Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

H White

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial in St Lawrence's Churchyard, Great Barlow comprising an addition to the wording on a family gravestone and commemorating Harry White.
Images
Setting Grave Headstone 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 34393 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 15m 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 headstone of a family grave. The tall sandstone headstone has a rounded arch top with repeated motif border and recessed sides. The incised inscription is mainly in upright capital block lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Sandstone 1375 750 75 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HARRY
THE BELOVED SON OF
CHARLES & ROSINA WHITE
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION
NEAR THE DARDANELLES
MAY 26TH. 1915, AGED 22 YEARS.
ONLY A PRIVATE SOLDIER,
ONLY A MOTHER'S SON,
BURIED ON A FIELD OF BATTLE,
YOU KNOW MY DUTY I HAVE DONE.
I HAVE SERVED FOR MY KING AND COUNTRY
GOD KNOWS I HAVE DONE MY BEST
AND NOW I'M ASLEEP IN JESUS
A BRITISH SOLDIER LAID AT REST
ALSO HILDA ANNIE
THEIR DEARLY BELOVED DAUGHTER
BORN AUGUST 11TH. 1895
DIED DECEMBER 18TH. 1896.
AND OF MAY BRADBURY
WHO DIED AUGUST 14TH. 1972
AGED 70 YEARS.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the White 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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