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Memorial Title

Draycott and Wilne

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 and WW2 war memorial cross to the fallen of Draycott and Wilne at Draycott.
Images
Setting Memorial WW1 names WW2 names Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Station Rd (A6005)
Draycott
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE72 3QB

NGR:
SK 44815 33302
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
On the northern side of Station Rd, between numbers 101 and 105. (The road name changes to Draycott Rd just east of this point.)
Type
Overall type: Cross.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.

Description:

A rough hewn grey granite monument comprising a wheel formy cross and tapered shaft on a square pedestal and two step base. The raised inscription is in upright capital roman lettering on three bronze plaques on the face of the pedestal and steps.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross Granite 1780 600 150 Fair
Pedestal Granite 830 640 620 Fair
Base Granite 600 1250 1250 Fair
Plaque Bronze 530 495 10 Fair
Plaque Bronze 810 200 10 Fair
Plaque Bronze 230 1070 10 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Upper tablet, WW1 names:
 ALLEN R.
ALLEN W.
BARBER F.
BEARD F.
BECK F.
BEECH H.
BERREY A. G.
BLAGDEN B. E.
BRADLEY W. J.
BREEDON F.
BURTON F.
BURTON H.
COUTTS A.
DAVIES J. W.
FOX A.
FRITH A. C. T.
GALER F. J.
GILBERT A. H.
GUNN G.
HARE F. J.
HARE H.
HILL F.
JACKSON C.
JAMES S. J.
KEMP T.
KNIGHTON T. H.
LANGHAM H.
LIMB M. B.
LODGE H.
McCONNELL W.
MEE H.
MOSS G.
NETTLETON W.
NEWBOLD E.
PEPPERDINE F.
PERKINS C.
PERKINS W. J.
RHODES C. A.
ROBERTS W. E.
SHERWIN W.
SLATER J. W.
SMITH E.
STENSON W.
SUMMERHAYES E. THEOBALD S.
TORRANCE A.
TOWLE E. J.
TURNER L. J.
TURNER T.
WESSON F.
WESSON R.
WEST G.
WEST J.
WHEWAY H.
WILMOT L.
WILMOT T.

Middle tablet, WW1 dedication:
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND TO THE MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF DRAYCOTT AND WILNE WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Lower tablet, WW2 inscription and names:
ALSO THE FOLLOWING
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE 1939-45 WAR
S. ALLSOP
J. F. BECK
J. A. BESTWICK
R. B. BESTWICK
J. BOOTHMAN
F. HARE
C. T. HAYWOOD
R. HUTCHEY
C. H. JONES
J. SHAW
W. E. SHERWIN
J. P. WHITTAKER

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action
Number died 56 12 68
Number served and returned  0  0  0
Total names 56 12 68
Administration
Custodian: Draycott and Wilne Parish Council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Draycott and Wilne Parish Council; Shardlow Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council
From 1974: Draycott and Wilne Parish Council; Erewash Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
14th April 2011: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
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