black stone backboard, possibly slate, with curved nowy head and similar projecting foot.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet White marble 1160 560 75 Fair
Backboard Black stone 1420 820 30 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM POOLE
LIEUTENANT IN H.M'S 84TH. REGIMENT
THE BELOVED SON OF THE
REVD. ALEXR. POOLE, B.A.,
FIRST INCUMBENT OF THIS CHURCH, AND
ELIZABETH MARY, HIS WIFE,
BORN AT KEGWORTH, JAN. 4TH, 1834.
DIED AT LUCKNOW, SEP. 29TH, 1857.
HE WAS A DUTIFUL AND AFFECTIONATE SON
AND A LOVING BROTHER.
HE FIRST SERVED HIS COUNTRY IN BIRMAH,
AFTERWARDS ACCOMPANIED
SIR JAMES OUTRAM, TO JOIN THE FORCE UNDER
GENERAL HAVELOCK
FOR THE RELIEF OF LUCKNOW, AND
THROUGHOUT THE ADVANCE CONDUCTED
HMSELF MOST GALLANTLY.
DURING THE NIGHT OF THE 28TH, SEP, WHEN
COMMANDING AN OUTPOST IN CLOSE
PROXIMITY TO THE ENEMY, HE FELL MORTALLY
WOUNDED BY A MUSKET BALL.
HE WAS BELOVED BY HIS COMRADES,
ESTEEMED BY HIS SUPERIOR OFFICERS, AND
MOURNED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM.
HIS REMAINS REST IN THE RESIDENCY
CHURCH YARD AT LUCKNOW,
"IN HOPE OF ETERNAL LIFE."
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Indian Mutiny
(1857-1858)
Totals
Action First Relief of Lucknow
(September 1857)
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
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
26th September, 1977: The church was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1334701.

10th September 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Anne Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for, although the colouring on the inscription was rather faded leaving it a little indistinct.
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