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St Wystan's Church

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials:
a description of a WW1 and WW2 war memorial board in St Wystan's Church, Repton, Derbyshire..
Images

Setting Board Left panel Right panel
Locations

Last known location:
St Wystan's Church
Willington Rd (B5008)
Repton
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE65 6FH

NGR:
SK 30299 27158
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
The road is known locally as Church End. The memorial is on the east wall inside the porch.
Type

Overall type: Board.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A three-panelled oaken board with a projecting centre panel, a cornice at the head and a shelf at the foot. The cavetto cornice has a fleuron motif repeated at spaced intervals and the central section has pendant tracery below. The frame of the centre panel has hollow internal chamfers with the spaced fleuron motif again repeated and the panel bears a carved crucifix with the cross painted red. The two side panels bear inscriptions and names painted in black upright capital roman lettering. The opening initials of the inscriptions are in enlarged gilded letters and they are accompanied by a small gilded laurel spray and wreath. The shelf at the foot is supported on four plain brackets and is used for the placement of tributes.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Board Oak 1330 1840 200 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

Left panel: ROLL OF HONOUR
ARTHUR ADAMS, R.M.L.I. OCT. 1914
LEWIS JOHN DOLMAN, AUSTRALN. ARMY. DEC. 1914
ALEXR. GORDON SALE, KINGS AFRICAN RS. MAR. 1915
FREDERICK GEORGE BAMFORD, N. STAFFS. JULY. 1915
GEORGE FREDK. BEARD, ROYAL IRISH RFS. MAR. 1915
GUY HARTLEY ARNOLD, AUSRALN. ARMY. APR. 1916
CHARLES DYER, ROYAL NAVY. MAY. 1916
GEORGE WILLIAM PEGG, GRENADIER GDS. JULY. 1916
REGINALD ARTHUR KERRY, SHERWD. FOR. JULY. 1916
FRANK BAMFORD, NTH. STAFFS. REGT. AUG. 1916
JOHN REGINALD TAYLOR, SHERWD. FOR. SEP. 1916
HAYDN PATTINSON, CAMERON HIGHLS. SEPT. 1916
FRANCIS HUGO PINKERTON, SEAFORTH H. NOV. 1916
WILLIAM PARKER, LINCOLN REGT. APR. 1917
WILLIAM RATCLIFFE, NTH. STAFFS, REGT. MAY. 1917
THOMAS FRANCIS WEBSTER, W. YORKS. R. MAY 1917
RUPERT JOHN ARNOLD, AUSTRALN. ARMY. JULY. 1917
HAROLD EATON, SHERWOOD FOR. JULY. 1917
REGINALD WYSTAN ASTLE, K.O.Y.L.I. AUG. 1917
THOMAS HENRY WOOD, W. YORKS, R. SEP. 1917
HOWARD EDWIN MASSEY, SHERWD. FRS. SEPT. 1917
FRANCIS REGINALD HOOKER, N. STAFFS. SEPT. 1917
HENRY JAMES BAMFORD, YORKS. REGT. SEPT. 1917
ALBERT EATON, SHERWOOD FORESTRS. OCT. 1917
CYRIL CLAUDE LEND. GASKIN, GREN GDS. MAR. 1918
GEORGE CHARLES DENT, SHERWD. FRS. MAR. 1918
RICHARD CHRISTOPHER WARNER, LINCOLNS. APR. 1918
ALFRED EDWARD HAWKSWORTH, SHER. FRS. JUN. 1918
JOHN EATON, SHROPSHIRE L.I. JUN. 1918
GEORGE FREDK. EATON, S. STAFFS. REGT. JUN. 1918
PERCY STEVENSON, LINCOLN REGT. OCT. 1918
CHARLES STEPHEN MEYER, CANADIANS. OCT. 1918
WALTER THORP, DURHAM L.I. OCT. 1918
HAROLD JAMES DOYLE, A.S.C. OCT. 1918
JOHN WILLIAM MARRIOTT, SHER FORS. OCT. 1918
FREDK. WYSTAN HIPKINS, SHER. FRS. OCT. 1918

Right panel:

ROLL OF HONOUR
RICHARD ALFRED FULLER, R.A.S.C. JUN. 1940
ALAN PETER JAMES GRUNDY, R.A.F. AUG. 1941
JAMES HENRY HACKETT, R.A.F. MAR. 1942
FREDK. JOSEPH SEABOURNE, A&S.HIGHLS. AUG. 1942
CECIL WM. KELSEY-WILKINSON, A.A.C. APL. 1943
HORACE HORATIO PEARSON, R.A.F. JUN. 1943
GEORGE STEPHEN MEAKIN, R.A.F. OCT. 1943
ANTHONY WALLACE ADAMS, R.A.F. JUL. 1944
NIGEL REGINALD PEARCE, YORKS DRAGOONS. SEPT. 1944
ALFRED JOHN HAWKSWORTH, R.E. NOV. 1945
JOHN HENRY SMEDLEY, LINCOLN REGT. MAR. 1946
CYNTHIA EVELYN FULLER, W.R.N.S. MAR. 1946
GUY PATRICK SPENCE REID, R.A. MAY. 1940

IN PROUD AND LOVING
MEMORY OF THE MEN
AND WOMEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR GOD, KING & COUNTRY.

REST ETERNAL GRANT
UNTO THEM, O LORD,
AND LET LIGHT PERPETUAL
SHINE UPON THEM

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 36 13
Number served and returned  0  0
Total names 36 13
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Repton Parish Council; Repton Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Repton Parish Council; South Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History

c1916-17: The memorial was funded by public subscription. When first erected in the porch it bore the names of the fallen on one panel and carried a written list of those serving attached to the other panel.

1st November 1917: The memorial was unveiled by Mrs Fisher of Repton Hall and dedicated by the Suffragan Bishop of Derby.

c1945: The memorial was modified to include the WW2 names.

19th January 1967: The church was listed Grade 1, Heritage List for England number 1334560

17th July 1969: The church lies within the Repton Conservation Area first designated on that date.

19th May 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition and well cared for.
References

Derby Telegraph; 2nd November 1917 p4; A report of the unveiling ceremony.
Comments

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