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Memorial Title

Capt G H Borough

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Capt George Borough on a gravestone in St Paul's Churchyard, Little Eaton, Derbyshire.

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Setting memorial
Locations

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

NGR:
SK 36096 41561 ±5m
Location details:
Northwest of the church, north of the path.
Type

Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. Part of the inscription is illegible


Description:

An addition to a sandstone memorial on a family grave comprising a wheel cross with roughly dressed shaft on a square battered roughly hewn pedestal accompanied by roughly hewn oblong kerbs. The pedestal has incised inscriptions in upright capital block lettering in recessed dressed panels on the 6 o'clock face and 9 o'clock faces but that on the 9 o'clock face is partly spalled and illegible.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross Sandstone 1060 520 170 Fair
Pedestal Sandstone 750 650 480 Poor
Kerbs Sandstone 200 1000 2300 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

6 o'clock face of pedestal:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1918)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
HERE RESTS THE BODY OF
ELIZABETH FOSTER BOROUGH.
WIFE OF JOHN BOROUGH.
DIED AUGUST 20TH. 1910,
AGED 71.
"THEN ARE THEY GLAD
BECAUSE THEY ARE AT
REST, AND SO HE BRINGETH
THEM UNTO THE HAVEN
WHERE THEY WOULD BE
PSALM CVII-V.30.
9 o'clock face of pedestal:
THIS NAME
IS ADDED IN REMEMBRANCE
GEORGE HERBERT BOROUGH
CAPTAIN A.S.C.,
SON OF JOHN BOROUGH,
DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE
NOV. 7TH. 1916.
AGED 44.
BURIED IN THE
[...] CEMETERY
[...]

[Lower part of inscription spalled and illegible.]
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Borough family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: 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.

5th December 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Anne and Roy Branson. It was in fair condition overall but the lower part of the inscription on the 9 o'clock face of the pedestal was seriously spalled and illegible. Also the whole of the 9 o'clock face and half of the 6 o'clock face were completely obscured by a holly bush growing on the adjacent grave.
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