Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

G L Strong

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a Boer War memorial inscription to George Strong added to a gravestone in St Michael's Churchyard, Willington, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Grave Memorial
Locations
Last known location:
St Michael's Churchyard
Hall La
Willington
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE65 6BZ

NGR:
SK 29493 28201 ±5m
Location details:
The church is at the western end of Hall La, at the junction with Repton Rd (B5008). The memorial is just to the northeast of the church.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An additional inscription to a limestone headstone on a family grave. The tall headstone has a pointed arch top with chamfered edges, recessed sides and a Christograph in relief in a roundel at the head. The inscription is incised in different styles of upright lettering. The headstone surmounts an oblong limestone base with bevelled top and is accompanied by oblong kerbs.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Limestone 1400 760 75 Fair
Base Limestone 180 915 250 Fair
Kerbs Limestone 10 915 1740 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
In Loving Memory of
Mary Ann,
BELOVED WIFE OF THE
REVD. THOMAS G. STRONG,
VICAR OF THIS PARISH
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
JANUARY 18TH. 1891,
AGED 48 YEARS.
DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY.
  1 COR. XV. 54
Also of George Leonard, Aged 23.
THE MUCH LOVED AND ELDER SON OF
THE ABOVE, WHO DIED APRIL 16TH. 1900 AT
NAAUWPOORT, SOUTH AFRICA, WHILE SERVING
AS A VOLUNTEER IN KITCHENER'S HORSE.
WE SORROW NOT, EVEN AS OTHERS WHICH
HAVE NO HOPE.  1 THESS. IV. 13.
ALSO OF THOMAS GEORGE STRONG, PRIEST,
18 YEARS VICAR OF WILLINGTON.
DIED JAN 4TH. 1924.
AGED [...]

[Lettering faint and some obscured by vegetation.]
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second Boer War (1899-1902)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Strong family.

Local authorities:
From 19th century: Willington Parish Council; Repton Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Willington Parish Council; South Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
30th March 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition but the lowest part of the inscription had become obscured by moss..
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