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2Lt M W Aulton-Smith and H D Ottewell

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: A description of a WW1 war memorial plaque to 2Lt Montague Aulton-Smith and Henry Ottewell in St Peter's Church, Littleover, Derby.
Images

Setting Plaque
Locations

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

NGR:
SK 33235 34157
(from online digital mapping)
Location details:
In the south aisle, at the western end of the arcade.
Type

Overall type: Plaque.


Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An oblong, wall-mounted bronze plaque with a border of twin raised narrowlines and the badges of the Royal Field Artillery and the Gloucestershire Regiment at the head. The inscription is in raised upright capital roman lettering.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque Bronze 630 560 20 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

IN MEMORY OF
MONTAGUE WILFRED
AULTON-SMITH
2ND. LIEUT ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
THE DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF
RUBY AULTON-SMITH
WHO FELL IN ACTION NEAR YPRES
BELGIUM ON NOVEMBER 4TH. 1915
AGED 25 YEARS
AND OF HER DEAR BROTHER
HENRY DRAPER
OTTEWELL
1ST. BATT GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT
WHO WAS KILLED NEAR LOOS FRANCE
ON OCT 8TH. 1915
AGED 19 YEARS
"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS,
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS."

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 2
Number served and returned 0
Total names 2
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council.

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

20th December 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in good condition.
References

Comments

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