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Memorial Title

M Kirkham

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Mark Kirkham at White Knowle Graveyard, Chapel-en-le-Frith comprising additional lettering on a family gravestone.
Images
Grave Headstone Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
White Knowle Graveyard
Hayfield Rd (A624)
White Knowle
Chapel-en-le-Frith
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK23 6EA

NGR:
SK 05158 82855
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
Next to the car park.
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 white headstone with a reverse-curve moulded cornice at the head, foliage in relief at the four corners, and an inscription inlaid in upright capital block lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Stone c1500 c800 c100 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
AMELIA MARY,
BELOVED WIFE OF
ALFRED KIRKHAM OF WHITE ROCK CHINLEY
WHO DIED OCT. 2ND 1923
AGED 70 YEARS.
ALSO
MARK KIRKHAM
WHO WAS LOST AT SEA.
AGED 27 YEARS.
ALSO
ALFRED EDWARD KIRKHAM,
WHO DIED DEC. 28TH. 1929,
IN HIS 66TH. YEAR.
"GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN."
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Kirkham family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Chinley Parish Council, Chapel en le Frith Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From WW2: Chinley Buxworth and Brownside Parish Council, Chapel en le Frith Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Chinley Parish Council, High Peak Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
19th April, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
References
Comments
AB Mark Kirkham was lost on 25th April, 1918.

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