Derbyshire War Memorials
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Capt J M B Wood

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial tablet at Holy Trinity Church, Chesterfield commemorating Capt J M B Wood.
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 east wall of the chancel.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


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

Description:

An upright green marble tablet with a pointed arch top and the badge of the 31st Regiment in relief at the head. The sides of the tablet are battered, it has a broad blank frieze at the foot and the gilded incised lettering is in upright capital roman lettering. The tablet is mounted on a black stone backboard, possibly slate, of similar shape.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet Green marble 970 600 60 Fair
Backboard Black stone 1100 750 25 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
JOHN MICHAEL BRADLEY WOOD
CAPTAIN 31ST. REGIMENT,
WHO DIED AT SPRING BANK, CHESTERFIELD
DERBYSHIRE
ON THE 25TH. OF JANUARY 1874
AGED 34 YEARS.
ERECTED BY HIS BROTHER OFFICERS
BY WHOM HE WAS SINCERELY AND DESERVEDLY
REGRETTED.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Non-combat death Totals
Action
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 gilding on the inscription was rather faded leaving it a little indistinct.
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