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Memorial
Title

H Brakes

Images
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 37146 73614 ±5m
Location details:
In the northern section of the cemetery, towards the western side.
Type
Overall type: Addition to Gravestone.


Overall condition: At risk. Not all of the inscription is legible.

Description:

An addition to a sandstone monument on a family grave. A presumed cross or other feature is now lost and only a three-stepped base remains. The remaining inscription is incised in upright capital block lettering.


Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Unknown
(Cross?)
Unknown - - - Lost
Base Sandstone 600 610 500 At risk
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of base:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
MY DEAR HUSBAND
JOHN WILLIAM
BRAKES
DIED MARCH 1ST. 1914
AGED 58 YEARS.
ALSO OF HAROLD, YOUNGEST SON OF
JOHN W. & MARY J. BRAKES
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
AUGUST 4TH. 1916
AGED 20 YEARS.
["]GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS
THAT GAVETH HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIEND"
9 o'clock face of base:
ALSO
MARY JANE,
WIFE OF
JOHN WILLIAM
BRAKES.
DIED JUNE 26. 1935
AGED 77 YEARS.
3 o'clock face of base:
ALSO
RONALD JOHN
[WATSON]
GRANDSON OF THE
FIRST-NAMED
[ALICE & WILLIE? WATSON
DIED JAN? 16TH 1924
... YEAR 9 MONTHS]
[Any inscription on the lost component is unknown, and much of that on the 3 o'clock face of the base was heavily encrusted with lichen and illegible.]
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Brakes 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 poor condition and at risk.
References
Comments
Page © Roy Branson