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Memorial
Title

J French

Images
Setting Grave Gravestone
Locations
Last known location:
St John the Evangelist's
 Churchyard
St John's Road (B6159)
Newbold
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S41 8PE

NGR:
SK 37100 73548 ±5m
Location details:
Near the middle of the western section of the cemetery.
Type
Overall type: Addition to Gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to a black ceramic memorial on a family grave. The headstone is in the style of an unfurled scroll bearing an incised inscription in upright capital lettering and is accompanied by plain chamfered oblong kerbs with a further inscription.


Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Ceramic 330 380 510 Fair
Kerbs Ceramic 200 900 2110 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Headstone: IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HENRY FRENCH
DIED MARCH 3RD. 1903
AGED 41 YEARS.
ALSO SARAH.
HIS BELOVED WIFE
DIED FEB. 9TH. 1939
AGED 73 YEARS.
ASLEEP IN JESUS.

East kerb:

ALSO JOHN FRENCH.
KILLED IN ACTION 1917
AGED 19 YEARS.


Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the French family

Local authorities:
From WW1: Newbold and Dunston Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1922: Chesterfield Borough Council (unparished); Derbyshire County Council.
History
10th July, 2013: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
References
Comments
Page © Roy Branson