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Cpl W F Sawers

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial plaque at St John the Baptist's Church, Ashbourne, Derbyshire commemorating Cpl W F Sawers.
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Setting Memorial
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 return of the chancel arch.
Type
Overall type: Plaque.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An oblong brass plaque on a wooden frame. The plaque has a thin incised border coloured black and the badge of the RAMC to the left. The inscription is in sentence case uncials also coloured black. The plain frame is of varnished oak.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque Brass 150 355 5 Fair
Frame Oak 200 405 20 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
In loving memory
Corpl. W. F. Sawers R.A.M.C.
who served his King and Country
15 years and died whilst serving
in the Great War July 13th. 1915.
"My reward is with my God"
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died 1 1
Served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Ashbourne Parish Council; Ashbourne Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
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.

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