Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

M Blockley

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial to Maurice Blockley comprising a tablet in St Peter's Churchyard, Hartshorne, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Grave Tablet Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Peter's Churchyard
Church St
Hartshorne
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE11 7ER

NGR:
SK 32783 20784 ±5m
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Location details:
Southeast of the church, close to the boundary hedge.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A white marble tablet placed on a family grave in additions to the headstone. The tablet is in the style of an unfurled scroll bearing an inlaid inscription in upright capital block lettering. The headstone is also in the style of an unfurled scroll flanked by a pair of pillars with figures in relief on the faces. It also bears an inlaid inscription and is accompanied by oblong kerbs.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet White marble 450 305 1200 Fair
Headstone White marble 910 760 130 Fair
Kerbs White marble 280 785 1560 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Headstone:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
[In
SWEET AND LOVING MEMORY OF
DOROTHY
ONLY DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND DORIS BLOCKLEY
OF WOODVILLE
DIED JUNE 3RD. 1933
AGED 6 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS
DOROTHY "GIFT OF GOD", SO PURE SO SWEET
WE LAY OUR GIFT TO GOD AT HIS DEAR FEET.]

[Headstone heavily encrusted with algae and very difficult to read.]
Tablet:
ALSO OF
MAURICE
OUR DEARLY LOVED
SON, WHO MADE THE
SUPREME SACRIFICE
IN GERMANY
OCTOBER 8TH. 1944
AGED 21 YEARS.
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Blockley family.

Local authorities:
From WW2: Hartshorne Parish Council; Repton Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Hartshorne Parish Council; South Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
6th December 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. Although the components were in fair physical condition the grave was covered with algae and moss and the headstone, in particular, was very difficult to read.
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