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Memorial Title

H Tagg

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to H Tagg comprising an addition to a gravestone in St Leonard's Churchyard, Shirland.
Images

Setting Gravestone Headstone Inscription
Locations

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

NGR:
SK 40030 58468 ±5m
Location details:
West of the path from Church St and on the southern side of the churchyard towards the opening to the footpath leading to the cemetery. The A61 is called Chesterfield Rd on some maps.
Type

Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible but deteriorating.

Description:

An addition to a headstone on a family grave. The memorial comprises a tall white marble headstone with a trefoil top and projecting mouldings on each side. At the head is a trefoil panel containing a design of foliage in relief with the inscription below inlaid mainly in upright capital block lettering. The headstone surmounts an oblong base with a bevelled top bearing a further inscription, and it is accompanied by oblong kerbs.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone White marble 1330 710 75 Fair
Base White marble 150 810 225 Fair
Kerbs White marble 160 1810 1935 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

Headstone: In loving memory of
John Tagg,
BORN JANY. 24TH. 1857,
DIED OCTR. 10TH. 1893.
ALSO OF John, HIS SON
[WHO DIED JULY 15TH. 1886,
A]GED 12 WEEKS.
ALSO HARRY,
YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL IN ACTION AT YPRES, SEP. 16. 1917
AGED 24 YEARS.
ALSO MARY ELLEN
WIDOW OF JOHN TAGG,
DIED DEC. 20. 1922
AGED 63 YEARS.

Base:

R.I.P.

       [Some letters are missing or damaged.]

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Tagg 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

9th September 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
References

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