Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

R W Cook

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial to R W Cook 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 33077 ±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 at the western boundary of the churchyard, abutting the fence.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

Lettering added to a headstone on a family grave. The low, white marble headstone has a shallow rounded-arch top with stepped shoulders and surmounts a three-stepped base containing a flower holder. The inlaid inscription is in upright capital roman lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone White marble 690 535 75 Fair
Base White marble c200 c800 c350 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JOSEPH D. COOK,
AT REST 23RD. MARCH 1961,
AGED 73 YEARS.
ALSO HIS SON
R. W. COOK.
KILLED IN ACTION 18TH. JAN. 1943,
AGED 29 YEARS.
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 Cook 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.
References
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