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Memorial
Title

S A Bird

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

NGR:
SK 37151 73630 ±5m
Location details:
In the northern section of the cemetery, towards the western side.
Type
Overall type: Addition to Gravestone.


Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible.

Description:

An addition to a white marble headstone on a family grave. The headstone has a pointed arch top with a broad border of ivy leaves in relief, recessed sides with decorative brackets near the top, and a spray of flowers in relief within a triangular panel at the head. The opening inscription is in upright capital block lettering in relief but the remainder is incised in mainly upright capital block lettering. The headstone surmounts a fluted white marble plinth with bevelled top and an oblong base with bevelled top, and is accompanied by plain oblong sandstone kerbs.


Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone White marble 1360 785 100 Good
Plinth White marble 225 840 200 Good
Base Sandstone 280 890 360 Good
Kerbs Sandstone 200 880 1620 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LUCY ANN,
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
SAMUEL EDWARD BIRD,
WHO DIED DECEMBER 29TH. 1914,
AGED 45 YEARS.
Also SAMUEL ARNOLD,
SON OF THE ABOVE, OF THE R.F.A.,
WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
IN PALESTINE,
OCT. 16TH. 1918,
AFTER OVER FOUR YEARS WAR SERVICE.
AGED 22 YEARS.
ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THE ABOVE SAMUEL EDWARD BIRD,
DIED MARCH 22ND. 1940.
UNTIL THE DAY BREAK.
AND ALICE ROSAMUND,
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE AND WIFE OF
HAROLD HOLBORN,
WHO DIED NOV. 30TH. 1952, AGED 63 YEARS.
AND HAROLD HOLBORN,
WHO DIED JUNE 26TH. 1954,
AGED 69 YEARS.
REUNITED.
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 Bird family

Local authorities:
From WW1: Newbold and Dunston Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1922: Chesterfield Borough Council (unparished); Derbyshire County Council.
History
9th October, 2013: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition.
References
Comments
Page © Roy Branson