Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Pte T W Meakin

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Pte Thomas Meakin comprising an addition to a gravestone in St Peter's Churchyard, Hartshorne, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Grave Headstone 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 32788 20790 ±5m
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Location details:
Southeast of the church, towards the boundary hedge.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to the lettering on a family gravestone. The white marble headstone has a triangular arch head, roses in relief at the two top corners and an inlaid inscription mainly in upright capital lettering. The headstone is accompanied by oblong white marble kerbs.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone White marble 895 765 75 Fair
Kerbs White marble 300 950 1940 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
In
Loving Memory of
JOHN CHARLES MEAKIN
WHO DIED NOV 21. 1927
AGED 52 YEARS.
"PEACE, PERFECT PEACE."
ALSO HIS SON
PTE THOMAS WILFRED MEAKIN
KILLED IN ACTION SEPT. 18. 1918,
AGED 19 YEARS.
ALSO OF
SARAH JANE MEAKIN
DIED MARCH 16. 1947,
AGED 73 YEARS.
REUNITED.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Meakin family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Hartshorne Parish Council; Hartshorne and Seals Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
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. It was in fair condition.
References
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