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Memorial Title

Pte J Alsop

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Pte J Alsop added to a gravestone in All Saints' Churchyard, Elton, Derbyshire
Images
Setting Gravestone Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
All Saints' Churchyard
Main St
Elton
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE4 4DE

NGR:
SK 22221 61012 ±5m
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Location details:
Grave C167 near the northern corner and the eastern boundary.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible but the memorial is hidden by foliage.

Description:

Additional lettering to an inscription on a headstone on a family grave. The grey limestone headstone has a pointed arch top, chamfered borders and a triangular panel of foliage in relief at the head. The inscription is inlaid in upright, mainly capital, block lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Limestone 1390 780 75 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
In Loving Memory of
ELLEN ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN ALSOP,
OF GRATTON
WHO DIED MARCH 16TH. 1933
AGED 54 YEARS.
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
JOHN ALSOP,
WHO DIED AUGUST 10TH. 1942,
AGED 78 YEARS.
ALSO THEIR BELOVED SON
PTE. JOHN ALSOP NO G/19969.
OF THE ROYAL WEST KENT REGT.
REPORTED MISSING NEAR PASSCHENDAELE
RIDGE OCT 26TH. 1917, AFTERWARDS
PRESUMED KILLED, AGED 19 YEARS.
GOD TAKES OUR LOVED ONES FROM OUR HOMES
BUT NEVER FROM OUR HEARTS.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Alsop family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Elton Parish Council; Bakewell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Elton 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.

15th October, 2009: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition but the headstone was almost totally obscured by a tree growing on the grave.
References
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