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Memorial Title

S Birch

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial tablet to Stanley Birch at St Michael's Church, Alvaston.
Images
Setting Tablet Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Michael and
 All Angels' Church
Church St
Alvaston
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE24 0PR

NGR:
SK 39235 33353 ±5m OR
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
On the west wall of the south aisle.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


Overall condition: Fair


Description:

A plain oblong white marble tablet with an incised inscription in mixed-case upright roman lettering coloured black.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet White marble 280 310 30 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
In Memory of
STANLEY BIRCH
a member of this church
killed on active service
aged 19
when SS Khedive Ismail
was sunk
12 February 1944
1297 lives were lost in 2 minutes
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Alvaston and Boulton Parish Council; Alvaston and Boulton Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council
From WW2: Alvaston and Boulton Parish Council; Shardlow Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council
From 1950: Derby County Borough Council (Derby Corporation).
From 1974: Derby District (later Borough and from 1977 City) Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1997: Derby City Council (unitary authority).
History
24th February, 1977: The church was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1216019.

9th November, 2003: The memorial was erected by members of the Birch family.

15th February, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
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