Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

W Jordan and A Jordan

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Wilfred Jordan and Albert Jordan added to a gravestone at Overseal.
Images
Setting 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 29470 15437
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
Towards the southern corner of the churchyard. near the boundary wall to Burton Rd (A444). Woodville Rd was formerly the B5004 but is now unclassified.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to the lettering on a headstone on a family grave. The oblong grey limestone headstone is in the style of a scroll and has an inlaid inscription in mixed styles of mainly capital lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Limestone 840 540 c100 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
In loving memory of
THREE DEAR SONS OF
GEORGE & JANE JORDAN.
OVERSEAL.
Teddy Jordan,
WHO DIED JUNE 29. 1919.
AGED 8 YEARS.
Wilfred Jordan,
WHO DIED AT LE TREPORT
FRANCE AUG. 25. 1918.
AGED 22 YEARS.
Albert Jordan,
WHO DIED AT LE HAVRE
FRANCE, SEP. 20. 1918.
AGED 24 YEARS.
"NOT GONE FROM MEMORY,
NOT GONE FROM LOVE, BUT
GONE TO THEIR FATHER’S HOME ABOVE."
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died 2 2
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 2 2
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Jordan 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. It was in fair condition.
References
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