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Memorial Title

Pte J P Marsden

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Pte Joseph P Marsden 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 22218 61019 ±5m
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Location details:
Grave C159 near the northern corner and the eastern boundary.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

Additional lettering to an inscription on a headstone on a family grave. The grey limestone headstone has a pointed arch top, chamfered borders , recessed sides 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 1375 690 75 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
In Loving Memory of
PTE. JOSEPH PETER MARSDEN,
NO 58404 OF THE 1ST. LEICESTERSHIRE REGT.
THE BELOVED SON OF
PETER AND SARAH MARSDEN
OF ELTON.
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION NEAR BASUEL
IN FRANCE. OCT, 23RD. 1918,
AGED 21 YEARS.
INTERRED IN ST. SOUPLET BRITISH CEMETERY.
THREE MILES SOUTH OF LE CATEAU.
ALSO OF
ANN ELIZABETH,
BELOVED DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED NOV, 29TH. 1918.
AGED 18 YEARS.
NOT LOST BUT GONE BEFORE.
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 Marsden 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.
References
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