Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

TSM T McClaughry

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a Crimean War memorial to Troop Sergeant Major Thomas McClaughry on a gravestone in St Michael's Churchyard, Alvaston, Derby.
Images
Setting Gravestone
Locations
Last known location:
St Michael and
 All Angels' Churchyard
Church St
Alvaston
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE24 0PR

NGR:
SK 39214 33357
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
West of the church tower and close to it.
Type
Overall type: Gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair: the inscription is legible.


Description:

A headstone on a grave. The tall limestone headstone has a pointed arch top, chamferred edges and foliage in relief in a cusped triangular panel at the head. The inlaid inscription is in upright capital block lettering.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Limestone 1400 700 80 Fair
Dimensions not known.
Inscription
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
THOMAS Mc.CLAUGHRY,
BORN AT EDENDERRY, KINGS COUNTY, IRELAND,
FORMERLY TROOP SERGEANT MAJOR
4TH. ROYAL IRISH DRAGOON GUARDS,
IN WHICH REGIMENT HE SERVED 25 YEARS.
WENT THROUGH THE CRIMEAN WAR WITH THEM
AND WAS AT THE STORMING OF SEBASTOPOL.
HE CAME TO DERBY IN 1867, TO BE THE
DRILL INSTRUCTOR FOR THE DERBYSHIRE YEOMANRY,
AND DIED AT ALVASTON JULY 9TH. 1895,
IN THE 75TH. YEAR OF HIS AGE.
PSALM CVI. VERSE 10.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Crimean War (1854-1856)
Number died 0
Number served and returned 1
Total names 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the McClaughry family.

Local authorities:
From 19th Century: 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
20th April, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
References
Comments
This memorial does not comply with the generally accepted definition of a war memorial because TSM McClaughty is buried in this grave, but it is included here because it does not deserve to be neglected.

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