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Pte R W Shaw

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Pte Ralph Shaw 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 23925 60575 ±5m
Location details:
Grave C53 west of the church, near the path.
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 an incised inscription in upright capital block lettering. The maker’s name is incised at the foot and the headstone surmounts an oblong limestone base with a chamfered top.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Limestone 1270 705 80 Fair
Base Limestone 180 870 250 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

In
Memory of
WILLIAM SHAW,
WHO DIED NOV. 27 1921
AGED 75 YEARS.
ALSO
MARY HANNAH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED JAN 13 1926.
AGED 84 YEARS.
ALSO
PTE. RALPH WILLIAM SHAW
K.O.Y.L.I. SON OF THE ABOVE
KILLED IN ACTION IN ITALY DEC 1917
AGED 31 YEARS.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1

  CARSON
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Shaw 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 S Carson, monumental mason.

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.

4th December 2009: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition .
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