Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

R Clarkson

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Raymond Clarkson comprising an addition to a gravestone at Charlesworth Independent Chapel, Charlesworth, Derbyshire.
Images
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Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Graveyard
Charlesworth Independent
 Chapel
Chapel Brow
Charlesworth
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK13 5HH

NGR:
SK 01046 92783 ±5m
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Location details:
The chapel is on the south side of the road. The memorial is east of the chapel, towards the southern boundary.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

Additional wording to the inscription on a family gravestone. The gravestone comprises a sandstone ledger with an incised inscription in mixed styles of lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Ledger Sandstone 2185 915 105 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Ledger:
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
IN Memory OF
JOSEPH SHEPLEY,
OF CHARLESWORTH, who de-
parted this Life Novr. 10th. 1853
in the 54th Year of his Age
Also MARGARET, his Wife,
who departed this Life October
4th. 1890, in her 81ST. Year.
Also of MARY BUCKLEY
SHEPLEY, their Daughter who
departed this Life Decr. 22nd
1841 in the 6th Year of her Age
Also of THOMAS, their Son
who died in his infancy
Also of WILLIAM, their Son
who departed this Life May
26th 1874 in the 41st Year of his Age
Also of HARRIETT ANN, their
Daughter who departed this LIFE
September 15th 1887 Aged 40 YEARS
ALSO JOE CLARKSON,
who died May 4th. 1924,
Aged 52 Years.
ALSO RAYMOND CLARKSON,
killed in action IN FRANCE Aug 8th.
1918, Aged 19 Years.
ALSO ANNIE RELICT OF THE ABOVE
JOE CLARKSON,
who died April 25th. 1951.
Aged 79 Years.
Foot of ledger:
J. THORNLEY, SC.
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Clarkson family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Charlesworth Parish Council; Glossop Dale Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From WW2: Charlesworth Parish Council; Chapel en le Frith Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Charlesworth Parish Council; High Peak Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
Unknown date: The memorial was made by J Thornley.

18th October, 1996: The memorial lies within Charlesworth Conservation Area first designated on that date.

25th October, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
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