Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

W G Poole

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial to William Poole comprising an addition to a gravestone in St Mary the Virgin's Churchyard, Boulton, Derby.
Images
Setting Grave Tablet Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Mary the Virgin's Churchyard
Boulton La
Boulton-by-Derby
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE24 0GE

NGR:
SK 38366 33069 ±5m
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Location details:
Although Boulton-by-Derby is the historical name, it is today just known as Boulton, and although widely considered to be part of Alvaston it is an ecclesiastical parish in its own right.
The church is on the north side of the road, the gravestone is towards the western side of the churchyard, west of the church.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

Lettering added to a stone on a family grave. The oblong grey stone is sunk into the ground and it is unclear whether it is a headstone that has been laid flat or whether it was intended as a recumbent tablet. The incised inscription is in upright capital roman lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet Grey stone 550 c1000 - Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HENRY
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF MARY ANN POOLE
AT REST 9TH. MAY 1941 AGED 53 YEARS.
REST IN PEACE.
ALSO OF HIS BELOVED SON
WILLIAM GEORGE,
DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE 10TH. FEBRUARY 1944
AGED 26 YEARS.
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Poole family.

Local authorities:
From WW2: Alvaston and Boulton Parish Council; Shardlow Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1960s: Derby County Borough Council.(Unparished);
From 1974: Derby District (later Borough and from 1977 City) Council (Unparished); Derbyshire County Council.
From 1997: The unitary authority has been Derby City Council.
History
5th September, 2012: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition although the stone was significantly obscured by soil and vegetation encroaching around the perimeter.
References
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