Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Sgt R Cooper

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Sgt Randall Cooper comprising additional wording on a family gravestone in St Barnabas's churchyard, Bradwell, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Grave Inscription
Locations
Last known location:
St Barnabas's Churchyard
Church St (B6049)
Bradwell
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S33 9HJ

NGR:
SK 17528 81065 ±5m
Location details:
At the rear of the church, next to the path.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to the lettering on a limestone headstone on a family grave. The memorial comprises a headstone with a triangular arch arch top and with decorative shaped sides. The inscription is incised in mainly upright capital roman lettering. The headstone surmounts an oblong base with bevelled top and is accompanied by oblong kerbs bearing further inscriptions.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Limestone 1085 865 95 Fair
Base Limestone 165 920 250 Fair
Kerbs Limestone 170 915 1750 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Headstone:
IN
MEMORY OF
FLORENCE,
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE COOPER,
DIED MARCH 2ND. 1945,
AGED 78 YEARS.
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
GEORGE COOPER
DIED OCT. 6TH. 1959,
AGED 93 YEARS.
ALSO OUR SON
SGT RANDALL COOPER
12TH. YORK AND LANCS REGT.
KILLED IN FRANCE, JULY 1ST. 1916,
AGED 20 YEARS.
North kerb:
[ALSO] OF [SYDNEY ...OUN... ...] OF GEORGE AND FLORENCE COOPER
[... ... 9TH. 197...] AGED 74 YEARS.

[Some lettering illegible.]

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

Local authorities:
From WW1: Bradwell Parish Council; Bakewell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council
From 1974: Bradwell Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council
History
17th April, 1951: The memorial lies within the Peak District National Park designated on that date.

6th June 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition and well cared for.
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