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Memorial Title

S Webster

Summary

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

Setting Grave Headstone
Locations

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

NGR:
SK 40024 58525 ±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 concrete battered headstone with a flat top, stepped at the sides and with a slate tablet inset into the face. The tablet has small motifs of foliage incised in the corners, and the inscription incised in upright capital block gilded lettering. The headstone is accompanied by chamfered concrete kerbstones.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet Slate 305 430 - Fair
Headstone Concrete 550 540 135 Fair
Kerbs Concrete 235 845 2000 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELLEN LAWTON,
DIED FEB. 13. 1945,
AGED 68 YEARS.
AT REST.
ALSO SIDNEY WEBSTER, R.N.
HER NEPHEW
LOST AT SEA MAY 22. 1941,
AGED 23 YEARS.
DUTY NOBLY DONE.

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 Lawton and Webster families.

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

Page © Roy Branson