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Memorial
Title
Pte G S Land
Images
Tree Plaque
Locations
Last known location:
Memorial Meadow
Welland Rd
Hilton
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE65 5NR

NGR:
SK 24489 30220 ±5m
Location details:
Near the eastern edge of the field at the junction of Humber St and Welland Rd.
Type
Overall type:  Tree.


Overall condition: Good.  The inscription is legible.


Description:

A willow tree (Salix sp) accompanied by an oblong metal plaque on a metal stake.  The incised inscription is in sentence case block lettering infilled in black.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tree Plant material - - - Good
Plaque Metal, synthetic material 60 130 2 Good
Stake Metal c400 c15 c15 Good
Dimensions in millimetres unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Private 14404659 Gilbert Samuel Land
1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment
18th April 1944, Age 19
Imphal War Cemetery, India

Conflicts and people commemorated
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
Administration
Custodians:
The custodians are Hilton Parish Council.

Local Authorities:
Local authorities are Hilton Parish Council, South Derbyshire District Council and Derbyshire County Council.
History
4th August, 2014: Dedicated by Rev Dr Jocelyn Lewis, Royal British Legion, Derbyshire County Chaplain.  Also participating were Mr William Tucker, Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire; Mr David Coleman, High Sheriff of Derbyshire; Rev A Murphy; Rev P Poole and many participants from the local community.

4th August, 2014: Surveyed by Roy Branson
References
4th August, 2014: Order of Service for the dedication ceremony.

5th August, 2014: Derby Telegraph, pp6-7; an extensive report of the dedication ceremony.
Comments
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