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Memorial
Title
Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
Images
Setting Memorial Plaque
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
High St (A61)
Clay Cross
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S45 9DZ

NGR:
39163 63301 ±5m
Location details:
On the western side of the road, on the stone wall north of the Clay Cross war memorial outside St Bartholomew's Church.
Type
Overall type: Plaque.


Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A nowy-headed bronze wall plaque with the badge of the Sherwood Foresters at the head. The inscription is in upright raised capital roman lettering.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque Bronze 760 515 20 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
45th
FOOT
95th
FOOT
ON CRICH HILL A MONUMENT IS ERECTED
IN MEMORY OF
11,409 OF ALL RANKS OF
THE SHERWOOD FORESTERS
(NOTTINGHAMSHIRE AND DERBYSHIRE REGT.)
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR KING AND THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919
WHOSE NAMES
ARE RECORDED WITH GRATITUDE AND LOVE IN
BOOKS OF REMEMBRANCE
DEPOSITED IN NOTTINGHAM AND DERBY
AND ALSO IN HONOUR OF
ALL THEIR COMRADES WHO GLORIOUSLY SERVED
IN 32 BATTALIONS OF THE SAME REGIMENT
TO THE NUMBER OF
140,000.

Conflicts and people commemorated

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

Local Authorities:
After WW1: Clay Cross Parish Council; Clay Lane (later Clay Cross) Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council
From 1974: Clay Cross Parish Council; North East Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
August 2010: The memorial lies within the Clay Cross Conservation Area designated on that date.

16 May, 2013: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition.
References
The Panoramio web page has an image of the memorial
Comments
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Page © Roy Branson