Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

2Lt F A Innes MC

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: A description of a WW1 war memorial to 2Lt Frederick A Innes MC 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 33228 34096 ±5m
Location details:
Near the middle of the cemetery.
Type

Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Poor. The inscription is legible but the memorial has been partly dismantled.

Description:

An addition to a memorial stone on a family grave. The memorial comprises a latin cross on a three-stepped base. The plain white marble cross has been detached and placed against the back of the white marble base which has bevelled tops to each step and an inlaid inscription in upright capital lettering on the 6 o'clock face.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross White marble 995 480 95 At risk
Base White marble 570 710 545 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription


In Affectionate
Memory of
BESSIE SARAH,
THE DEVOTED WIFE OF
WILLIAM INNES,
AT REST MARCH 8. 1919.
AGED 58 YEARS.
[ALSO OF THEIR SECOND SON]
2ND. LIEUTENANT FREDERICK ARTHUR [INNES], M.C.
KILLED [SEPTEMBER] 3RD. 1916
INTERRED LONSDALE CEMETERY AUTHUILLE WOOD, FRANCE,
AGED 30 YEARS.

[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 Innes 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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