Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

C Marsh

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial comprising additional lettering on a family gravestone commemorating Christopher Marsh in St John the Evangelist's Churchyard, Ridgeway, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Grave Headstone
Locations
Last known location:
St John the Evangelist's
 Churchyard
Main Rd
Ridgeway
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S12 3XX

NGR:
SK 40153 81191 ±5m
Location details:
The church is on the western side of the road. The memorial is just inside the gate, to the left of the path.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. 


Description:

An addition to the lettering on a family gravestone. The tall sandstone headstone is in the style of a scroll unfurled over a stone wall and bears an incised inscription mainly upright decorative capital lettering, with an official Memorial Plaque (Death Penny) inset at the foot. The headstone is accompanied by oblong kerbs.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Sandstone 1120 600 700 Fair
Kerbs Sandstone 100 915 1880 Fair
Plaque Bronze 118 dia - Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
In
Loving Memory of
JONATHAN MARSH,
DIED FEB. 19TH 1919, AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO OF CATHERINE MARSH,
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED FEB. 18TH 1922, AGED 70 YEARS.
ALSO CHRISTOPHER, SON OF THE
ABOVE & CATHERINE MARSH
KILLED IN FRANCE APRIL 23RD 1917
IN HIS 23RD YEAR
ALSO IDA LYDIA
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED OCT. 30TH 1918, AGED 22 YEARS.
ALSO JONATHAN, SON,
DIED IN HIS INFANCY.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Marsh family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Eckington Parish Council; Chesterfield Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council
From 1974: Eckington Parish Council; North East Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council
History
4th May, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
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