Derbyshire War Memorials
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Pte H Davies

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Pte Herbert Davies 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 01108 92712 ±5m
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Location details:
The chapel is on the south side of the road. The memorial is southeast of the chapel, about half way towards the eastern 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 headstone in the style of an unfurled scroll with an incised inscription in mixed styles of lettering. The headstone surmounts an oblong base with bevelled top and is accompanied by oblong sandstone kerbs bearing a further incised inscription and the maker's name at the foot.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Sandstone 775 585 190 Fair
Base Sandstone 325 715 295 Fair
Kerbs Sandstone 180 1020 1830 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Headstone:
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 Loving Memory of
JOE DAVIES,
OF HAGUE STREET, WHITFIELD.
WHO FELL ASLEEP SEP. 19TH 1918,
IN HIS 52ND YEAR.
ALSO PTE HERBERT DAVIES,
SON OF THE ABOVE, KILLED IN ACTION
IN FRANCE. AUG 1ST 1917.
IN HIS 22ND YEAR.
"SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS."
ALSO HARRIETT, BELOVED WIFE OF
THE ABOVE JOE DAVIES,
WHO FELL ASLEEP DEC-26TH 1924.
AGED 56 YEARS,
ALSO JESSIE MOORES,
AGED 49 YEARS.
South kerb:
ALSO HERBERT WOODACRE,
DIED MAY 28TH 1983, AGED 87 YEARS.
North kerb:
ALSO EMMA WOODACRE,
DIED JULY 14TH. 1972, AGED 74 YEARS.
Foot of kerbs:
BRIGHTMORE
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Davies 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 Brightmore.

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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