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Memorial Title

Col G Gascoyne

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a memorial plaque in St Peter's Church, Littleover, Derby commemorating the military service of Col George Gascoyne.
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:
On the south wall of the south aisle, in the Baptistry.
Type

Overall type: Plaque.


Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An oblong, nowy-headed, wall-mounted brass plaque with an incised badge of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment at the head and an elaborate border in the style of an architectural arch. The incised inscription is in upright capital block lettering coloured black with rubricated initials.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque Brass 800 490 2 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

TO THE MEMORY OF
COLONEL
GEORGE GASCOYNE
FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS
WARDEN OF THIS CHURCH.
A POPULAR INHABITANT AND
A TRUSTED FRIEND OF THIS PARISH
DEVOTED TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE AND
MAGISTERIAL WORK OF THIS COUNTY.
FOR 12 YEARS HE COMMANDED
THE 5TH.. BATN.. THE SHERWOOD FORESTERS,
AND THE CORPS OF
IMPERIAL VETERANS.
HE DIED ON APRIL 13TH.. 1916.
AGED 73 YEARS.
REQUIESCAT IN PACE
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Unspecified service.
Number died 0
Number served and returned 1
Total names 1
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

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