Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

G Beever

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to George Beever comprising an addition to a gravestone at Charlesworth Independent Chapel, Charlesworth, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Grave 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 01108 92734 ±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 grey granite gravestone comprises a tall wheel cross with octagonal limbs and moulded plinth surmounting an octagonal pedestal and plinth on a square base. The inscriptions are incised in capital block lettering on five of the vertical faces of the pedestal. The gravestone is accompanied by oblong granite kerbs with the maker's name incised at the foot.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross Granite 1400 660 185 Fair
Plinth Granite 230 380 380 Fair
Pedestal Granite 390 530 530 Fair
Plinth Granite 220 640 640 Fair
Base Granite 220 760 760 Fair
Kerbs Granite 120 915 1840 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of pedestal: 7 o'clock face of pedestal:
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE BEEVER,
WHO FELL IN ACTION
IN FRANCE JULY 1ST.
1916 IN HIS 21ST. YEAR.
ALSO OF
BERNARD BEEVER
WHO DIED OCT. 19TH.
1919 IN HIS 23RD. YEAR,
AFTER SERVING IN
PALESTINE.
"UNTIL THE GREAT
RE-UNION."
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE BEEVER
WHO DIED
DEC. 28TH. 1936,
IN HIS 66TH. YEAR
ALSO DEBORAH,
HIS BELOVED WIFE
DIED MAY 13TH. 1957
IN HER 87TH. YEAR.

9 o'clock face of pedestal: 11 o'clock face of pedestal:
AND
DR. DAVID
SUTHERLAND
SON OF
RICHARD
AND EDITH
(NEE BEEVER)
DIED
4TH. SEPTEMBER
1992
AGED 56 YEARS.
IN
LOVING MEMORY
EDITH
SUTHERLAND
NEE BEEVER
WIFE OF
RICHARD
AND MOTHER OF
HECTOR DAVID
AND CHRISTINE
DIED
8TH JULY 2004
AGED 99 YEARS

5 o'clock face of pedestal: Foot of kerbs:
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
SIDNEY BEEVER
DIED MAY 11TH. 1980
AGED 81 YEARS.
ALSO OF
LOUISA SARAH
HIS BELOVED WIFE
DIED JUNE 25TH. 1982
AGED 76 YEARS.
E J WAIN

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 Beever 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
Comments
This grave is recorded by CWGC as the War Grave of Bernard Beever so his name does not fall within the definition of a war memorial as generally used by heritage organisations.

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