Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

J W Bates

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to John Bates comprising an addition to a gravestone in All Saints' Churchyard, Sawley, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Grave Headstone Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
All Saints' Churchyard
Tamworth Rd (B6540)
Sawley
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
NG10 3AT,

NGR:
SK 47288 31393
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
Northeast of the church.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to the lettering on a headstone on a family grave. The rectangular grey headstone has a flat top, stepped shoulders, wide margins decorated with foliage and flowers, and an inlaid inscription in upright capital roman lettering. The headstone surmounts an oblong stone base with a moulded top.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Stone 1070 750 100 Fair
Base Stone 300 920 300 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
[IN]
LOVING MEMORY OF
[WILLIAM]
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
FLORENCE BATES,
DIED JUNE 12TH 1934,
AGED 68 YEARS.
ALSO OF FLORENCE BATES,
AT REST NOV. 14TH. 1949,
AGED 82 YEARS.
ALSO THEIR DAUGHTER
FLORENCE MARY BATES
AT REST NOV. 28TH 1974
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO
JOHN WILLIAM
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED IN FRANCE
[SEPTR. 26TH] 1917,
AGED 21 YEARS.
BE YE ALSO READY, FOR IN
SUCH AN HOUR AS YE KNOW
NOT THE SON OF MAN COMETH.

[Some lettering missing or damaged.]
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Bates family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Sawley with Wilsthorpe Parish Council; Shardlow (later South East Derbyshire) Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Sawley Parish Council; Erewash Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Unknown date: The memorial lies within the Sawley Conservation Area.

5th June, 2008: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and the inscription was legible.
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