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Spr C Rhodes

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

NGR:
SK 34093 69165 ±4m
Location details:
On the northeastern side of the churchyard, next to the gate.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial appears to be cared for.

Description:

An addition to a gravestone on a family grave. The gravestone comprises a white marble decorative cross with a Christograph at the centre and with a tapered shaft. The cross surmounts a four stepped base which has a moulded top to the top step, bevelled tops to the remaining steps and bears the inlaid inscription in mixed styles of lettering on three of its faces. The grave also has rolltopped kerbstones.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross White marble 1130 560 120 Fair
Base White marble 710 915 755 Fair
Kerbs White marble 300 900 1380 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of base:
In Ever Loving
Memory of
DEAR ELSIE
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
ARTHUR LOUISA C RHODES
WHO DIED DEC. 21. 1917,
AGED 29 YEARS
"A GOOD LIFE WHOSE FRAGRANT MEMORY
WILL EVER REMAIN A PRICELESS TREASURE."
ALSO THEIR DEARLY LOVED ONLY SON
SAPPER CECIL RHODES 84TH FIELD CO. R.E.
WHO VOLUNTEERED SEP. 2. 1914 AND WAS KILLED AT YPRES
BELGIUM JUNE 25. 1916, WHEN RETURNING FROM A RAID,
AFTER REACHING OUR OWN LINES WITH A PRISONER.
AGED 20 YEARS.
FOR HONOUR LIFE AND LIBERTY, HE GAVE HIS GLORIOUS YOUTH
9 o'clock face of base:
ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GLADYS RHODES MC.KAY,
DIED ROMFORD ESSEX, FEB. 8. 1971,
BELOVED WIFE OF A. C. MC.KAY.
FOREVER IN MY THOUGHTS.
3 o'clock face of base:
ALSO ARTHUR
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
LOUISA C. RHODES,
WHO DIED JAN. 9TH. 1936
AGED 73 YEARS.
ALSO OF
LOUISA C. RHODES,
WHO DIED NOV. 28TH. 1952,
AGED 89 YEARS

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 Rhodes 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 appeared to be cared for.
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