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P W Philipps

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Percy Philipps added to a gravestone in St Peter's Churchyard at Holymoorside, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Grave Inscription
Locations
Last known location:
St Peter's Churchyard
Cotton Mill Hill
Holymoorside
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S42 7EJ

NGR:
SK 34085 69167 ±4m
Location details:
In the northeastern corner of the churchyard, towards the gate.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the grave appears to be tended.

Description:

An addition to a gravestone on a family grave which comprises a white marble headstone accompanied by kerbstones. The low headstone has a rounded arch top with rounded shoulders and bears an inlaid inscription in upright capital block lettering which is continued on external chamfers of the kerbs.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone White marble 610 910 100 Fair
Kerbs White marble 150 935 2010 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Headstone:
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
RICHARD HENRY
PHILIPPS,
WHO PASSED AWAY DEC. 29. 1922
AGED 43 YEARS.
ALSO OF PERCY WOODVILLE PHILIPPS,
WHO WAS KILLED IN THE GREAT WAR
APRIL 1917, AGED 35 YEARS
BOTH SONS OF RICHARD HENRY PHILIPPS
CHESTERFIELD.
South kerb:
ALSO [LLEWELLYN BEAUMONT PHILIPPS,]
DIED JUNE 10TH 1930, AGED 49 YEARS.
North kerb:
[ALSO] MABEL WIFE OF [LLEWELLYN] BEAUMONT PHILIPPS,
[DIED JUNE 12TH] 1930, [AGED] 53 YEARS.
East kerb:
"UNTIL THE DAY DAWN
AND THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY."

[Some letters missing.]

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 Philipps family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Brampton 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
4th February 2008: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and the grave appeared to be tended.
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