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2Lt L Ashby

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to 2 Lt Leslie Ashby 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 01722 78946 ±5m
Location details:
The church is on the west side of the road east of the hamlet of Fernilee. The grave is west of the church.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

Additional lettering on the headstone of a family grave. The black granite headstone has a flat top and a projecting stepped shoulder at the left with a spray of roses incised in a panel to the left. The incised inscription is mainly in upright capital block lettering. The headstone surmounts an oblong base with bevelled top and is accompanied by plain oblong kerbs.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Granite 930 770 115 Fair
Base Granite 270 915 255 Fair
Kerbs Granite 200 930 1600 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
In Love We Remember
JOHN ASHBY,
DIED 23RD MAY 1939;
AGED 68 YEARS.
ALSO
LESLIE, SON OF THE ABOVE
2ND LIEUT. 55 BATT. LANCS FUS.
KILLED IN ACTION AT TOURNAI,
BELGIUM. 21ST OCTR 1918;
AGED 20 YEARS.
WE TREASURE STILL WITH LOVE SINCERE
MEMORIES OF THOSE WE LOVED SO DEAR.
ALSO ANNIE ELIZABETH
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOHN ASHBY
DIED 25TH OCTR 1965;
AGED 95 YEARS.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Ashby 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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