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Memorial
Title
St James's Mission Church (Lost)
Images
No photographs are available.
Locations
Last reported location:
St Bartholomew's
      Church
High St (A61)
Clay Cross
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S45 9DZ

NGR:
39136 63298 (from online digital mapping).
Location details:
Lost

Previous location:
St James's Mission
 Church (demolished)
Ashover Rd (B6014)
Stretton
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE55 6FE

NGR:
39190 61202 (from online digital mapping)
Location details:
The memorial is believed to have been moved from St James's Church to St Bartholomew's Church about 1975 prior to St James's being demolished.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


Overall condition: Lost.


Description:

Believed to have been an oval tablet with a border of a laurel wreath in relief.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet Stone - - - Lost
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
TO THE
GLORY OF GOD & TO
THE MEMORY OF THE
MEN OF STRETTON WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914-1918
(Names)
GRANT THEM LORD ETERNAL
REST AND MAY LIGHT
PERPETUAL SHINE
UPON THEM
[Fl Sgt Harvey Nutt Unwin]
1939-1945

(The wording, alignment and case are presumed. The WW1 names are not known. The format of the WW2 name is presumed.)
Conflicts and people commemorated

Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 7 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 7 1
Administration
Custodians:-

Local Authorities:
After WW1: Clay Cross Parish Council; Clay Lane (or Clay Cross) Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council
From 1974: Clay Cross Parish Council; North East Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
Autumn, 1949: The name of Fl Sgt Harvey Nutt Unwin was added to the tablet.

1975: The tablet is believed to have been damaged when St James's Church was demolished and most of the border was lost. It is believed to have been moved to St Bartholomew's Church, Clay Cross.

31st August, 1984: St Bartholomew's Church was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England reference 1087812.

August 2010: St Bartholomew's Church lies within the Clay Cross Conservation Area designated on that date.

16th May, 2013: St Bartholomews Church, Clay Cross was searched by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot but the memorial was not found.
References
Derby Telegraph: 12th November, 1949; p6: A brief report of the addition of Fl Sgt Unwin's name.
Comments
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