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Memorial Title

W E Slater

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial plaque discovered in Normanton Allotments, Derby and commemorating William Slater.
Images
Plaque
Locations
Last known location:
Normanton Allotments Hut
Hathersage Ave
Normanton-by-Derby
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE23 8DB

NGR:
SK 34316 33862
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
The plaque was on temporary display in the hut during the allotment society's open day.

Previous location:
Normanton Allotments
Hathersage Ave
Normanton-by-Derby
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE23 8DB

NGR:
SK 34211 33944
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
The plaque was discovered amongst débris while an allotment was being cleared for re-use. It is conjectured that it may once have been attached to a bench, now lost, at that location.
Type
Overall type: Plaque.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An oblong brass plaque bearing an incised inscription in upright capital block lettering. It is conjectured that it may once have been attached to a bench, now lost.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque Brass 60 150 2 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR SON
WILLIAM EDWARD SLATER
WHO DIED OF WOUNDS IN FRANCE MAY 4. 1917.
AGED 21 YEARS.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Unknown

Local authorities:
From WW1: Normanton Parish Council; Shardlow Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From WW2: Derby County Borough Council (Derby Corporation)
From 1974 to 1997: Derby District (later Borough and from 1977 City) Council and Derbyshire County Council.
Since 1997 the unitary authority has been Derby City Council.
History
1920s?: The plaque is conjectured to have been attached to a bench in the allotments. Subsequently the bench fell into disrepair and the memorial became lost.

Summer, 2016: The plaque was discovered amongst débris while an allotment was being cleared for re-use.

20th August, 2016: The plaque was on temporary display in the allotment society's hut during their open day when it was surveyed by Roy Branson and Anne Branson. It was in fair condition.
References
Derby Telegraph, 16th August 2016, p31: An article about the rediscovery of the plaque.
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