Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Sgt J Ellis

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 Sgt John Ellis.
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 34404 74699
(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 3m west of the church, next to the path.
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 concrete headstone has a flat top and a battered face to which are attached a thin granite inlay bearing the inscription and narrow decorative strips at each sides. The inscription is incised in upright capital block lettering and the two decorative panels have incised designs of roses and foliage. The headstone is accompanied by oblong chamfered concrete kerbs.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Concrete, granite 700 900 200 Fair
Kerbs Concrete 250 890 1915 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELLIS CROOKES
(OF NEWGATE BARLOW)
DIED JAN. 7TH. 1920
AGED 56 YEARS.
ALSO CLARA,
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED MAY 10TH. 1946
AGED 79 YEARS.
ALSO THEIR SON
SGT. JOHN ELLIS, K.O.Y.L.I. 1914-1918
DIED OCT. 26TH. 1918, (INTERRED IN ITALY)
AGED 26 YEARS.
"GOD GRANT THEM ETERNAL REST."
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 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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