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Maj T A Walton

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial plaque at St Thomas the Apostle's Church, Pear Tree, commemorating Maj Thomas Walton.
Images
Setting Memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
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 north of the chancel arch.
Type
Overall type: Plaque.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An oblong brass plaque with an incised inscription in upright capital roman lettering coloured white. The plaque is monted on a plain wooden backbourd with moulded edges.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque Brass 230 340 2 Fair
Backboard Wood 250 370 25 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS WALTON, M.B.E.
DIED 23RD. NOVEMBER 1957, AGED 86 YEARS
SOMETIME CHURCHWARDEN
ALSO HIS WIFE
ETHEL AUGUSTA WALTON
DIED 24TH. AUGUST 1948, AGED 76 YEARS
AND OF THEIR ONLY SON
THOMAS ATKINSON WALTON
MAJOR, THE SHERWOOD FORESTERS
DIED 4TH. AUGUST 1944, AGED 31 YEARS
INTERRED NEAR ALLAHABAD, N. INDIA

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945) 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 WW2: 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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