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Memorial
Title
Hilton, Hoon and Marston-on-Dove - Tablet
Images
Setting Rock Tablet Unveiling Several more photographs are held on file, mainly covering the unveiling ceremony.
Locations
Last known location:
Memorial Meadow
Welland Rd
Hilton
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE65 5NR

NGR:
SK 24475 30228 ±5m
Location details:
Near the middle of the field at the junction of Humber St and Welland Rd.
Type
Overall type:  Tablet.


Overall condition: Good.  The inscription is legible.


Description:

An oblong black granite tablet mounted on the surface of a grey granite boulder.  The text and names are incised in mixed case block lettering infilled in white.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet Black granite 435 535 40 Good
Boulder Grey granite 600 1500 1100 Good
Dimensions in millimetres unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF HILTON, HOON AND MARSTON-ON-DOVE,
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY
Names
Conflicts and people commemorated
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Falklands Conflict (1982)
Number died 18 6 1
Number served and returned 0 0 0
Total names 18 6 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: Unveiled by Pte Callum Bowley of 2 Mercian Regt and 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.
References
4th August, 2014: Order of Service for the unveiling ceremony.

5th August, 2014: Derby Telegraph, pp6-7; an extensive report of the unveiling ceremony with photographs.
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