Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

J Hurt

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial to J Hurt comprising an addition to a gravestone in St Leonard's Churchyard, Shirland.
Images

Setting Grave Headstone Inscription
Locations

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

NGR:
SK 40025 58522 ±5m
Location details:
To the east of the path from Church St, close to the gate. The A61 is called Chesterfield Rd on some maps.
Type

Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to a headstone on a family grave. The memorial comprises a low sandstone headstone with a flat top and stepped shoulders. The face of the headstone has recessed oblong panels at each side bearing images of a flaming torch and bound laurel wreath in relief. The inscription is incised in the central section between them in upright capital block lettering. The headstone surmounts an oblong base, now mostly buried, and marks at the foot indicate that it was once accompanied by kerbstones, now lost.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Sandstone 680 910 95 Fair
Base Stone ? c910 c225 Fair
Kerbs Stone ? ? ? Lost
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM KENNETH,
BELOVED SON OF
WILLIAM & LAURA LEAH,
DIED 3RD. DEC. 1943,
AGED 20 YEARS.
AT REST.
ALSO
JOHN HURT,
KILLED IN ACTION IN ITALY,
FEB. 12TH 1944.
SUPREME SACRIFICE.

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 Hurt 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.
References

Comments

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