Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

F Johnson

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: A description of a WW1 war memorial to Fred Johnson added to a gravestone in St Peter's Churchyard, Littleover, Derby.
Images

Setting Grave Gravestone
Locations

Last known location:
St Peter's Churchyard
Normanton La
Littleover
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE23 6GP

NGR:
SK 33254 34109 ±5m
Location details:
Just to the east of the middle of the churchyard.
Type

Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: At Risk. The inscription is legible but the memorial has been significantly damaged and partly destroyed.

Description:

A white marble headstone on the surface of a family grave bearing an inlaid inscription in upright capital roman lettering. The headstone has a shallow arch top and hollowed shoulders with recessed cornice and floriation and is now laid flat on the ground adjacent to the grave. The headstone was once accompanied by kerbs but they are now lost.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone White marble 615 920 80 At risk
Kerbs Unknown - - - Lost
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
* No attempt was made to identify or measure the adjacent stones.
Inscription


[IN MEMORY] OF
[ARTHUR]
THE [DEARLY] LOVED HUSBAND OF
GERTRUDE JOHNSON
AT REST 13TH. AUGUST 1937, AGED 78 YEARS.
ALSO HIS BELOVED WIFE
GERTRUDE,
AT REST 22ND. DECEMBER 1944, AGED 86 YEARS.
[ALSO] THEIR SON FRED. 2ND. BATTALION GRENADIER GUARDS
[WHO] FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 15TH. SEPT. 1916.
"THY WILL BE DONE."

[Some lettering damaged or 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 Johnson family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Littleover Parish Council; Shardlow Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1968: Derby County Borough Council (Derby Corporation) (Unparished)
From 1974: Derby Borough (and from 1977 City) Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1997 the unitary authority has been Derby City Council.
History

12th March 2014: The memorial was researched and photographed by Eric Naden. The grave was unkempt and the memorial was in such poor condition to be judged at risk.

11th November 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. The grave was still in poor condition and at risk.
References

Comments

CWGC records the date of death as 17th September, 1916.
Page © Roy Branson