Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

W A Barker

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to William Barker comprising an addition to a gravestone at Bamford.
Images
Setting 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 20736 83359 ±5m
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Location details:
The memorial is southwest of the church.
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 tall headstone has a pointed arch top, recessed sides, a thin incised border and a rose in relief in a roundel at the head. The incised inscription is mainly in upright capital roman letters. The headstone surmounts a plain oblong base with bevelled top.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Sandstone 1365 760 100 Fair
Base Sandstone c240 910 270 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
In Loving Memory of
SAMUEL,
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ANNE BARKER,
DIED JAN. 15TH. 1901, AGED 60 YEARS.
ALSO/ BARBARA ALETHEA SUTCLIFFE,
DAUGHTER OF ABOVE, DIED FEB. 6TH. 1915.
AGED 34 YEARS.
ALSO
WILLIAM ALBERT BARKER,
SON OF ABOVE, WHO DIED IN FRANCE
JUNE 23RD. 1919, AGED 39 YEARS.
ALSO
CHARLES THOMAS,
SAMUEL HENRY,
AND MARINA ANNE,
CHILDREN OF ABOVE, WHO DIED IN INFANCY.
ALSO
ANNE, BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
SAMUEL BARKER,
DIED FEB. 6TH.. 1923. AGED 74 YEARS.
THY WILL BE DONE.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1939) Totals
Action
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Barker 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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