Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

A Mills

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Alfred Mills comprising an addition to a gravestone in St Mary the Virgin's Churchyard, Boulton, Derby.
Images
Setting Grave Headstone 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 38349 33029 ±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 southwestern corner of the churchyard.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

Lettering added to a stone on a family grave. The low, dark stone headstone has a shallow arch top and sprays of flowers incised in the top corners. The incised inscription is in upright capital roman lettering. The headstone originally surmounted an oblong base but the conjoined headstone and base have been laid back onto the surface of the ground.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Stone 615 685 100 Fair
Base Stone 105 735 315 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
OUR DEAR MOTHER
EMMA MILLS
DIED 9TH. NOV. 1970,
AGED 87 YEARS.
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
ALFRED MILLS
HER BELOVED HUSBAND
KILLED IN ACTION 18TH. FEB. 1918.
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 Mills family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Alvaston and Boulton Parish Council; Alvaston and Boulton Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
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; the headstone and base were intact and the inscription remained very clear. However, the conjoined headstone and base had been laid back onto the surface of the ground.
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