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2Lt J W Evans

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial plaque at St Thomas the Apostle's Church, Pear Tree, commemorating 2Lt John (Jack) Evans.
Images
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Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Thomas the Apostle's
 Church
Pear Tree Rd
Pear Tree
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE23 8NQ

NGR:
SK 35327 34371
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
The memorial is to the south of the chancel arch.
Type
Overall type: Plaque.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An oblong brass plaque with a thin incised border coloured black, the badge of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment at top left and a latin cross coloured red at the centre. The inscription is incised in upright capital roman lettering coloured black.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque Brass 355 505 2 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
2ND. LIEUT. JOHN WILLIAM EVANS "JACK"
(11TH. SHERWOODS)
ONLY SON OF
MARY ELIZABETH AND WILLIAM WARREN EVANS,
WHO DIED AT LYSSENHOEK ON APRIL 10TH. 1917
OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION NEAR YPRES,
AGED 24 YEARS.
INTERRED IN LYSSENHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, POPERHINGE.
"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"

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: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Derby County Borough Council (Derby Corporation)
From 1974: Derby District (later Borough and from 1977 City) Council and Derbyshire County Council.
From 1997: The unitary authority has been Derby City Council.
History
21st July, 1993: The church was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1230642.

10th September, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Anne Branson. The church was undergoing some reconstruction and the south aisle was boarded off, but the memorial was in fair condition.
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