Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

H Backhouse

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: A description of a WW1 war memorial to Harry Backhouse added to a gravestone in St Peter's Churchyard, Littleover, Derby.
Images

Setting Grave Gravestone
Locations

Last known location:
St Peter's Churchyard
Normanton La
Littleover
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE23 6GP

NGR:
SK 33251 34094 ±5m
Location details:
Just to the east of the middle of the cemetery.
Type

Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: At Risk. The inscription is legible but the memorial has been significantly damaged and partly destroyed.

Description:

A recumbent oblong white marble tablet on the surface of the grave bearing an inlaid inscription in upright capital roman lettering. It is unclear whether the tablet was once a headstone or footstone or was intended to lie on the surface. The remains of kerbs and a possible headstone lie nearby.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet White marble 470 720 50 At risk
Stones * Unknown - - - At risk
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
* No attempt was made to identify or measure the adjacent stones.
Inscription


IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALFRED [BACKHOUSE]
AT REST 24TH. JAN. 1945 AGED 77 YEARS.
ALSO OF FLORENCE HIS BELOVED WIFE
AT REST 10TH. SEPT. [19..] AGED 89 YEARS.
AND THEIR SON HARRY KILLED IN ACTION
9TH. OCT. 1918 AGED 21 YEARS.
"ALWAYS REMEMBERED."

[Some lettering damaged or missing.]
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Backhouse family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Littleover Parish Council; Shardlow Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1968: Derby County Borough Council (Derby Corporation) (Unparished)
From 1974: Derby Borough (and from 1977 City) Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1997 the unitary authority has been Derby City Council.
History

March 2014: The memorial was researched by Eric Naden.

11th November 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. The grave was unkempt and the memorial was in such poor condition to be judged at risk.
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Comments

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