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St Michael and All Angels' Church - WW1

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial tablet at St Michael's Church, Alvaston, Derby.
Images
Setting Tablet Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Michael and
 All Angels' Church
Church St
Alvaston
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE24 0PR

NGR:
SK 39235 33353
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The tablet is inside the on the north wall of the north aisle.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


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

Description:

A white marble tablet on a black granite backboard. The oblong tablet is surmounted by a moulded cornice and has the inscription incised at the head in upright capital decorative lettering. The names are in three columns, each surrounded by a thin incised border coloured black and the names are incised in upright capital roman lettering coloured black with rubricated initials.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet White marble 1160 1670 120 Fair
Backboard Black granite 1100 1600 30 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN PROUD MEMORY OF MEN OF ALVASTON WHO MADE THE
SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919.
BIRD. D.
BIRD. T.
BIRKETT. T. E.
BODEN. S.
BOOT. E.
BROOKS. A.
BUCKLEY. D.
BULL. G. H.
BURNETT. W.
CALLIS. A. L.
CHAPMAN. C. E.
CHAPMAN. W.
CHADWICK. G. A.
CHEETHAM. S.
COLE. H.
CUDWORTH. W.
DOLMAN. T.
FEARN. F.
FEARN. W. J.
FOSTER. F.
GREEN. G. V.
HALLSWORTH. T. E.
HANSON. W. E.
HARRISON. J.
HARTSHORNE. A.
HARVEY. W. H.
HOLMES. W.
JONES. J.
JONES. W.
KEETCH. W.
LAWS. P.
LITCHFIELD. P. J.
LOWNDES. W.
MODISH. F.
MOGG. S.
MORRIS. H.
MORRIS. H. A.
MORRIS. W.
PATON. T. H. M.
POXON. W.
ROGERS. H.
SHAW. A.
SHERWIN. S.
SIMMS. D.
SMITH. N. A.
SPENCER. J. W.
STAFFORD. E.
STONE. W.
TIPPING. E.
TOMLINSON. S.
WHITE. E.
WHITEHOUSE. W.
WILLIAMSON. T.
WRIGHT. W.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 54
Number served and returned  0
Total names 54
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Alvaston and Boulton Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council
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
c1920: The memorial was made by Beresfords, monumental masons of Derby.

6th November, 1920: The memorial was unveiled and dedicated by The Rt Rev Charles Abraham, Bishop Suffragan of Derby.

24th February, 1977: The church was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1216019.

15th February, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and well cared for.
References
Derby Telegraph; 8th November 1920, p3: an account of the dedication ceremony.
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