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Memorial Title

Cpl H Lane

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: A description of a WW1 war memorial to Cpl Harold Lane 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 33230 34113 ±5m
Location details:
Near the middle of the churchyard.
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 headstone accompanied by kerbs. The headstone has a shallow arch top with lobed and hollowed shoulders but has been laid flat on the surface of the grave. It has a rose in relief in each lobe and bears an inlaid inscription in various styles of lettering. The oblong kerbs have narrow chamfered edges with inscriptions inlaid in upright capital lettering on the upper surface.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone White marble 610 910 75 Fair
Kerbs White marble 310 1055 2290 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

Headstone:
In Loving Memory of
A DEAR HUSBAND AND FATHER
JOHN WILLIAM LANE,
AT REST DECEMBER 24. 1926. AGED 53 YEARS.
"HIS END WAS PEACE."
ALSO THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
ROSA,
AT REST JULY 14. 1948, AGED 72 YEARS.
"JESUS IN THY TENDER KEEPING,
LEAVE WE NOW OUR LOVED ONES SLEEPING."
South kerb:
ALSO CPL. HAROLD LANE, KILLED IN FRANCE AUG. 8TH. 1915, AGED 21 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 Lane 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

11th November 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. Although the headstone had been laid flat and the kerbs slightly displaced, it was in fair condition, neat, tidy, with fresh flowers and cared for.
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