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Memorial Title

Christ Church - WW2

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a pair of WW2 war memorial plaques formerly at Christ Church, Cotmanhay.
Images
Left plaque Right plaque Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Erewash Museum
High St
Ilkeston
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE7 5JA

NGR:
SK 46626 41807
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Location details:
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Previous location:
Christ Church
Vicarage St
Cotmanhay
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE7 8QL

NGR:
SK 45994 43746
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Location details:
Previously in storage.

Previous location:
Christ Church (Demolished)
Vicarage St
Cotmanhay
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE7 8QL

NGR:
SK 45987 43842
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Location details:
The church was at the junction of Church St and Vicarage Ave. The plaques were In the Baptistry.
Type
Overall type: Plaque.


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

Description:

A pair of upright oblong brass plaques with a wide twin-line border with alternating geometric motifs between and an incised inscription in upright capital block lettering coloured black.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque x 2 Brass 820 610 2 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Left plaque: Right plaque:
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN
FROM THIS PARISH WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES DURING THE SECOND
WORLD WAR
1939 - 1945
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN
FROM THIS PARISH WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES DURING THE SECOND
WORLD WAR
1939 - 1945
ALBERT BARROWCLIFFE
WILLIAM BEARDSLEY
KENNETH BELL
JAMES BENTON
WILLIAM BRADLEY
ARTHUR BRIGGS
ARTHUR CAMPION
ARTHUR CLARK
HARRY CLEMERSON
FRANK DEAN
THOMAS ECCLESTON
ERIC FLINT
ALBERT FOOTITT
CHARLES FRETWELL
HAROLD FRETWELL
THOMAS GAMBLE
DENNIS HENSHAW
JACK HENSHAW
JOHN JORDAN
ALBERT KNIGHTON
LESLIE NEWCOMBE
RONALD NEWTON
HORACE R. NOON
DONALD PADGETT
SAMUEL H. PARRY
JAMES POLLARD
ALFRED PRESTON
CLEMENT I. RICE
HARRY V. RODGERS
ERIC SAXTON
LEWIS SHAW
JOHN H. SHEFFIELD
ROBERT G. SISSON
NORMAN SMITH
DENNIS STALEY
HARRY STREET
ALAN SYSON
ALLAN THORPE
WILLIAM TRUEMAN
ARTHUR J. WALKER
RICHARD WARBOYS
STANLEY WHITE
WILLIAM WORTLEY
DENNIS WRIGHT
"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS,
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE
FOR HIS FRIENDS."
"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS,
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE
FOR HIS FRIENDS."

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action
Number died 44 44
Number served and returned  0  0
Total names 44 44
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be Erewash Museum.

Local authorities:
From WW2: Ilkeston Parish Council; Ilkeston Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Unparished; Erewash Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
1940s: The memorial was installed in the original Christ Church.

Early 1980s: The original Christ Church became structurally unsound and was demolished. The plaques were removed from the Baptistry and placed into storage in the new Christ Church.

9th May, 2012: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in storage but in fair condition.

June 2013: The plaques were transferred to Erewash Museum.
References
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