Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Lt R F Domleo

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Lt Robert Domleo added to a gravestone in St Michael's Churchyard at Breaston, Derbyshire.
Images

Setting Gravestone Inscription
Locations

Last known location:
St Michael's Churchyard
Main St (A6006)
Breaston
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE72 3DX

NGR:
SK 46017 33502 ±5m
Location details:
South of the church, near to the southeast corner of the building.
Type

Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to a headstone on a family grave. The headstone comprises a roughly dressed grey granite cross with a narrow incised cross incised on the face. It surmounts an oblong base with inlaid inscriptions around the base in upright capital block lettering.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross Grey granite 1380 525 160 Fair
Base Grey granite 300 550 530 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

6 o'clock face of base:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
THEIR DAUGHTER
MARGARET H [?] DOMLEO
DIED AUG 3. 1934. AGE 44.
LIZZIE,
WIFE OF GEORGE DOMLEO,
DIED 14. APRIL 1918,
AGE 82.
9 o'clock face of base:
GEORGE DOMLEO,
DIED NOVEMBER 28TH. 1926,
AGE 67.
"A SIMPLE TRUST IN THE ALMIGHTY."
3 o'clock face of base:
THEIR SON
LT. ROBERT F. DOMLEO, R.E.
DIED IN FRANCE
[?]. DEC. 1918, AGE 26.

[Some letters missing or damaged.]
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Domleo family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Breaston Parish Council; Shardlow Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1959: Breaston Parish Council; South East Derbyshire Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Breaston Parish Council; Erewash Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History

13th January, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition although a few of the letters were missing or damaged.
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