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Memorial
Title
Sgt T H Thorley
Images
Tree Plaque
Locations
Last known location:
Memorial Meadow
Welland Rd
Hilton
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE65 5NR

NGR:
SK 24488 30222 ±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 field maple tree (Acer campestre) 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
Sergeant 1152760 Thomas Henry Thorley
102 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
8th November 1941, Age 19
Runnymede Memorial, Surrey


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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