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Memorial Title

Pte W Boyt

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial to Pte William Boyt comprising an addition to a gravestone at Bamford.
Images
Setting Grave Headstone Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St John the
 Baptist's Churchyard
Main Rd (A6013)
Bamford
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S33 0AY

NGR:
SK 20775 83359 ±5m
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Location details:
The memorial is close to the church and just to the southeast of it.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.

Description:

An addition to the lettering on a sandstone headstone on a family grave. The headstone has a flat top with stepped shoulders and bears the incised inscription in upright capital roman letters coloured black. The headstone is accompanied by plain oblong sandstone kerbs with further similar inscriptions on the upper faces.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Sandstone 600 915 100 Fair
Kerbs Sandstone c115 915 1735 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Headstone:
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
CHARLES BOYT,
DIED 13TH NOVR 1938; AGED 51 YEARS.
ALSO PTE. WILLIAM BOYT, SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED OF WOUNDS 9TH SEPTR 1943, AGED 20 YEARS
ALSO RHODA
BELOVED WIFE OF CHARLES BOYT,
DIED 12TH APRIL 1978, AGED 89 YEARS.
"REST IN THE LORD"

North kerb:
ALSO CYRIL MASKERY BELOVED HUSBAND OF NELLIE DIED SEPT 1981 AGED 68 YEARS.

South kerb:
IN MEMORY OF NELLIE MASKERY (NEE BOYT) BELOVED WIFE OF CYRIL
DIED AUG 11TH 2000 AGED 82 YEARS

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Boyt family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Bamford Parish Council; Chapel en le Frith Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Bamford and Thornhill Parish Council; High Peak Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
17th April, 1951: The memorial lies within the Peak District National Park designated on that date.

9th April, 2014: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
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