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Memorial Title

FO J M Simpson

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 FO J M Simpson.
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 34450 74718
(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 20m northeast of the church, near the road.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A reclining tablet placed on the surface of a grave to accompany a family memorial. The family memorial comprises a white marble latin cross on a three stepped base. The face of the cross has a Christograph and spray of climbing foliage in relief and the steps of the base have bevelled tops with an inlaid inscription in upright capital block lettering. The tablet is in the style of an open book with a further inscription on the pages in similar style. The memorials are accompanied by oblong kerbs.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross White marble 995 505 95 Fair
Base White marble 580 660 515 Fair
Tablet White marble 410 515 80 Fair
Kerbs White marble 140 815 2540 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of base:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
FLORENCE EVELINE SIMPSON
A DEAR WIFE AND MOTHER
WHO DIED NOV. 19TH. 1930,
IN HER 39TH. YEAR.
"THE SOULS OF THE RIGHTEOUS ARE IN THE HANDS
OF GOD AND NO HARM SHALL COME TO THEM."
WILLIAM HENRY SIMPSON
A DEAR HUSBAND AND FATHER
WHO DIED APRIL 12TH 1958 IN HIS 63RD YEAR.
Tablet:
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
F/O J. MAYNARD
SIMPSON.
MISSING FROM AIR
OPERATIONS, NORTH SEA
APRIL 22ND. 1945.
AGED 25 YEARS.
SON OF THE LATE
EVELINE, AND
W. H. SIMPSON.
ALSO
JOHN MAYNARD
INFANT SON OF
JEAN & MAYNARD
SIMPSON.
BORN AND DIED
MAY 30TH. 1945.
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Simpson 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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