Employees of John Smedley Ltd - WW1 Board
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Employees of John Smedley Ltd - WW1 Board

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial board to the employees of John Smedley Ltd at Lea Mills, Lea Bridge, Derbyshire.
Images
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Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Lea Mills,
Lea Rd
Lea Bridge
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE4 5AG

NGR:
SK 31858 56430
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
In the office reception area, on the west wall.
Type
Overall type: Board.


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

Description:

A wall-mounted wooden board in the shape of a shield, with a moulded frame. The inscription is applied in gold upright capital block lettering with the names arranged in three columns.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Board Wood 980 650 30 Good
Frame Wood 1100 770 30 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
JOHN SMEDLEY
ROLL of HONOUR
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO FOUGHT IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918.
ALBERT ALLWOODCHARLES GREGORYBERTRAM PARKER
FREDERICK ALLWOODFREDERICK GREGORY +FREDERICK PAULSON
GEORGE ALLWOODSAMUEL GREGORYHUBERT PETTS +
SAMUEL ATKINSBENJAMIN GRETTONJAMES PLANT
FRANCIS BARBERJAMES HALKSWORTHWILLIAM POTTER
CLIFFORD BARKER MMARNOLD HALLWILLIAM H POTTER
STANLEY BARTLETT MMHAROLD HASLAMWILLIAM POYSER +
GEORGE BARTONJOHN HASLAMGEORGE PRICE
HARRY BENNETTFREDERICK HAWLEY +JACK PRICE
JOHN BERESFORDPERCY HENSHAWGEORGE RADFORD
CHARLES BIDDULPHALFRED HIGTONJOHN RADFORD
GEORGE BIDDULPHERNEST HIGTONARTHUR ROSE
FRANCIS BONDJOHN HIGTONJOSEPH ROSE
WILFRED BOSLEYSAMUEL HITCHCOCKHERBERT SAINT
FREDERICK BRITLANDJOSEPH HODGKINSONALBERT SEEDHOUSE
THOMAS BRITLANDFREDERICK HOLANDJOHN SELLORS
FREDERICK BROOKSSAMUEL HOLLINGSWORTHWILLIAM SHAW
SAMUEL BROOMHEADCHARLES HOLMES +BERTRAM SHELDON +
WILLIAM BROOMHEADGEORGE HOLMESWILLIAM SHEPPARD
ARTHUR BROWN +GEORGE W HOLMESHENRY SIDDALL
CHARLES BROWNHORACE HOLMESROBERT SIMPSON
FREDERICK BUCKLEYJAMES HOLMESTHOMAS SIMS
CLARENCE BUNTINGREDVERS HOLMESSAMUEL STEEPLES
LAWRENCE BUNTINGWILLIAM HOLMESCHARLES SWIFT
WALTER BUNTING MMARNOLD HURSTHOUSEREGINALD SWIFT
HARRY CLARKSTONEHENRY JONESALBERT TAYLOR
JOSHUA CONQUESTWILFRED KEELING +SAMUEL TAYLOR
HERBERT CROOKSJOHN KIDDWILLIAM THOMAS
WILLIAM CURZON [JNR]JOSEPH KNOWLESHARRY THOMPSON
WILLIAM CURZON [SNR]HAROLD LEA DSOBERTRAM THORPE
ERNEST DENNISEDWIN LEAFEHARRY THORPE +
OSWALD DICKENSONJAMES LEAFEJAMES TOPLIS
ALBERT DOCKERILLARTHUR LEECHARLES TRUMAN
HARRY ELLISCHARLES LIMBJOHN TURNER
HERBERT ELLISMAURICE LIMB DCMJOHN VALLANCE
JOHN ELSEBLAKE LOWETHOMAS WALKER
ERNEST FERNNOEL LOWEARTHUR WATTS
JOSIAH FLETCHER +GEORGE MARSDEN-SMEDLEY +ARTHUR WIGLEY
STANLEY FLINTJOHN MARSDEN-SMEDLEYCHARLES WILDGOOSE
WILLIAM FOSTEROWSTON MASSEYERNEST WOODWARD
FREDERICK FOX +FINLEY MCMILLANWILLIAM WORTHY
FREDERICK GILLOTTGEORGE OAKLEYJAMES WRAGG
JOHN GOULDEDGAR OLIVERHENRY WYKES
HORACE GRATTONWALTER OLIVER MMSTANLEY WYKES
DENNIS OLLERENSHAW
FREDERICK OLLERENSHAW
ROY OLLERENSHAW
GEORGE ORRIDGE
JOHN OXSPRING

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died  12  12
Number served and returned 125 125
Total names 137 137
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be John Smedley Ltd

Local authorities:
From WW1: Dethick Lea and Holloway Parish Council, Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Dethick Lea and Holloway Parish Council, Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Unknown date: The memorial lies within the Dethick Lea and Holloway Conservation Area.

December 2001: The memorial lies within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site inscribed in that month.

26th July, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in good condition and cared for.
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