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

NGR:
SK 24487 30224 ±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 cherry tree 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 203810 William Orme
2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts &Derbys)
21st May 1918, Age 20
Nine Elms British Cemetery, Belgium


Conflicts and people commemorated
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
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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