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Memorial
Title
Lt H A C Topham - Plaque
Images
Setting Plaque
Locations
Last known location:
St Matthew's Church
Church La
Morley
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE7 6DE

NGR:
SK 39662 40935
From listing description.
Location details:
On the west return of the north arcade.
Type
Overall type: Plaque.


Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible.

Description:

A wall-mounted rectangular bronze plaque with a narrow step moulded border and an inscription in raised capital lettering.

Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque Bronze 300 600 15 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Plaque: IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HENRY ANGRAVE CECIL TOPHAM
LIEUTENANT INDIAN ARMY (UNATTACHED LIST)
ATTACHED 1ST. BATT" THE WELSH REGT.
WHO DIED ON MAY 25TH. 1915, AT BAILLEUL IN FRANCE
HAVING BEEN MORTALLY WOUNDED AT YPRES IN
BELGIUM THE PREVIOUS DAY, DEARLY LOVED
ELDER SON OF
JOHN HENRY AND DOROTHY MARIAN TOPHAM
OF THIS PLACE, AGED 23 YEARS.
"BUT THE SOULS OF THE RIGHTEOUS ARE IN THE HAND OF GOD
AND THERE SHALL NO TORMENT TOUCH THEM" WISDOM. III.I.

Conflicts and people commemorated

Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
Administration
Custodians: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council.

Local Authorities:
From WW1: Morley Parish Council; Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Morley Parish Council; Erewash Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
The church lies within the Morley Conservation Area.
10th November, 1967: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List for England reference 1205838.
13th May, 2009: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and it was in good condition.
4th April, 2015: The memorial was photographed by Roy Branson and it was in good condition.
References
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