Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

G B Eastwood

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to George Eastwood 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 17495 81074 ±5m
Location details:
Just to the south 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 pointed arch top, a plain border, and with sides slightly splayed towards the foot. The inscription is inlaid in mainly upright capital block lettering. The headstone surmounts an oblong base with bevelled top and is accompanied by plain oblong kerbs and a small white marble tablet bearing an incised inscription which is now illegible.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Limestone 1190 745 70 Fair
Base Limestone 230 990 280 Fair
Kerbs Limestone 170 990 1895 Fair
Tablet White marble 305 180 20 Poor
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
HERBERT EASTWOOD,
OF HIGHER OPENSHAW,
NEAR MANCHESTER,
WHO DIED OCT 31ST. 1892,
AGED 49 YEARS.
T'IS THE LORDS WILL LET
HIM DO WHAT SEEMETH HIM GOOD.
ALSO SARAH, HIS LOVING WIFE,
WHO DIED NOV. 30. 1900,
AGED 57 YEARS.
PEACE PERFECT PEACE.
ALSO GEORGE BRADWELL
THEIR YOUNGEST SON, AND BELOVED
HUSBAND OF GERTRUDE EASTWOOD,
(KINGS LIVERPOOL REGT.)
WHO DIED OF WOUNDS IN FRANCE
MAY 20. 1918, AGED 36 YEARS.
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 Eastwood 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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