Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

E Johnson

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: A description of a WW2 war memorial vase to Eric Johnson in St Paul's Churchyard, Little Eaton, Derbyshire.

Images

Setting Grave Vase
Locations

Last known location:
St Paul's Churchyard
Vicarage La
Little Eaton
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE21 5EA

NGR:
SK 36096 41571 ±5m
Location details:
Northwest of the church, towards the boundary wall.
Type

Overall type: Vase.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An oblong white marble vase and base bearing an inlaid inscription in upright capital block lettering on the surface of a grave. The grave bears a CWGC limestone headstone with the badge of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment in a roundel at the head and an icised inscription in upright capital roman lettering. The grave is surrounded by oblong white marble kerbs and bears a further white marble vase.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Large vase White marble 260 230 205 Fair
Base White marble 700 325 305 Fair
CWGC Headstone Limestone 815 375 75 Fair
Small vase White marble 155 230 225 Fair
Base White marble 25 280 230 Fair
Kerbs White marble 200 915 2180 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

Large vase (this memorial):
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945)
(Home Guard)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
A
TRIBUTE TO THE
MEMORY OF
ERIC JOHNSON.
FROM
MEMBERS OF
LITTLE EATON HOME GUARD.
1941
CWGC headstone:
VOLUNTEER
E. JOHNSON
12TH DERBYSHIRE BN.
HOME GUARD
3RD JANUARY 1941 AGE 19
WE KNOW NOT THE HOUR
WE KNOW NOT THE DAY.
IN LOVING MEMORY.
DAD, MUM AND SISTER BARBARA.
Small vase:
TO A PAL
FROM
T. GRACE AND
J. SANDERS.
Administration

Custodian: Not known.

Local authorities:
From WW2: Little Eaton Parish Council; Shardlow Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Little Eaton Parish Council; Erewash Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History

Unknown date: The memorial lies within the Little Eaton Conservation Area.

24th September 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
References

Comments

Eric Johnson is buried in this grave which is therefore a formal War Grave. The CWGC headstone is the official grave marker and so is not classified as a war memorial, but the larger of the two vases does fall within the definition of a war memorial adopted by most heritage organisations. The smaller vase does not qualify as it does not bear the subject's name.
Page © Roy Branson