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Memorial Title

Capt T P C Wilson - Stone Cross

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a stone WW1 war memorial cross to Capt Theodore Wilson 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 36116 41524 ±5m
Location details:
Northwest of the church, immediately adjacent to the path and above the retaining wall.
Type

Overall type: Cross.


Overall condition: Very poor. The principle part of the inscription is mainly illegible

Description:

A plain sandstone latin cross on a three-stepped base. The base has an incised inscription in upright capital block lettering on the 6 o'clock face but the top step, bearing the principal part of the inscription, is so eroded as to be almost totally illegible.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross Sandstone 865 415 80 Fair
Base Sandstone 440 555 455 Very Poor
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

[IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THEODORE PERCIVAL
CAMERON WILSON
...
...]
CAPT. 10TH. SHERWOOD FORESTERS
FELL IN ACTION IN FRANCE MARCH 23. 1918
AGED 29 YEARS.
ALL YOU HAD HOPED FOR ALL YOU HAD YOU GAVE,
TO SAVE MANKIND - YOURSELF YOU SCORNED TO SAVE,
SPLENDID YOU PASSED THE GREAT SURRENDER MADE,
INTO THE LIGHT THAT NEVERMORE SHALL FADE.
HIS GRAVE IS UNKNOWN

[Most of the top step is illegible]
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Wilson 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.

17th August 2005: The cross and top step had been detached and laid on the ground, presumably because they had become dangerously unstable.

24th September 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was intact and upright and in fair condition overall but the 6 o'clock face of the top step was seriously spalled and virtually illegible, rendering its condition as very poor.
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