Derbyshire War Memorials
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W Roberts

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Wilfred Roberts comprising an addition to a gravestone at Charlesworth Independent Chapel, Charlesworth, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Grave Headstone Inscription Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
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 01116 92731 ±5m
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Location details:
The chapel is on the south side of the road. The memorial is east of the chapel, between the path and the road 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 tall black granite headstone with a decorative pediment top, recessed sides and an incised inscription in capital block lettering. The headstone surmounts an oblong granite plinth and an oblong sandstone base and is accompanied by oblong sandstone kerbs.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Granite 1335 655 120 Fair
Plinth Granite 300 765 260 Fair
Base Sandstone 340 915 305 Fair
Kerbs Sandstone 100 915 1530 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Front face of 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
REUBEN ROBERTS
OF PRIMROSE TERRACE, GLOSSOP
WHO DIED MARCH 3RD. 1928
IN HIS 70TH. YEAR.
ALSO OF EMMA, THE
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPT. 25TH. 1923,
IN HER 68TH. YEAR.
ALICE, THE BELOVED DAUGHTER
OF REUBEN & EMMA ROBERTS
WHO FELL ASLEEP OCTR. 4TH.
1924, AGED 40 YEARS.
ALSO WILFRED THEIR BELOVED SON,
KILLED AT KEMMELL HILL
OCTR. 19TH. 1917, INTERRED AT
LA CLYTHE, BELGIUM, OCT 20TH.
1917, AGED 20 YEARS.
ALSO ETHEL HANCOCK
THEIR DAUGHTER
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY
AWAY DEC. 9TH. 1967,
AGED 78 YEARS.
Front face of plinth:
IN HOPE OF A SWEET TO MORROW
Rear face of headstone:
MAURICE LOVERANCE
1915 - 1986
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Roberts 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
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.
References
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