Derbyshire War Memorials
|  Home  |  Search  |  About war memorials  |  About us |  Other projects  |  
Memorial Title

Pte R A Derrick

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial vase to Pte R A Derrick in St Michael's Churchyard at Breaston, Derbyshire.
Images

Setting Grave Vase
Locations

Last known location:
St Michael's Churchyard
Main St (A6006)
Breaston
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE72 3DX

NGR:
SK 46012 33496 ±5m
Location details:
South of the church, close to the southern boundary, on the war grave of Pte Derrick.
Type

Overall type: Vase.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A square black ceramic vase with battered sides and an inscription on one face incised in upright capital block lettering.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Vase Ceramic, metal 275 270 270 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

TREASURED
MEMORIES OF
PTE. R. A.
DERRICK,
AGED 19 YEARS.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Derrick family.

Local authorities:
From WW2: Breaston Parish Council; Shardlow Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1959: Breaston Parish Council; South East Derbyshire Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Breaston Parish Council; Erewash Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History

28th January, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in fair condition although there were some chips around the base and the edges of the inscription had become discoloured.
References

Comments

Page © Roy Branson