Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Capt P W Sanford

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: A description of a WW2 war memorial to Capt Peter W Sanford 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 33234 34087 ±5m
Location details:
Towards 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 gravestones include a stone headstone with a shallow arch top and an incised inscription in upright capital lettering, a similar footstone also laid flat, and oblong kerbs. The headstone and footstone have been laid flat on the ground.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Stone 610 910 100 Fair
Footstone Stone 310 610 95 Fair
Kerbs Stone 230 930 2010 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

Headstone:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
TREASURED ARE THE MEMORIES OF
DUDLEY WILLIAM SANFORD
A DEAR HUSBAND AND FATHER
AT REST 20TH. AUGUST 1948
AGED 58 YEARS.
ALSO OF
DINAH BLANCHE
HIS DEVOTED WIFE AND A BELOVED MOTHER
AT REST 1ST. JANUARY 1973,
AGED 83 YEARS.
RE-UNITED
Footstone:
IN PROUD MEMORY OF
PETER WILLIAM SANFORD
(CAPTAIN R. A.)
DIED 26TH. JUNE 1945, AGED 23 YEARS.
BURIED AT SEWRI BOMBAY.
"THERE'S SOME CORNER OF A FOREIGN FIELD
THAT IS FOR EVER ENGLAND     
RE-INTERRED KIRKEE 1957
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Sanford family.

Local authorities:
From WW2: 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 poor condition overall.
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