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Memorial
Title
Derby County Football Club
Images
Setting Tablet
Locations
Last known location:
iPro Stadium
Derwent Parade
Pride Park
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE24 8XL

NGR:
SK 37159 35446
±5m
Location details:
On the external wall at the northwest corner of the building.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible.

Description:

A wall mounted oblong concrete tablet of Spanish dolomite aggregate. The tablet has the emblem of the club incised at the head and infilled in black, a red poppy at each top corner and the inscription and names incised in upright sentence case lettering.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet Concrete 1300 1000 75 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
In remembrance of
Thomas Charles Benfield 1889 - 1918 (Leicestershire Regiment)
George Harold Brooks 1887 - 1918 (York and Lancaster Regiment)
Reginald Henry Callender 1892 - 1915 (Durham Light Infantry)
James Stevenson 1876 - 1916 (Highland Light Infantry)
Bernard William Vann VC MC & Bar 1887 - 1918 (Sherwood Foresters)
Frederick George Wheatcroft 1882 - 1917 (East Surrey Regiment)
and the many others with Derby County connections who answered
the call to serve King and Country in two World Wars.

Conflicts and people commemorated

Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 6
Number served and returned 0
Total names 6
Administration
Custodians: Presumed to be the Derby County Football Club.

Local Authorities:
From 1997: The unitary authority has been Derby City Council.
History
Summer 2014: The project was suggested by Ken Wilson and researched by journalist Anton Rippon.

15th October 2014: The memorial was cast by Evans Concrete.

8th November, 2014: The memorial was unveiled by Sam Rush, President and Chief Executive of Derby County Football Club in the presence of the club's chaplain Tony Luke, representatives of the Mercian Regiment and many guests.

11th March, 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot.
References
The Derby Telegraph website has a story on the preparation of the memorial and its forthcoming unveiling as carried in its edition of 10th September, 2014.

The Derby Telegraph website has a story of the unveiling as carried in its edition of 8th November, 2014.

The Derby County Football Club website has a story of the unveiling on 8th November, 2014.
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