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Memorial Title

St Thomas Road Primitive Methodist Church

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial board for St Thomas Road Primitive Methodist Church, Pear Tree, Derby.
Images
Board Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Thomas Road
 Methodist Church
St Thomas Rd
Pear Tree
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE23 8RL

NGR:
SK 35188 33681
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The church was formerly known as St Thomas Road Primitive Methodist Church. The memorial is in storage.
Type
Overall type: Board.


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

Description:

A nowy-headed oaken board with a basket arch head edged with an ovolo moulding bearing an egg and dart motif and with a ball finial to each side. Demi-columns to each side have plain bases and volute capitals and at the head is a metal ornament of crossed laurel sprigs. At the foot is a moulded inverted cornice with a frieze below having volute ends and bearing an inscription carved in upright capital block lettering. A central panel repeats the overall design but has an angel at the head bearing a laurel wreath in each hand. At the centre of this panel is a further inscription incised in upright capital block lettering with the gilded names of the fallen arranged in a single column. The names of those who fought and returned are in a single column to each side.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Board Oak 990 1220 75 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
1914
FOUGHT & RETURNED
1918.
E. WILLIAMSON.
F. THOMAS.
H. BECK.
W. HARRIS.
A. RAINES.
F. HICKENBOTHAM.
L. PRESTICE.
H. SLATER.
H. GARNER.
B. MERRY.
W. NASH.
IN
MEMORIAM
G. HARDY.
A. HARDY.
H. GOODRICH.
J. WILLIAMSON.
W. ILLSTON.
F. THOMPSON.
A. HICKENBOTHAM.
G. NASH.
THE PATH OF DUTY
WAS THE WAY TO GLORY
1914
FOUGHT & RETURNED
1918.
A H. COPELAND.
J T. RILEY.
T. ILLSTON.
P. BECK.
A E. WEBSTER.
F. BERRISFORD.
G. GOULD.
T. GOULD.
G. TOPLISS.
A. ALDRIDGE
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY OUR CHURCH IN MEMORY OF
THE FALLEN & THANKSGIVING TO GOD FOR THE RETURNED.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died  8  8
Number served and returned 21 21
Total names 29 29
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the church managers.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Derby County Borough Council (Derby Corporation)
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
3rd December 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Anne Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
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