Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

J E Hamer and W H Hamer

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to James Hamer and William Hamer at White Knowle Graveyard, Chapel-en-le-Frith comprising additional lettering on a family gravestone.
Images
Setting 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 05157 82846 ±5m
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Location details:
In front of the former chapel.
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 an oblong sandstone tablet set into a frame styled to resemble a stone block wall with flat top and stepped shoulders. The inscription is incised in upright capital block lettering. The headstone is accompanied by oblong sandstone kerbs.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Sandstone 970 915 1620 Fair
Kerbs Sandstone 160 915 1750 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN REMEMBRANCE OF
SAMUEL HAMER.
DIED MARCH 11TH. 1937;
AGED 74 YEARS.
ALSO SARAH, HIS BELOVED WIFE
DIED JANY 7TH. 1898;
AGED 39 YEARS.
ALSO THEIR SONS
JAMES EDWARD,
MISSING IN THE GREAT WAR
MARCH 21ST. 1918; AGED 31 YEARS
WILLIAM HENRY,
MISSING IN THE GREAT WAR
APRIL 22ND. 1918; AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO ROBERT EDGAR,
THEIR SON
DIED DECR. 4TH. 1948;
AGED 54 YEARS.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 2 2
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 2 2
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Hamer 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.
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