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Memorial Title

Cpl F Greaves VC

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial tablet commemorating Cpl Fred Greaves VC at Killamarsh, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial Inscription Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
High St
Sheepcote Hill,
Killamarsh
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S21 1BB

NGR:
SK 45687 80855 ±5m
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Location details:
On the east side of the road, adjacent to the Killamarsh war memorial pillar near the junction with Kirkcroft La.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


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

Description:

A square recumbent tablet of Scoutmoor Yorkstone with a narrow circular incised border. The tablet has a depiction of the Victoria Cross incised at the head and the inscription is incised below in upright capital roman lettering..

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet Sandstone 600 600 - Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
CORPORAL
FRED GREAVES
SHERWOOD FORESTERS
(NOTTINGHAMSHIRE AND
DERBYSHIRE REGIMENT)
4TH OCTOBER 1917
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Not stated
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 1 1
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Department for Communities and Local Government and North East Derbyshire District Council.

Local authorities:
From 1974: Killamarsh Parish Council, North East Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
2013: The stone was designed by Charlie MacKeith.

Unknown date: The stone was extracted from a quarry near Ramsbottom and worked for the Department for Communities and Local Government who supplied it to North East Derbyshire District Council.

1st October, 2017: The tablet was installed at a commemorative ceremony.

27th November 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition and cared for.
References
Derbyshire Times; 27th September, 2017: a description of the forthcoming ceremony.
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