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St John the Baptist's Church

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 and WW2 war memorial roll of honour at St John the Baptist's Church, Ashbourne, Derbyshire.
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Setting Memorial Inscription
Locations
Last known location:
St John the Baptist's Church
Buxton Rd (A515)
Ashbourne
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE6 1GQ

NGR:
SK 18036 46971
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
The building is on the east side of the road. The memorial is on the south side of the apsoidal chancel near the chancel arch.
Type
Overall type: Roll of honour.


Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A framed and glazed roll of honour. The roll is delicately produced in coloured calligraphy with headings in blue, red and gold and a design at the head symbolising a new dawn. The names are in three columns of black sentence case calligraphy with a quotation in pastel blue at bottom right and the maker's name is pencilled in the corner. The frame is of narrow wooden moulding.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Roll of honour Paper 485 645 - Good
Frame Wood, glass, card 720 875 20 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
ST JOHN'S CHURCH ASHBOURNE
1914 - 1918
LEST WE FORGET
1939 - 1945
2ND LIEUT. D. Callow PRIVATE W. LeGrice  Augustus Beeby
SERGT. W. A. Wibberley  T. H. Mainwaring  Ian Barker
CPL. L. G. Lowndes  J. Moon  Thomas Hambleton
L/CPL. A. Harding  E. Plant  Norman Middleton
 C. Bellfield GUNNER F. W. Potter  Cyril Plant
 W. Blake PRIVATE A. Silvester  John Richardson
 F. G. Bull  R. Spencer  Donald Wibberley
 F. Colclough  T. Tunnicliffe  Redvers Wibberley
TROOPER F. Courtman GUNNER N. Walker  Harold Wetton
 F. Cox PRIVATE H. Walton  Arthur Wright
 M. Foulkner  C. Ward
 J. Hellaby  J. Wardle
 A Hollinshead PIONEER H. Wright Their Name
 A. Housley    Liveth
PRIVATE H. Courtman  F. Bates  for Evermore
PRIVATE W. A. Astle  W. Fearn

Rosemary Brice, 2001.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action
Number died 31 10 41
Served and returned  0  0  0
Total names 31 10 41
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From 1974: Ashbourne Town Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
November, 1968: The church lies within the Ashbourne Conservation Area first designated on that date but subsequently revised and extended.

14th February, 1974: The church was first listed Grade II*, Heritage List for England number 1279720.

2001: The memorial was made by Rosemary Brice.

27th July 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition.
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