Derbyshire War Memorials
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2Lt G S P Stamper and CQMS E W P Stamper

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial tablet at St Peter's Church, Stonebroom, Derbyshire, commemorating 2Lt Geoffrey Stamper and CQMS Eric Stamper.
Images
Setting Tablet Click in a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Peter's Church
High St
Stonebroom
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE55 6JT

NGR:
SK 41596 59779 ±5m
Location details:
On the north wall of the chancel.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An oblong white marble tablet with a reverse-curve top and a badge of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment in relief at the head. The inscription is incised in upright capital block lettering coloured black. The tablet is mounted on a plain oblong backboard with a very smooth black finish having no texture or characteristics to identify whether it is marble, slate or even wood.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet White marble 405 710 25 Fair
Backboard Unknown 610 910 30 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GEOFFREY SIDEBOTTOM PARKER STAMPER, 2ND LIEUT 1ST SHERWOOD FORESTERS.
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE MARCH 24TH 1918.
AGED 29 YEARS.
BURIED AT ST CHRIST ON THE SOMME.
ALSO OF
ERIC WILLIAM PARKER STAMPER. C.Q.M.S. 2/5TH SHERWOOD FORESTERS.
DIED AT STONEBROOM VICARAGE NOVEMBER 7TH 1918.
AGED 27 YEARS.
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Number died 2 2
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 2 2
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Shirland and Higham Parish Council; Chesterfield Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Shirland and Higham Parish Council; North East Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
2nd September, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
References
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