Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

A Twells

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Albert Twells added to a gravestone in St James's Churchyard, Shardlow, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Grave Memorial
Locations
Last known location:
St James's Churchyard
London Rd (B5010)
Shardlow
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE72 2GP

NGR:
SK 43801 30266 ±3m
Location details:
The church is on the south side of the road. The memorial is south of the church, towards the western boundary.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to a headstone on a family grave. The low, white marble headstone has a rounded arch top with stepped and hollowed shoulders and an inlaid inscription in upright capital block and roman lettering. It is accompanied by chamfered oblong kerbs and several vases.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone White marble 740 840 75 Fair
Kerbs White marble 180 870 2065 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOSEPH TWELLS,
WHO DIED SEPT. 5TH. 1913,
AGED 68 YEARS.
THY WILL BE DONE
ALSO OF HARRIETT ANN, HIS WIDOW
WHO DIED OCT. 18TH. 1931,
AGED 79 YEARS.
O REST IN THE LORD
ALSO ALBERT TWELLS,
MISSING IN FRANCE, MAY 3RD. 1917.
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 Twells family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Shardlow and Great Wilne Parish Council; Shardlow Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Shardlow and Great Wilne Parish Council; South Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
21st March, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
References
Comments
Page © Roy Branson