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CSgt T Wall

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial tablet commeorating the military service of Colour Sergeant Thomas Wall in St John the Baptist's Church at Winster, Derbyshire.
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Setting Memorial
Locations

Last known location:
St John the Baptist's Church
Elton Rd (B5057)
Winster
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE4 2DH

NGR:
SK 23948 60575
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
On the south wall of the south aisle.
Type

Overall type: Tablet.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A plain oblong white marble tablet on a slate frame. The incised inscription is in capital block lettering coloured black and the lower corners of the frame bear the makers' name. A medal, in a glazed frame, is attached to the top right corner of the frame but its significance is not known.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet White marble 670 840 30 Fair
Frame Slate 890 1060 40 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Tablet:
IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS WALL, WHO DIED FEBRUARY 11TH. 1853,
AGED 67 YEARS.
HIS REMAINS LIE IN THE ADJOINING GROUND.
THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD HE WAS PERMITTED TO
RETURN TO HIS NATIVE TOWN, AFTER A LONG ABSENCE
SPENT, IN THE SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY.
HE HAD THE HONOR OF BEING ENGAGED IN MOST OF THE
GREAT ACTIONS DURING THE PENINSULAR WAR, WAS
APPOINTED COLOR SERGEANT IN H.M.95TH. RIFLE BRIGADE,
AND HIGHLY ESTEEMED BY HIS OFFICERS, AND
COMRADES, HE MAINTAINED THROUGHOUT THE CHARACTER
OF A BRAVE SOLDIER. SEVERELY WOUNDED
IN SEVERAL ACTIONS, HE WAS PRESENTED WITH THE
MEDAL AWARDED BY THE GOVERNMENT, HAVING THE FOLLOWING
VICTORIES INSCRIBED UPON ITS CLASPS.
TOLOUSE.
NIVE.
ST. SEBASTION.
VITTORIA.
BADAJOZ.
ORTHES.
NIVELLE.
PYRENEES.
SALAMANCA.
BARROSA.
CIUDAD RODRIGO.
HE LIVED AND DIED A PATRIOT AND A CHRISTIAN.
Bottom corners of frame:
LOMAS & SONS,    BAKEWELL.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Peninsular War (1808-1814)
Number died 0
Number served and returned 1
Total names 1
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From 19th century: Winster Parish Council; Bakewell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Winster Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History

1850s?: The memorial was made by Lomas & Sons, monumental masons of Bakewell.

17th April, 1951: The church lies in the Peak District National Park designated on that date.

Unknown date: The church lies within the Winster Conservation Area.

12th July 1967: The church was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1335208.

22nd February 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in fair condition, there was a crack in the bottom left corner of the frame but was otherwise well cared for.
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