Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

J F Smith

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a memorial to the non-combat death in service of John Smith, also known as Frederick Smith, added to a gravestone in St Peter's Churchyard, Littleover, Derby.
Images

Setting Grave Headstone
Locations

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

NGR:
SK 33272 34092 ±5m
Location details:
Towards the eastern boundary of the churchyard.
Type

Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to a memorial stone on a family grave. The memorial comprises a black granite headstone on an oblong base. The headstone has a roll top with stepped shoulders and an incised vertical panel at each side containing climbing roses. The gilded inscription is incised in upright capital block lettering.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Black granite 760 650 105 Good
Base Black granite 105 745 300 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

TREASURED MEMORIES
OF A DEAR
HUSBAND AND FATHER
FREDERICK HERBERT
SMITH
AT REST APRIL 5TH 1978
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO JOHN FREDERICK
DEAR SON OF
FREDERICK AND DORIS SMITH
KILLED DURING ACTIVE SERVICE
ON JANUARY 13TH 1948
AGED 19 YEARS
AND OF
DORIS ADELA
DEARLY BELOVED WIFE
OF FREDERICK
AND DEAR MOTHER OF JOHN
AT REST APRIL 10TH 1985
AGED 76 YEARS
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Non-combat death in service
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Smith family.

Local authorities:
From WW2: 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. It was in good condition and the grave appeared to be cared for.
References

Comments

This record does not comply with the definition of a war memorial adopted by most heritage organisations because it is not clear that the casualty was buried elswhere, but it is included here with the benefit of doubt.
Page © Roy Branson