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Memorial Title

Staff of Midland Railway St Mary's Goods Depôt

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial tablet to staff of the Midland Railway at St Mary's Goods Depôt, and now on Platform 1 of Derby Midland Railway Station.
Images
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Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Platform 1
Derby Midland Railway Station
Railway Terrace
Litchurch
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE1 2RU

NGR:
SK 36186 35664
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
On the brick wall towards the northern end of Platform 1.

Previous location:
Weighbridge Office
 (Demolished)
St Mary's Goods Depôt
 (Demolished)
Mansfield Rd
Little Chester
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE1 3TP

NGR:
SK 35493 36833
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Location details:
The memorial was on the outside of the north-facing wall of the former weighbridge office. The Goods Depôt, also known as St Mary's Wharf or St Mary's Goods Yard, was developed by the Midland Railway on land north of Fox Street, but accessed from Mansfield Road.
Type
Overall type: Tablet. Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

A rectangular nowy-headed tablet with shelf for tributes. The tablet is of white Hopton Wood limestone and has a curved moulded cornice at the head and a straight moulded cornice at the foot. The flush inlaid lettering is mainly in upright block capitals. A shelf for the placement of tributes was originally positioned above the tablet, but on relocation the shelf was placed below.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet Limestone 780 740 120 Fair
Shelf Limestone 40 900 150 Fair
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.FRED MIDDLETON.
ARTHUR BRYAN.LAWRENCE ALBERT MASSEY.
FRANCIS WILLIAM BLYTHE.ERNEST ARTHUR MURFIN.
HERBERT VICTOR BOYFIELD.FRANCIS HUGO PINKERTON.
ARTHUR CHOLERTON.FREDERICK RAYMOND SHAW.
ERNEST HENRY DADGE.HENRY ARNOLD VINCENT SHARPE.
FREDERICK FREEMAN.WILLIAM BARRON TAYLOR.
SIMEON PERCIVAL FEREDAY.GEORGE HENRY THOMPSON.
GEORGE HENRY HALL.THOMAS WESTON.
JOHN HARRISON.SAMUEL JOHN WILLIAMS.
BERNARD MILNE.WILLIAM WEBSTER.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Not stated
Number died 22 22
Number served and returned  0  0
Total names 22 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: Derby District (later Borough and from 1977 City) Council and Derbyshire County Council.
From 1997: The unitary authority has been Derby City Council.
History and Conservation
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 subsequently relocated at Derby Midland Station.

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

22nd March, 2015: The memorial was photographed by Roy Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
Derby Telegraph; 29th June, 1920, p3: a report on the unveiling ceremony.
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