Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Pte E P Clamp

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Pte Edmund Clamp added to a gravestone at Overseal.
Images
Setting Grave Gravestone Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Matthews Churchyard
Woodville Rd
Overseal
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE12 6JF

NGR:
SK 29442 15480
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
Near the northwest corner of the churchyard next to the northern boundary. Woodville Rd was formerly the B5004 but is now unclassified.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Poor. The inscription is legible but the memorial has been displaced.

Description:

An addition to the lettering on a headstone on a family grave. The oblong grey limestone headstone has a shallow triangular arch top with a keystone at the apex and panels to each side bearing foliage in relief at the top and deep grooves below. The inscription is inlaid in mixed styles of capital lettering. The headstone surmounts an oblong base with a further inscription and is accompanied by oblong kerbs and a stone vase, however the conjoined headstone and base have been laid flat adjacent to the grave, presumably because they had become dangerous.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Limestone 840 690 c100 Fair
Base Limestone 220 760 c200 Fair
Kerbs Limestone c200 760 c1900 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Headstone:
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
PEACE
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
EDMUND,
BELOVED HUSBAND OF
MARY CLAMP,
DIED NOV. 10. 1927
AGED 68 YEARS.
ALSO OF MARY
HIS BELOVED WIFE
DIED DEC. 16. 1933
AGED 75 YEARS.
ALSO
PTE. EDMUND PERCY,
KILLED IN ACTION (FRANCE)
NOV. 20. 1917
AGED 21 YEARS.
Base:
UNTIL THE DAY BREAK.
RE-UNITED.
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Clamp family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Overseal Parish Council; Hartshorne and Seals Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From WW2: Overseal Parish Council; Repton Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Overseal Parish Council; South Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
9th June, 2008: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. Although the inscription was legible the grave overall was in poor condition with the headstone displaced.
References
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