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Memorial
Title

Staff of Midland Railway St Mary's Goods Offices

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Setting Location Memorial Names
Locations
Last known location:
Derby Midland
 Railway Station
Railway Terrace
Litchurch
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE1 2RU

NGR:
SK 36191 35617
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
On a brick wall near the northern end of platform 1.

Previous location:
St Marys Goods Depôt
Clarke St
Little Chester
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE1 3AB

NGR:
SK 357 369
(Estimated.)
Location details:
The site extended over the area between Mansfield Rd, Fox St and Clarke St. The memorial was "near the entrance".
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


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

Description:

A white Hopton Wood limestone tablet. At the head is a curved moulded cornice with the opening inscription at the centre. Below it a frieze continues the inscription and below that is an oblong tablet bearing the names. At the foot is a straight moulded cornice. The inlaid inscription is mainly in upright capital block lettering. Below the memorial is a shelf for tributes which is believed to have been located above it in its original location.


Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet Limestone 780 740 120 Good
Shelf Limestone 40 900 150 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
In Memoriam
1914 – 1919
MEMBERS OF ST MARY’S STAFF WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR.

ALBERT BERNARD ANDREWS.
ARTHUR BRYAN.
FRANCIS WILLIAM BLYTHE.
HERBERT VICTOR BOYFIELD.
ARTHUR CHOLERTON.
ERNEST HENRY DADGE.
FREDERICK FREEMAN.
SIMEON PERCIVAL FEREDAY.
GEORGE HENRY HALL.
JOHN HARRISON.
BERNARD MILNE.

FRED MIDDLETON.
LAWRENCE ALBERT MASSEY.
ERNEST ARTHUR MURFIN.
FRANCIS HUGO PINKERTON.
FREDERICK RAYMOND SHAW.
HENRY ARNOLD VINCENT SHARPE
WILLIAM BARRON TAYLOR.
GEORGE HENRY THOMPSON.
THOMAS WESTON.
SAMUEL JOHN WILLIAMS.
WILLIAM WEBSTER.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 22
Number served and returned  0
Total names 22
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be shared between the owners of the station, Network Rail, and the managers, East Midlands Trains.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Derby County Borough Council (Derby Corporation)
From 1974 to 1997: Derby District (later Borough and from 1977 City) Council and Derbyshire County Council.
From 1997: The unitary authority has been Derby City Council.
History
June, 1920: The memorial was unveiled by Mr H F Loney, Chief Goods Manager of the Midland Railway.

Unknown date: The memorial was removed from St Mary's Goods Depôt and relocated at Derby Midland Station.

15th December, 2008: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition.

22nd March, 2015: The memorial was photographed by Roy Branson. It was in good condition.
References
Derby Telegraph; 29th June, 1920, p3; A report on the unveiling ceremony.
Comments
Page © Roy Branson