Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

M Townsend and G Townsend

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Maurice Townsend and Geoffrey Townsend 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 17479 81080 ±5m
Location details:
Just to the west of the tower.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to the lettering on a white marble headstone on a family grave. The memorial comprises a headstone with a shallow arch top with a decorative design incorporating flowers and a handshake in relief. The stone has a chamfered border and the sides splay out slightly towards the foot. The inscription is inlaid in mainly upright capital lettering. The headstone surmounts an oblong base with bevelled top.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone White marble 1310 700 95 Fair
Base White marble 260 815 235 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
In
Loving
Memory of
FANNY,
BELOVED WIFE OF
JOSEPH TOWNSEND, OF COPLOW DALE
WHO DIED MAY 22ND. 1926,
AGED 64 YEARS.
"AT REST."
ALSO, MAURICE, THEIR SON,
KILLED IN ACTION AUG. 1OTH. 1917,
AGED 25 YEARS.
ALSO GEOFFREY, THEIR SON,
PRESUMED KILLED IN ACTION
APRIL 26TH. 1918,
AGED 24 YEARS.
"UNTIL THE DAY BREAK."
ALSO THE ABOVE JOSEPH,
WHO DIED SEPT. 9TH. 1927,
AGED 70 YEARS.
"THY WILL BE DONE."
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died 2 2
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 2 2
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Townsend 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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