Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

G Fletcher

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial to George Fletcher 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 17470 81034 ±5m
Location details:
In front of the church, between the tower and the road.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible and the memorial is well cared for.

Description:

An addition to the lettering on a grey granite headstone on a family grave. The memorial comprises a headstone with a decorative curved top and sides, and sprays of flowers in relief in panels at the head and the two bottom corners. The inscription is incised in mainly upright capital block lettering. The headstone is accompanied by plain oblong kerbs.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Grey granite 765 865 100 Good
Kerbs Grey granite 200 855 1860 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
TREASURED MEMORIES OF
BETTY
BELOVED WIFE OF JOHN FLETCHER
WHO PASSED AWAY NOV. 5TH. 1960
AGED 63 YEARS.
A BEAUTIFUL MEMORY LEFT BEHIND.
ALSO GEORGE FLETCHER
K.O.S.B. 1ST. AIRBORNE DIVISION
BELOVED SON OF JOHN & BETTY
WHO DIED FROM WOUNDS SEPT. 22ND. 1944
IN THE BATTLE OF ARNHEM, AGED 22 YEARS.
ALSO OF JOHN
HER BELOVED HUSBAND
WHO DIED MAY. 18TH. 1988
AGED 92 YEARS.
AT REST.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action Battle of Arnhem
(Operation Market Garden)
(17-26 Sep 1944)
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Fletcher 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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