Derbyshire War Memorials
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E Hill and A Hill

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Ernest Hill and Arnold Hill comprising an addition to a gravestone in Fernilee Methodist Churchyard, Fernilee, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Grave Gravestone
Locations
Last known location:
Fernilee Methodist Churchyard
Taxal View
Fernilee
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK23 7HD

NGR:
SK 01744 78923 ±5m
Location details:
The church is on the west side of the road east of the hamlet of Fernilee. The grave is towards the southeast corner of the churchyard.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

Additional lettering on a family gravestone comprising a plain limestone latin cross on a plain battered pedestal and base. The inlaid inscription on the face of the pedestal is in upright capital block lettering and the gravestone is accompanied by plain oblong kerbs bearing a further inscription.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross Limestone 1045 505 100 Fair
Pedestal Limestone 500 580 390 Fair
Base Limestone 180 720 525 Fair
Kerbs Limestone 180 c915 1840 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of pedestal:
In Loving [Memory of]
ERNEST [THE] BELOVED SON [OF]
[BENJAMIN] & ELIZABETH ANN HILL
AND DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF [CARRIE] HILL
2ND. [SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT
WHO FELL] IN [ACTION] AT OPPY, FRANCE.
[APRIL] 28TH. 1917, IN HIS 27TH. YEAR.
[ALSO] ARNOLD THEIR BELOVED SON
[ROYAL] FIELD ARTILLERY,
WHO FELL IN [ACTION] AT GRAVENSTAFEL,
[BELGIUM] NOVR. [3RD.] 1917 IN HIS 23RD. YEAR.
[ALSO] CHARLIE, THEIR BELOVED SON
[WHO FELL] ASLEEP APRIL 25TH. [1899.]
IN HIS 7TH. YEAR.
West kerb:
ALSO GLADYS MARY, THEIR DAUGHTER DIED 21ST. FEBY. 1970, AGED 63 YEARS.

[Some lettering is missing or damaged.]

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died 2 2
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 2 2
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Hill family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Fernilee Parish Council; Chapel en le Frith Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From WW2: Whaley Bridge Parish Council; Whaley Bridge Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Whaley Bridge Town Council; High Peak Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
19th May 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
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