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Memorial
Title

Pte W H Jepson

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 37203 73605 ±5m
Location details:
North of the church, near the middle of the graveyard, east of the path.
Type
Overall type: Addition to Gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to a grey granite headstone on a family grave. The headstone has a flat top with stepped corners, rebated side panels bearing geometric designs in relief and a battered face bearing the inlaid inscription in upright capital block lettering. The headstone surmounts two sets of kerbstones, the outer one of sandstone and the inner one of grey granite bearing a further inlaid inscription. A square granite vase is positioned on the surface of the grave.


Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Granite 620 865 150 Fair
Kerbs Granite c70 735 1770 Fair
Kerbs Sandstone - 900 2150 Fair
Vase Granite 250 250 250 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Headstone:
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALICE MAUD JEPSON
DIED MAY 10TH. 1941, AGED 58 YEARS.
ALSO HER BELOVED HUSBAND
PTE. WILLIAM HENRY JEPSON
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE APRIL 27. 1917
AGED 35 YEARS.
ALSO THEIR DAUGHTER HANNAH,
DIED JAN. 31ST. 1919, AGED 3 YEARS.
SOME DAY OUR EYES SHALL SEE
THE FACES WE LOVED SO WELL
SOME DAY OUR HANDS SHALL CLASP
AND NEVER SAY FAREWELL.
West kerb:
REUNITED.
North kerb:
ALSO WILLIAM JOHNSON, [DIED] SEPT. 18TH. 1919, AGED 4 YEARS. R.I.P.

[Some letters missing or damaged.]


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 Jepson family

Local authorities:
From WW1: Newbold and Dunston Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1922: Chesterfield Borough Council (unparished); Derbyshire County Council.
History
17th January, 2014: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition although the components had obviously been rearranged at some time because marks on the headstone indicated that kerbs had previously been attached to the face but had subsequently been repositioned at a lower level.
References
Comments
Page © Roy Branson