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St Michael's Church - WW1

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial plaque in St Michael's Church, Willington, Derbyshire.
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Setting Plaque
Locations
Last known location:
St Michael's Church
Hall La
Willington
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE65 6BZ

NGR:
SK 29485 28161
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
The church is at the western end of Hall La, at the junction with Repton Rd (B5008). The memorial is on the south wall of the nave.
Type
Overall type: Plaque.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A plain oblong brass plaque with a narrow punctuated border and an incised inscription in different styles of lettering, coloured white.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque Brass 455 745 10 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF MEN OF
WILLINGTON PARISH WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN
THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919.
GEORGE E. ADAMS.
1st. Grenadier Guards.
Somme. Sept. 20th. 1917.
PERCY ANKER.
5th. Notts & Derby Regt.
Hazelbrouck. July 1st. 1915
JOSEPH DAKIN.
13th. Yorkshire Regt.
Havrincourt May 2nd. 1917.
THOMAS WM. ADAMS.
2/5 Notts & Derby Regt.
November 18th. 1917.
GEORGE ALLSEBROOK.
1st. Northamptonshire Regt.
Mons. May 9th. 1915.
CHARLES DYER.
H.M.S. "Invincible."
Jutland. May 31st. 1916.
THOMAS C. ADAMS.
1/7 Hampshire Regt.
Aden. November 18th. 1918.
GEORGE BENNETT.
16th. Sherwood Foresters
Passchendale. Sept. 20th. 1917.
ANDREW MAHON.
2nd Yorks.K.L.I.
Rawal Pindi. East India. July 4th. 1918.
W. S. ALFORD.
18th. King's Royal Rifles.
Messines. June 30th. 1916.
THOMAS BRADSHAW.
15th. Durham Light Infantry.
Ypres. Octr. 2nd. 1917.
STANLEY MANSELL.
Royal Navy.
June 19th. 1917.
EDWARD WALLACE REA.
17th. Gloucester Regt.
June 17th. 1917.
JOHN H. MARTIN.
16th. Northumberland Fusiliers.
Nieupoort July 11th. 1917.
THOMAS WILLIAM FEARN.
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
September 7th. 1918.
WILLIAM ARCHIBALD REA. Royal Field Artillery. Octr. 11th. 1919.
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 16
Number served and returned  0
Total names 16
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Willington Parish Council; Repton Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Willington Parish Council; South Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
11th November, 1919: The plaque was unveiled by Rt Rev Charles Abraham, Bishop Suffragan of Derby.

19th January, 1967: The church was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1334566.

25th January, 2012: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
References
Derby Telegraph; 19th November 1919, p3: a brief report on the unveiling service.
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