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Memorial Title

PO J G C Grieve

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: A description of a WW2 war memorial to PO James Grieve added to a gravestone in St Peter's Churchyard, Littleover, Derby.
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Setting Grave Inscription
Locations

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

NGR:
SK 33281 34168 ±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 roughly dressed grey granite cross accompanied by oblong kerbs. The inscriptions are inlaid in upright capital block lettering on the face of the cross and on the upper surface of the kerbs.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross Grey granite 1240 550 200 Fair
Kerbs Grey granite 150 910 2130 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

Face of cross:
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
HARRIET SMITH
CORLETT.
WIDOW OF THE
REV. JOHN CORLETT,
OF S. JOHN'S ISLE OF MAN
AT REST
FEB. 24TH. 1913,
AGED 73 YEARS.
"HER CHILDREN ARISE UP
AND CALL HER BLESSED."
ALSO OF HER DAUGHTER
JESSIE GRIEVE
BELOVED WIFE OF
DR. J. G. GRIEVE
AT REST MAY 9TH. 1942.
North kerb:
AND OF PILOT OFFICER JAMES GAVIN CALDWELL GRIEVE, R.A.F.V.R.
SON OF THE ABOVE, KILLED IN ACTION OFF MALTA, FEBRUARY 6TH. 1942, AGED 29 YEARS.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Grieve 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

13th 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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Comments

Page © Roy Branson