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Memorial Title

F Crookes

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial in St Lawrence's Churchyard, Great Barlow comprising an addition to the wording on a family gravestone and commemorating Fred Crookes.
Images
Setting Grave Inscription Click in a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Lawrence's Churchyard
Hackney La (B6051)
Great Barlow
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S18 7TR

NGR:
SK 34385 74695
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
The parish church signboard clearly identifies the village as Great Barlow but maps and other references refer to it as just Barlow. The grave is about 25m west of the church.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to the inscription on the kerbstone of a family grave. The oblong concrete kerbs have a broad chamfer on one side bearing a raised inscription in upright capital block lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Kerbs Concrete 225 880 2110 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
West kerb:
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
North kerb:
ETHEL CROOKES,
DIED DEC. 31ST. 1940, AGED 20 YEARS.
FRED CROOKES, KILLED IN ACTION IN EL ALAMEIN
JULY 1ST. 1942, AGED 23 YEARS..
South kerb:
AND DEAR FATHER FRED CROOKES,
DIED JUNE 14TH. 1965, AGED 77 YEARS.
AND DEAR MOTHER EDITH CROOKES,
DIED JAN 3RD. 1974, AGED 78 YEARS.
East kerb:
REUNITED.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action First Battle of El Alamein
(1-3 July 1942)
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Crookes family.

Local authorities:
From WW2: Barlow Parish Council; Chesterfield Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Barlow Parish Council; North East Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
July 1979: The churchyard lies within the Barlow Conservation Area first designated on that date.

17th August 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
References
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