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Memorial
Title
59th (North Midland) Division (TF)
Images
Setting Plaque
Locations
Last known location:
Our Lady and All
 Saints' Church
Rykneld Square
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S40 1XJ

NGR:
SK 38516 71171
(From online digital mapping)
Location details:
The memorial is at the east end of the nave, on the south side of the tower arch.

The church is also known as St Mary and All Saints' Church

Rykneld Square was formerly known as Church Way.
Type
Overall type: Plaque


Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An upright oblong cast bronze plaque with small decorative crosses in the top corners and a 45mm wide raised border of acorns, oak leaves and ribbons. The raised inscription is in upright capital roman lettering.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque Bronze 1030 710 35 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
59TH. (NORTH MIDLAND) DIVISION (T.F.)
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
IN MEMORY OF THE DEAD
AND TO RECORD THE SERVICE
OF THE DIVISION IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918
YPRES, 1917. MENIN ROAD, POLYGON WOOD.
CAMBRAI, 1917. ST. QUENTIN. FIRST BATTLE
OF BAPAUME, 1918. BAILLEUL. FIRST
BATTLE OF KEMMEL. ALBERT, 1918
ROYAL ARTILLERY
295 (2/1 N. MID.) BDE. (LINCOLN)
296 (2/2 N. MID.) BDE. (STAFFS)
297 (2/3 N. MID.) BDE. (STAFFS.)
298 (2/4 N. MID.) BDE. (DERBY)
V. HEAVY TRENCH MORTAR BAT.
ROYAL ENGINEERS
467 FIELD COY. (STAFFS.)
469 FIELD COY. (STAFFS.)
470 FIELD COY. (STAFFS.)
SIGNAL COY. (STAFFS, NOTTS,
DERBY, LINCOLN & LEICESTER)
DIV. AMM. COL. (STAFFS. & DERBY)
176TH (STAFFS.)
INFANTRY BDE.
177TH (LINCS. &
LEICESTER)
INFANTRY BDE.
178TH (NOTTS.
& DERBY)
INFANTRY BDE.
2/5 BN. S. STAFFS. REG.
2/6 BN. S. STAFFS. REG.
2/5 BN. N. STAFFS. REG.
2/6 BN. N. STAFFS REG.
174 MACHINE GUN COY.
176 TRENCH MORTAR B.
2/4 BN. LINCOLN REG.
2/5 BN. LINCOLN REG.
2/4 BN. LEICESTER REG.
2/5 BN. LEICESTER REG.
177 MACHINE GUN COY.
177 TRENCH MORTAR B.
2/5 BN. NOTTS. & DERBY R.
2/6 BN. NOTTS. & DERBY R.
2/7 BN. NOTTS. & DERBY R.
2/8 BN. NOTTS. & DERBY R.
175 MACHINE GUN COY.
178 TRENCH MORTAR B.
200 MACHINE GUN COMPANY
A.S.C.
NO. 1 COY. (STAFFS)
NO. 2 COY. (LINCOLN
& LEICESTER)
NO.3 COY (STAFFS.)
NO. 4 COY. (NOTTS. &
DERBY)
R.A.M.C.
2/1 N. MID. FIELD AMB. (DERBY)
2/2 N. MID. FIELD AMB.
(LEICESTER)
2/3 N. MID. FIELD AMB. (STAFFS)
SANITARY SECTION
(LEICESTER)
R.A.V.C.
N. MID. VET. SECT.
(LINCOLN)
250 DIVL. EMLOY.
COMPANY

Conflicts and people commemorated
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 0
Number served and returned 0
Total names 0
Administration
Custodian: -

Local authorities:
After WW1: Borough of Chesterfield; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Chesterfield Borough Council (unparished); Derbyshire County Council.
History
c1926: Designed by Lt Col J C Baines.

13th February, 1927: Unveiled by Maj Gen A E Sandbach CB DSO and dedicated by Archbishop Crosse

15th July, 1971: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List For England reference 1334708.

24th November, 1976: The church lies within the Chesterfield Town Centre Conservation Area designated on that date.

18th January, 2012: Surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot.
References
Tamworth Herald; 22nd January, 1927; p7: A report of the forthcoming unveiling ceremony, with background information.

Nottingham Evening Post; 15th February, 1927; p6: A brief report of the unveiling ceremony.
Comments
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