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Fl Sgt R Duckworth - Granite Vase

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 granite vase forming a war memorial to Fl Sgt Robert Duckworth on a war grave in St Michael's Churchyard, Alvaston, Derby.
Images
Setting Grave Vase
Locations
Last known location:
St Michael and
 All Angels' Churchyard
Church St
Alvaston
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE24 0PR

NGR:
SK 39199 33338
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
West of the church, close to the boundary wall to the road.
Type
Overall type: Vase.


Overall condition: Fair: the inscription is legible.


Description:

A square granite vase accompanying a CWGC headstone on a war grave. The inscription is incised in upright capital block lettering. A ceramic vase also accompanies the headstone.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Limestone 850 380 75 Fair
Vase Granite 250 230 230 Fair
Vase Ceramic 270 280 280 Fair
Base Ceramic 35 300 300 Fair
Dimensions not known.
Inscription
Headstone:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
1425494 FLIGHT SERGEANT
R. DUCKWORTH
ROYAL AIR FORCE
16TH OCTOBER 1943 AGE 23
HE TOO LOVED LIFE
WHAT HE LOVED, HE GAVE
Granite vase:
TO THE MEMORY
OF
FLIGHT SERGEANT
PILOT
R. DUCKWORTH
FROM HIS
FELLOW WORKMEN
IN ALUM. FOUNDRY
R.R.
Ceramic vase:
IN MEMORY OF
BOB.
Ceramic base:
FROM
No. 1 MOULDING DEPT.
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Duckworth family.

Local authorities:
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
20th April, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
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