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Memorial Title

St Edmund's Church

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial book of remembrance in St Edmund's Church serving Allenton and Shelton Lock, Derby.
Setting Prayer desk Book Dedication Hover over the thumbnails for a description, click for a larger image.
Slater Smith Base Langley Smith Hodnett Stennett
Yarker Hall Hilliard Chell Baines Bridgman Scott
Locations
Last known location:
St Edmund's Church
Sinfin Ave
Allenton & Shelton Lock
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE24 9JA

NGR:
SK 37054 31870
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
Near the north wall of the side chapel.
Type
Overall type: Book of Remembrance.


Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible and the memorial is well cared for.

Description:

A bound book of remembrance contained in a display case.

The book is composed of high quality paper pages between card covers bound in tan coloured buckram with gilded lettering. The dedication page contains a shield of St Edmund in red and gold at the head and the text in red and black calligraphy with the initial letter gilded and illuminated, and a gilded cross at the foot. Each opening has a gilded wreath on the left leaf and details of an individual casualty in red and black calligraphy, most entries being accompanied by a mounted photograph.

The display case is an oaken prayer desk with the upper surface modified to form a lockable cabinet with hinged and lockable glazed cover.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Book of Remembrance Paper,
card,
buckram
270 240 40 Excellent
Case Oak,
glass,
fabric
875 610 660 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Cover:
ROLL OF
HONOUR

ST. EDMUNDS

Opening page:
SAINT EDMUNDS

A BOOK OF
REMEMBRANCE
in honour of the men
of Allenton & Shelton
Lock who died in the
2nd. World War.

Individual pages:
DENNIS SLATER
SERGEANT R.A.F.V.R.
KILLED IN OPERATIONS
OVER BERLIN
SEPTEMBER 3rd. 1941
AGED 20 YEARS
ALBERT EDWARD SMITH
FLIGHT SERGEANT R.A.F.
KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE
IN EGYPT
SEPTEMBER 28th. 1941
AGED 21 YEARS
Arthur
Frederick
BASE
SUPERINTENDENT - ROLLS ROYCE
KILLED BY ENEMY ACTION
ROLLS ROYCE WORKS. DERBY
JULY 27th. 1942
AGED 54 YEARS

JOHN ELI LANGLEY
TELEGRAPHIST. R.N.
MISSING PRESUMED KILLED
FOLLOWING LOSS of H.M.S.
AVON VALE IN THE
MEDITERRANEAN
JANUARY 29th. 1943
AGED 19 YEARS

ERNEST RICHARD SMITH
ENGINEER OFFICER. MERCHANT NAVY.
MISSING PRESUMED KILLED
FOLLOWING LOSS OF
S.S. ERIN PURA
IN THE MEDITERRANEAN
MAY 1st. 1943
AGED 23 YEARS

KENNETH GEORGE HODNETT
FLIGHT SERGEANT R.A.F.V.R.
KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE
ENGLISH CHANNEL
JUNE 25th. 1944
AGED 23 YEARS

WILLIAM G. STENNETT
PRIVATE
ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGT.
KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE
VENRAY. HOLLAND
NOVEMBER 22nd. 1944
AGED 29 YEARS

THOMAS YARKER
FLIGHT SERGEANT R.A.F.
KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE
IN INDIA
MARCH 5th. 1945
AGED 21 YEARS

BERNARD HALL
FLYING OFFICER R.A.F.
KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE
NEAR WOLVERHAMPTON
MAY 17th. 1945
AGED 24 YEARS

LESLIE HILLIARD
PRIVATE
2nd. BATTN. SHERWOOD FORESTERS
KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE
IN JERUSALEM
JUNE 21st. 1947
AGED 19 YEARS

REGINALD CHELL
CORPORAL
ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS.
KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE
IN MALAYA
MARCH 1st. 1946
AGED 21 YEARS

LESLIE THOMAS BAINES
PRIVATE
WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT
DIED FEBRUARY 23rd. 1950
THE RESULT OF WAR
SERVICE in BURMA

HAROLD BRIDGMAN D.C.M.
PRIVATE
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS
(1914 - 1918)
BADLY DISABLED IN FRANCE
DIED OCTOBER 18th.
1965

RICHARD SCOTT
MERCHANT NAVY
1935 - 1939
2ND. BTN. THE SHERWOOD FORESTERS
1940 - 1945
WOUNDED 1944
DIED 23rd. DECEMBER 1967

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Second World War Civilians (1939-1945) Jewish Insurgency in Mandatory Palestine (1945-1948) Totals
Action
Number died 0 10 1 1 12
Number served and returned 1  1 0 0  2
Total names 1 11 1 1 14
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council

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
22nd June, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in good condition and well cared for.
References
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