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St Michael's Church - WW1 Shrine

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: A description of a WW1 war memorial shrine in St Michael's Church, Breaston, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial Left plaque Right plaque
Locations
Last known location:
St Michael's Church
Main St (A6005)
Breaston
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE72 3DX

NGR:
SK 46006 33505
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
The church is on the south side of the road in the centre of the village. The shrine is inside, on the east wall of the south aisle. The supplementary plaque is on the south side of the chancel arch.
Type
Overall type: Shrine.

Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.

Description:

A three-bayed oaken shrine with elaborate borders carved with gilded branches, ribbons and angels. The gabled centre panel is recessed, contains a carved crucifix with gilded halo and bears an incised inscription at the foot. The two side panels each bear a cast bronze plaque with the names in raised upright capital roman lettering. A supplementary plaque and backboard give installation details.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Shrine Oak 1335 1620 400 Fair
Left plaque Bronze 580 215 - Fair
Right plaque Bronze 580 215 - Fair
Supplementary plaque Brass 290 455 2 Fair
Backboard Wood 330 495 25 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Foot of shrine:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 37
Number served and returned  0
Total names 37
AD 1914 - 1919
"AS DYING AND BEHOLD WE LIVE"
Left plaque: Right plaque:
ARCHER C. H. PTE
BARKER C. PTE
BEECH E. RFMN
COWING R. H. LIEUT
CLIFTON G. PTE
DAFT H. PTE
DAYKIN H. GNR
DOMLEO R. F. LIEUT
FREARSON E. H. PTE
GAMBLE H. PTE
GREBBY A. PTE
GREBBY E. PTE
HALL W. A. PTE
HALLAM F. E. PTE
HARVEY N. V. SGT
HOWE G. G. PTE
JARDINE P. G. MR MEC
KENT W. PTE
LANGHAM H. PTE
LAST F. A. GNR
LICHFIELD G. H. PTE
MALTBY E. E. LCE CPL
MIDDLETON W. PTE
MILLS HD. PTE
MILLS HCE. PTE
MILLS J. PTE
PLACKET F. PTE
PLACKETT G. H. PTE
PLACKETT L. PTE
PRUST H. PTE
SHEAVYN W. F. CPL
SIDDALS E. J. S. RFMN
SMITH J. PTE
SMITH M. W. A. LIEUT
STEVENSON A. PTE
WATSON T. P. CAPT
   AND ADJT M.C.
WINSON W. PTE
Supplementary plaque:
IN COMMEMORATION
OF THE GIFT OF
THREE BELLS
BY
GEO. A. PERKS. ALICE J. WATSON AND A. M. WATSON.
THE REHANGING OF THE PEAL. THE INSTALLATION
OF ORGAN AND WAR MEMORIAL BY SUBSCRIPTION.
BINGLEY CASS. RECTOR.
R. H. WHOLEY. J. R. COPESTICK.
T. LEEKE. W. WILLIAMSON. WARDENS
K. G. PERKS. HON. SEC. COUNCIL.
1919     1924.
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Breaston Parish Council; Shardlow Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Breaston Parish Council; Erewash Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
13th January 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
References
Comments
Page © Roy Branson