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Walton on Trent, Catton and Drakelowe

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial to the fallen of Walton on Trent, Catton and Drakelowe at St Laurence's Church, Walton on Trent, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial Inscription WW1 names WW2 names Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Laurence's Churchyard
Station La
Walton on Trent
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE12 8NA

NGR:
SK 21598 18201 ±5m
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Location details:
On the southern side of the church near the road.
Type
Overall type: Canopied crucifix.


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

Description:

A wooden canopied crucifix surmounting a capstone, dado, plinth and base. The moulded capstone covers a square dado on an ashlar sandstone plinth and base. Three of the four faces of the dado contain green slate tablets in bevelled recesses on which the inscriptions are incised in uncoloured upright roman capital lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Crucifix Wood, felt c2500 c1000 c1000 Fair
Capstone Sandstone 300 1120 1000 Fair
Dado Sandstone 600 1025 1025 Fair
Tablet x 3 Slate 415 650 - Fair
Plinth Sandstone ashlar 390 1430 1430 Fair
Base Sandstone - 2380 2380 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Tablet on 6 o'clock face: Tablet on 12 o'clock face:
TO THE HONOURED MEMORY
OF THOSE
WHO FROM AMONGST US
FOUGHT AND FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918.
WE HAVE SET UP
THIS SIGN OF OUR SALVATION
THROUGH
JESUS CHRIST.
LOOKING FOR
THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD
AND THE LIFE OF THE WORLD TO COME
AMEN.
WALTON ON TRENT
FREDK. J. CUMPSTON.
CLARENCE DURANT.
GEORGE GOODMAN.
ERNEST GREWCOCK.
WILFRED HYDE.
JOHN HYDE.
STANLEY INGRAM.
ALFRED REDFERN.
JAMES REDFERN.
TOM C. SHARMAN.
D. FRED WILLIAMS.
CATTON
NIGEL ANSON.
DRAKELOWE
DONALD T. CAMPBELL.
FRANCIS W. HARLOW.
JOHN SAVAGE.
CECIL SQUIBBS.

Tablet on 3 o'clock face:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action
Number died 16 7 23
Number served and returned  0 0  0
Total names 16 7 23
1939 - 1945
WALTON ON TRENT
ARTHUR JOSEPH BETTERIDGE
JOHN ALFRED ASHLEY CLARK
HORACE CLEWS
JOHN HENRY EARP
LESLIE JOSEPH FERN
CECIL GEORGE HOWELLS
ROGER LINDOP
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be Walton upon Trent Parish Council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Walton upon Trent Parish Council; Repton Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Walton upon Trent Parish Council; South Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
1920s?: The memorial was erected and dedicated.

1940s?: The WW2 tablet was added.

16th January, 1992: The memorial lies within the Walton on Trent Conservation Area first adopted on that date.

14th April 2008: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.

Summer 2015: The memorial was refurbished by Mr Trevor Howard and colleagues.
References
Burton Mail, 8th May 2015: a report on the refurbishment.
Comments
Drakelowe is now usually spelt Drakelow.

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