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2Lt G L Sims

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: A description of a WW1 war memorial to 2Lt Gordon Sims added to a gravestone in St Peter's Churchyard, Littleover, Derby.
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Setting Grave Gravestone Inscription
Locations

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

NGR:
SK 33281 34171 ±5m
Location details:
In the northeast corner of the churchyard, south of the path, by the steps to the war memorial.
Type

Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to a memorial stone on a family grave. The memorial comprises a white marble latin cross with a Christograph in relief in a roundel at its centre. The cross surmounts a three-stepped base with bevelled tops to each step and is accompanied by oblong kerbs with narrow chamfered edges. The inscriptions are inlaid in upright capital block lettering on the faces of the base and on the upper surface of the kerbs.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross White marble 995 505 95 Fair
Base White marble 600 870 650 Fair
Kerbs White marble 250 1010 2300 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

6 o'clock face of base:
In Loving Memory
of
FREDERICK SAMUEL,
THE DEARLY LOVED CHILD OF
GEORGE SAMUEL AND CAROLINE
MARGARET SIMS,
WHO FELL ASLEEP MAY 9 1912'
Aged 17 weeks
"SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME
FOR OF SUCH IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN."
9 o'clock face of base:
In devoted
memory of
CAROLINE
MARGARET SIMS,
WHO FELL ASLEEP JAN 20 1943,
"IN SURE AND CERTAIN HOPE OF THE
RESURRECTION TO ETERNAL LIFE."
12 o'clock face of base:
Also of
THEIR DEARLY LOVED
ELDEST SON
GEORGE HAROLD
WHO DIED AT CAPE TOWN, S. AFRICA
ON JULY 15. 1933, AGED 39 YEARS
AND WAS BURIED AT SEA.
3 o'clock face of base:
In devoted
Memory of
GEORGE SAMUEL,
VERY DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF
CAROLINE MARGARET SIMS,
WHO FELL ASLEEP JULY 10 1925,
Aged 69 Years
COME UNTO ME, ALL YE THAT LABOUR AND ARE
HEAVY LADEN AND WE WILL GIVE YOU REST.
East kerb:
ALSO OF OUR THIRD DEARLY LOVED SON GORDON LAWRENCE,
North kerb:
2ND. LIEUT. 36TH. SIKHS. WHO PASSED AWAY ON FEB. 22ND. 1920, AT NOWSHERA. INDIA. Aged 19 years.

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 Sims 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

28th May 2012: The memorial was surveyed by Eric Naden. It was in fair condition.

11th November 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
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