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Memorial Title

Capt W B M Jackson

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial window to Capt W B M Jackson in St John's Church, Walton, Derbyshire.
Images
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Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St John's Church
Walton Back La
Walton
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S42 7LT

NGR:
SK 35859 69103
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The window is in the west wall of the church and the plaque is at the west end of the north wall, mounted on a common backboard with two others.

Previous location:
St John's Church (Demolished)
Walton Back La
Walton
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S42 7LT

NGR:
SK 35843 69104
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Location details:
The church was on the site of the present Parish Centre. The window was originally in the east wall.
Type
Overall type: Window.


Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.

Description:

A three-light stained glass window accompanied by a dedicatory plaque.

The window was originally the east window of the church but was transferred, with the surrounding stonework, into the new building. The left light contains a female figure in green robes, holding a sword and scales and representing Justice; the centre light has a depiction of Christ in red robes and the right light has a female figure in blue robes and holding a lamb, representing Charity. At the foot of the centre light is a badge of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment.

The plain oblong brass plaque has a thin incised border and an incised inscription in upright capital roman lettering. The plaque is mounted on a wooden backboard which it shares with two others.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Window Stained glass c3000 c2000 - Good
Plaque Brass 310 405 3 Fair
Backboard* Wood 1190 600 15 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
* This plaque shares the backboard with two others.
Inscription
Foot of left light: Head of middle light: Foot of right light:
justice PEACE BE WITH
YOU ALWAYS
charity

Across foot of all three lights:
WILLIAM BRABAZON MATHER JACKSON CAPTAIN SHERWOOD FORESTERS
KILLED IN THE GREAT WAR IN FRANCE APRIL 28TH 1917 AGED 23 YEARS

Plaque
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
THE EAST WINDOW OF THIS CHURCH
IS ERECTED BY HIS PARENTS & IS DEDI-
CATED IN LOVING & HONOURED MEMORY
OF WILLIAM BRABAZON MATHER
JACKSON CAPTAIN SHERWOOD
FORESTERS WHO DIED ON APRIL 28TH.
1917 OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION
ON APRIL 27TH. 1917 AT HARGICOURT
QUARRIES VILLERET FRANCE AGED
TWENTY THREE YEARS
"He gave his heart to his home, his life for his King
and Country and his soul to his God"
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Walton Parish Council; Brampton and Walton Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From WW2: Walton Parish Council; Chesterfield Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Holymoorside and Walton Parish Council; North East Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
1920s: The memorial was installed in the newly built St John's Church.

2000s: The memorial was removed from the church prior to its demolition.

2005: The memorial was installed in the new St John's Church, built within the curtilage of the old one.

22nd January, 2006: The newly completed St John's Church was opened and dedicated by Rt Rev Alastair Redfern, Bishop of Derby.

25th January 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and well cared for.
References
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