Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

R Stone

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Rupert Stone added to a gravestone in All Saints' Churchyard, Elton, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Headstone 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 22199 61019 ±5m
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Location details:
Grave C102 northeast of the church, towards the boundary wall.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Poor. The inscription is barley legible.


Description:

Additional lettering to an inscription on a headstone on a family grave. The low grey granite headstone has a stepped top and gilded inscription incised in upright capital block lettering. The headstone is accompanied by oblong granite kerbs.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Grey Granite 620 920 100 Poor
Kerbs Grey Granite c200 920 c2000 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
[IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CORNELIUS S STONE
PASSED AWAY APRIL 12TH 1948
AGED 84 YEARS
JESU LOVER OF MY SOUL
ALSO OF SARAH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED DEC 9TH 1957
IN HER 91ST YEAR
ALSO OF RUPERT THEIR SON
1ST SHERWOODS MISSING AT BERRY-AN-BAC
MAY 27TH 1918 AGED 21 YEARS
ALSO OF HILDA THEIR DAUGHTER
DIED IN INFANCY 1904
RE-UNITED.]

[Inscription barely legible.]
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 Stone 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. Although the memorial itself was intact and robust most of the gilding was lost and the inscription was therefore barely legible.
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