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Memorial Title

Ockbrook and Borrowash

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 and WW2 war memorial obelisk to the fallen of Ockbrook and Borrowash.
Images
Setting Position Memorial Obelisk Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Victoria Ave
Ockbrook
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE72 3RL

NGR:
SK 42012 35360
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The memorial is half way between the villages of Ockbrook and Borrowash, on the western verge of Victoria Ave as it forms the eastbound slip road to and from Brian Clough Way (A52).
Type
Overall type: Obelisk.


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

Description:

A Hopton limestone monument comprising an obelisk on a square pedestal and two-stepped base. The inscription and names are inlaid on the faces of the pedestal and plinth in upright capital block lettering. The memorial has a paved surround with a railing formed from a steel chain on concrete posts.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Obelisk Limestone 2045 295 295 Fair
Capstone Limestone 210 c720 c720 Fair
Pedestal Limestone 665 485 485 Fair
Base Limestone 550 990 990 Fair
Railings Concrete, steel c800 c4000 c4000 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock base of obelisk:
In Memoriam
1914-1918.
1939-1945

6 o'clock face of pedestal: 9 o'clock face of pedestal:
 BADDELEY, FREDERICK A. H.
BARBER, WILLIAM
BARBER, JAMES
BEEDHAM, NATHANIEL H.
BLACKSHAW, SAMUEL E.
BROOKS, WILLIAM V.
BROOKS, HERBERT
BROOKS, REGINALD
BROWN, SAMUEL
BRINDLEY, DAVID
BOSWORTH, JOHN R.
BUTLER, FREDERICK
CLIFFORD, JAMES
CONNOR, S. MAURICE
DANVERS, THOMAS H.
DAY, WALTER
ELLIOTT, JAMES
FITCHETT, JOHN A.
FREARSON, FREDERICK
GAMBLE, GEORGE
GODDARD, GEORGE
RAINS, HORACE G.
ROBINSON, HENRY H.
SIMKINS, ELIJAH
SIMMONDS, FRANK
SIMS, LAURENCE
SMART, WALTER J.
SMEDLEY, FREDERICK W.
SMITH, ALFRED
SMITH, ARTHUR
STEVENS, JOHN J.
STREET, HARRY
TAYLOR, HENRY
THORNTON, GEORGE E.
TWIGG, CHARLES K.
WALTON, GEORGE
WARDEN, CYRIL
WELLS, ALBERT
WHEATLEY, WILLIAM
WILKINS, RONALD G.
YEOMANS, FRANK
HIGGINBOTTOM, H. H.

12 o'clock face of pedestal: 3 o'clock face of pedestal:
 LONGDON, THOMAS
MAC CONNELL, HARRY R.
MAC CONNELL, LAMECH
MAC CONNELL, WILLIAM
MANLEY, WALTER
MANLEY, ALFRED
MATCHETT, THOMAS
MATCHETT, WILFRED
MOORLEY, HENRY
MOSELEY, WILLIAM
MOULT, SAMUEL W
ORDISH, REGINALD A.
ORCHARD, HUGH T.
PARKIN, GEORGE F.
PARKIN, GEORGE R.
PEARCE, FREDERICK W.
PHIPPS, HARRY
PLUMMER, MARTIN
PRICE, HARRY
PRICE, JOHN
GREENWOOD, JAMES
GUEST-SCOTT, MAURICE D.
HAMNER, WILLIAM
HASSÉ, MARGARET E
HASSÉ, EDWIN R.
HEATON, HENRY B.
HOLMES, LEON
HUDSTON, JOHN
HUNT, JOHN R. L.
HUCKLESBY, CHARLES
JACKSON, CHARLES
JACKSON, JAMES
JOHNSON, FRANK
JUFFS, ERNEST R.
KINGHAM, JOHN E.
LANE, THOMAS H.
LEES, FRED
LINES, EDWARD W. G.
LINNETT, THOMAS A.
LONGDEN, ARCHIE

6 o'clock face of base: 9 o'clock face of base:
REMEMBER WITH THANKSGIVING THE TRUE AND
FAITHFUL MEN WHO IN THE YEAR OF WAR WENT
FORTH FROM THIS PARISH FOR GOD AND RIGHT; THE
NAMES OF THOSE WHO RETURNED NOT AGAIN ARE
HERE INSCRIBED TO BE HONOURED FOR EVERMORE.
SMITH, FRANCIS M.  WEBSTER, HARRY.
STEVENS, EDWARD WIGLEY, THOMAS 
WINSTANLEY, DOUGLAS
WINSTANLEY, HAROLD

12 o'clock face of base: 3 o'clock face of base:
HARPER, WILLIAM   PANNELL, HENRY S.  
KINGSBURY, JAMES H. ROOK, PETER     
LEWSLEY, ALFRED J  SALLOWAY, ALBERT  
MATCHETT, WALTER  SALSBURY, GEORGE W.
BARNES, CHARLES  DRAKARD, LESLIE  
BOWLER, ALBERT H. DUNMALL, ROBERT E.
BURROWS, ALBERT  GARDNER, ALAN D.  
DAVIS, MAURICE    GARRATT, WILLIAM G. 

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action
Number died 82 22 104
Number served and returned  0  0  0
Total names 82 22 104
Administration
Custodian: Ockbrook and Borrowash Parish Council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Ockbrook Parish Council; Shardlow Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Ockbrook and Borrowash Parish Council; Erewash Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
1922: The memorial was erected by Mr Hodgkinson of Borrowash.

9th April, 1922: The memorial was unveiled by Mrs Eking.

1940s: Names were added for WW2.

16th June 2007: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Anne Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for.

13th May, 2016: The memorial was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1430179.
References
Derby Telegraph, 7th April 1922, p6: An announcement about the forthcoming unveiling.

Derby Telegraph, 11th April 1922, p6: A report on the unveiling ceremony.

Derbyshire Advertiser, 11th April 1922, p9 col4: A report on the unveiling ceremony.
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