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Memorial Title

R Wake

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial plaque to Richard "Dick" Wake in St Peter and St Pauls' Church, at Eckington, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Peter and St Pauls' Church
Mill Rd
Eckington
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S21 4EP

NGR:
SK 43200 79789
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
On the north wall of the chancel.
Type
Overall type: Plaque.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.

Description:

A wall-mounted nowy-headed brass plaque. At the head is an incised flory cross and below that is a cusped ogee arch with roses in the spandrels. In the arch is a motto on a ribbon and a family emblem and to each side are stylised columns. The incised inscription is in upright capital roman lettering infilled in black with selected rubricated initials.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque Brass 760 460 5 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
VIGILA ET ORA
FROM A FEW OF HIS MANY SORROWING FRIENDS.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF "DICK" WAKE
(YOUNGEST SON OF HERWALD CRAUFURD WAKE ESQ. CB.
AND LUCY CHARLOTTE HURT SITWELL)
WHO FELL MORTALLY WOUNDED BY A BULLET
FROM THE ARAB TRENCHES DEC 6TH. 1888
WHILE FOLLOWING HIS PROFESSION AS AN ARTIST
AT THE FRONT OF THE BRITISH POSITION AT
SUAKIM CLOSE TO THE GAMAIZEH FORT.
HE DIED THE NEXT MORNING AGED 25 YEARS
AND TWO MONTHS.
HE WAS MANLY MODEST AND GENTLE
SANS PEUR ET SANS REPROCHE.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Sudan Campaigns
(1881-98) (Civilians)
Totals
Action Seige of Suakin
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From 19th century: Eckington Parish Council, Chesterfield Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Eckington Parish Council, North East Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
31st January, 1967: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List for England number 1045851.

1970: The Eckington and Renishaw Park Conservation Area was adopted The church lies within it.

8th November 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
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Comments
Richard Frederick Robert Wake was a civilian artist working as a war correspondent for the Graphic weekly newspaper.

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