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Memorial Title

L W Clements

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial to L W Clements comprising an addition to a gravestone in St Leonard's Churchyard, Shirland.
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Setting Grave Inscription
Locations

Last known location:
St Leonard's Churchyard
Main Rd (A61)
Shirland
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE55 6BB

NGR:
SK 40091 58490 ±5m
Location details:
In the eastern section of the churchyard near the main path. The A61 is called Chesterfield Rd on some maps.
Type

Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. Weathering has caused the inscription to become legible only at close range.

Description:

An addition to a kerbstone on a family grave. The memorial comprises concrete kerbstones with a broad chamfer bearing the inlaid inscription in upright capital lettering. A few of the letters have been lost but fine algal growth and some fading over time have caused the concrete and the lettering to acquire a somewhat camouflaged appearance.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Kerbs Concrete 240 880 2120 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

West kerb: IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
North kerb: A DEAR HUSBAN[D] & FATHER
WILLIAM THOMAS CLEMENTS,
DIED 11TH. DEC. 1952, AGED 68 YEARS.
ALSO HIS BELOVED WIFE
CATHERINE AMELIA CLEMENTS
DIED [6TH. NO]V. 1968, AGED 85 YEARS.
South kerb: AND OF OUR DEAR SON LIONEL WILLIAM,
KILLED IN ACTION 17TH. JUNE 1940, AGED 28 YEARS.
East kerb: REST IN PEACE.
      [Some letters are missing from the inscription.]

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Clements family.

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

8th July 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
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