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Memorial Title

Pte L M Burton

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Pte Lewis Burton added to a family gravestone in St John the Baptist's Churchyard at Winster, Derbyshire.
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Setting Memorial
Locations

Last known location:
St John the Baptist's
 Churchyard
Elton Rd (B5057)
Winster
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE4 2DH

NGR:
SK 23919 60548 ±5m
Location details:
Grave A20 near the southwest corner.
Type

Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to the inscription on a family gravestone.  The tall limestone headstone has a rounded arch top, chamfered borders and a roundel of snowdrops, primroses and lily of the valley in relief at the head. The inscription is inlaid in mainly upright capital block lettering. The headstone surmounts an oblong limestone base with chamfered top and is part of a cluster, one of which bears the maker’s name.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Limestone 1375 710 75 Fair
Base Limestone 200 910 250 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

In Loving Memory of
DANIEL. THE BELOVED SON OF
THOMAS AND AGNES BURTON
OF WINSTER.
who died March 25. 1901.
Aged 31 Years.
“REST AFTER WEARINESS, PEACE AFTER PAIN.”
ALSO OF
PTE. [LEWIS MARSHALL] BURTON
No 28886. 2/7, NOTTS & DERBY.
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS PRESUMABLY KILLED IN FRANCE
MARCH 21, 1918. AGED 31 YEARS.
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT HE
LAID DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.
ALSO OF THEIR DAUGHTER
EMILY BURTON,
DIED NOV. 28. 1956.
AGED 79 YEARS.
AT REST.

[Some letters were missing.]
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Burton family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Winster Parish Council; Bakewell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Winster Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History

Unknown date: The memorial was provided by W Dakin & Son, monumental masons.

17th April, 1951: The memorial lies in the Peak District National Park designated on that date.

Unknown date: The memorial lies within the Winster Conservation Area.

15th October 2009: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition although a few letters were missing from the inscription.
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