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Memorial Title

Pte J W Grove

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Pte James Grove 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 33219 34088 ±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 oblong headstone has a carved wheel cross in a pierced frame at the left side and bears an inlaid inscription in mainly upright capital roman lettering. The oblong kerbs have a narrow chamfer and an inscription inlaid in similar lettering on the upper surface.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone White marble 1030 915 125 Fair
Kerbs White marble 265 965 2085 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

Headstone:
In Loving Memory Of
FANNY,
THE DEAR WIFE OF
FREDERICK GEORGE GROVE.
WHO FELL ASLEEP 25TH. MAY 1934.
AGED 72 YEARS.
ALSO HER BELOVED HUSBAND
FREDERICK GEORGE GROVE,
AT REST 1ST. DECEMBER 1945.
AGED 86 YEARS.
AND OF PRIVATE JAMES WILLIAM GROVE.
THEIR DEAR SON
WHO DIED OF WOUNDS 21ST. NOVEMBER 1917
AGED 34 YEARS.
AND WAS INTERRED IN POPERINGHE CEMETERY.
"UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN."
RE-UNITED.
South kerb:
AND MINNIE, BELOVED WIFE OF REG LIMBERT, AND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE AT REST 2ND. FEB. 1952. PEACE AFTER PAIN.

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 Grove 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

1st December 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and the grave appeared to be cared for.
References

Comments

CWG records the date of death as 20th November 1917.
Page © Roy Branson