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Memorial
Title
All Saints' Church
Images
Setting Whole Inscription Further images are held on file.
Locations
Last known location:
All Saints' Church
Church St
Ockbrook
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE72 3RB

NGR:
SK 42372 35702
(From online digital mapping)
Location details:
On the east wall of the south aisle.
Type
Overall type: Tablet


Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible.


Description:

Originally a rectangular white marble tablet on a rectangular black marble backboard but skilfully enlarged by the addition of WW2 panels. The WW1 tablet is surmounted by a moulded cornice and a decorative pediment depicting a latin cross on a pedestal superimposed on a sword, a Union Flag and sprigs of oak and laurel leaves, all carved in relief. The main panel bears the inscription and the namelist in four columns. The lower plain panel bears the WW2 commemoration in a similar style. The inscription and names are incised in mainly upright capital lettering coloured black with rubricated initials, the four columns outlined in black incised lines. The maker's name is incised at the bottom left corner of the original backboard.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet White marble 1390 1550 90 Good
Backboard Black marble 1540 1790 25 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Plaque:
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919.
(Names)
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.
1939 - 1945
(Names)
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Backboard:
BERESFORD. BEL[PER]
(Part of lettering obscured by additional tablet.)

Conflicts and people commemorated
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 84 24
Number served and returned  0  0
Total names 84 24
Administration
Custodian: The church authorities.

Local authorities:
After WW1: Ockbrook Parish Council; Shardlow Rural District Council and later South East Derbyshire Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Ockbrook and Borrowash Parish Council; Erewash Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
10th November, 1967: The church was listed Grade II*, Heritage List for England number 1087941. The listing description mentions this memorial.

13th September, 2014: Surveyed by Roy Branson.
References
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Comments
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