Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Sgt H A Briggs RAF

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial to Sgt Horace Briggs RAF in the churchyard of the United Church of All Saints, Stanley Common, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Grave Headstone Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Churchyard
United Church of All Saints
Belper Rd (A609)
Stanley Common
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE7 6FS

NGR:
SK 41512 42373
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
Near the northeastern corner of the church.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to the lettering on a sandstone headstone on a family grave. The low headstone has a flat top, a decorative cross in relief in a panel on the left and an inlaid inscription in upright capital block lettering. The headstone is accompanied by plain oblong sandstone kerbs with the maker's name incised at the foot.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Sandstone 605 905 100 Fair
Kerbs Sandstone 200 910 2030 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Headstone:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
PHOEBE JANE BRIGGS,
AT REST APRIL 30TH. 1945, AGED 37 YEARS.
ALSO
SERGT. HORACE ALFRED BRIGGS, R.A.F.
MISSING ON OPERATIONS MAY 1ST. 1943.
INTERRED AT HEIDEN, GERMANY
MAY 4TH. 1943, AGED 22 YEARS.
Foot of kerbs:
F. GARRATT
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Briggs family.

Local authorities:
From WW2: Stanley Parish Council; Shardlow Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Stanley and Stanley Common Parish Council; Erewash Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
Unknown date: The memorial was made by F Garratt, monumental mason.

13th December, 2013: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
References
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