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Burnaston

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial tablet at Burnaston, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Tablet Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Locations
Last known location:
Village Hall
Main St
Burnaston
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE65 6LG

NGR:
SK 28892 32347
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The village hall is a former chapel on the southwest side of the road. The tablet is on the outside wall, facing the road, and is mounted to the right of the door when entering.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


Overall condition: Very good. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.

Description:

An upright oblong Welsh slate tablet with an inscription incised in upright capital lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet Welsh slate 610 405 30 Very good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY OF
THE BURNASTON MEN
WHO DIED IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR
1914 - 1918
REMEMBERED WITH HONOUR
PTE ERNEST ARTHUR ARCHER
SHERWOOD FORESTERS
PTE TOM HENRY W ARCHER
SHERWOOD FORESTERS
PTE WILLIAM LABAN
DERBYSHIRE YEOMANRY
PTE JOSEPH STATHAM
SHERWOOD FORESTERS
BURNASTON PARISH COUNCIL 2014
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Not stated
Number died 4 4
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 4 4
Administration
Custodian: Burnaston Parish Council

Local authorities:
From 1974: Burnaston Parish Council; South Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Unknown date: The village hall was the subject of a report by The Derbyshire Historic Environment Record (formerly the Derbyshire Sites and Monuments Record), HER number 17620.

2nd November, 2014: The memorial was unveiled by Cllr Philip Haynes, Chairman of Burnaston Parish Council.

1st January, 2018: The memorial was photographed, recorded and contributed by Richard Roberts.
References
Comments
The memorial was erected to commemorate the centenary of WW1 and has become the focus of an annual Remembrance Day service in the village.

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