Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

A W Furniss

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Alfred Furniss added to a gravestone in St Peter's Churchyard, Edensor, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Grave Headstone Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Peter's Churchyard
Jap La
Edensor
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE45 1PH

NGR:
SK 25062 69849 ±5m
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Location details:
Slightly east of the middle of the churchyard.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

Additional lettering on a sandstone headstone on a family grave. The tall, freestanding headstone has a triangular arch top, a moulded border and an incised inscription mainly in upright capital lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Sandstone 1280 900 65 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
In memory of
ALFRED WAIN FURNISS
SON OF
PETER AND MARY FURNISS
OF PILSLEY
[ASSISTANT] PAYMASTER IN THE SECOND
[DIVISION] OF HER MAJESTY'S A.W.C. CRIMEA
[AT WHICH] PLACE HIS AMIABLE [DISPOSITION]
[ENDURING] ZEAL. GAINED HIM MANY FRIENDS
DIED JANUARY 24TH. [1857].
AGED 25 YEARS: AT RECIFE CITY
PERN AMBUCO, BRAZIL, AND INTERRED
IN THE BRITISH CEMETERY.

[Some lettering difficult to read due to
lichen growth or staining.]
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Crimean War (1854-1856) Totals
Action Not specified.
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 1 1
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Furniss family.

Local authorities:
From 19th century: Edensor Parish Council, Bakewell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Edensor Parish Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
17th April, 1951: The memorial lies within the Peak District National Park designated on that date.

Unknown date: The memorial lies within the Edensor Conservation Area.

21st July, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition although some lettering was obscured by lichen growth or staining.
References
Comments
AWC was the Army Works Corp, responsible for the construction of roads, railways and jetties.

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