Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Pte R J Severn

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Pte Reg Severn comprising an addition to a gravestone in St Edmund's Churchyard, Allestree, Derby.
Images
Setting Memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Edmund's Churchyard
St Edmund's Close
Allestree
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE22 2DZ

NGR:
SK 34819 39696
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
Just to the southeast of the church.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to the lettering on a stone on a family grave. The stone comprises a limestone cross with decorative arms and a christograph at the centre, on a three-stepped base. The steps have bevelled tops and bear the inscription inlaid in mainly upright capital lettering on the 6 o'clock face.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross Limestone 1020 560 c150 Fair
Base Limestone 625 700 c550 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
In Loving Memory of
OUR DEAR (REG)
PTE. R. J. SEVERN,
2/5 NOTTS & DERBYS, THE BELOVED SON OF
JAMES OLIVER & AGNES SEVERN,
WHO FELL IN ACTION IN BELGIUM
SEPTEMBER 26TH. 1917, AGED 21 YEARS.
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE.
ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR HUSBAND
JAMES OLIVER SEVERN
AT REST JANUARY 5TH. 1935, AGED 65 YEARS
"PEACE, PERFECT PEACE."
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Allestree Parish Council; Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council
From 1968: Derby County Borough Council (Derby Corporation) (Unparished)
From 1974: Derby District (later Borough and from 1977 City) Council and Derbyshire County Council.
From 1997: The unitary authority has been Derby City Council.
History
11 September 1991: The memorial lies within the Allestree Conservation Area designated on that date.

13th October, 2007: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in fair condition and the inscription was legible.
References
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