Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

J Henshall

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to John Henshall added to a gravestone in St James's Churchyard, Shardlow, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Grave Memorial
Locations
Last known location:
St James's Churchyard
London Rd (B5010)
Shardlow
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE72 2GP

NGR:
SK 43794 30284 ±3m
Location details:
The church is on the south side of the road. The memorial is south of the church, towards the western boundary.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to a headstone on a family grave. The white marble headstone has recessed sides, a pointed arch top, an anchor and spray of flowers in relief in a recessed cusped triangular panel at the head and an inscription inlaid in mainly upright capital block lettering. The headstone and a similar one are accompanied by oblong chamfered white marble kerbs. The maker's name is inlaid at the left of the foot of the headstone.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone White marble 1320 715 70 Fair
Kerbs White marble 90 1850 2250 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH, DAUGHTER OF
GEORGE & SARAH HENSHALL.
WHO DIED MAY 5TH. 1896,
AGED 17 YEARS.
"WE ASKED LIFE OF THEE, AND THOU GAVEST
HER LIFE, YEA, EVEN FOR EVER AND EVER"
ALSO OF
JOHN HENSHALL,
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT
MONT ROUGE APRIL 23RD. 1918,
AGED 32 YEARS.
"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS,
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS."
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
  W. WHITE.
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Henshall family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Shardlow and Great Wilne Parish Council; Shardlow Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Shardlow and Great Wilne Parish Council; South Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
Unknown date: The memorial was made by W White.

21st March, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
References
Comments
Page © Roy Branson