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Dethick, Lea and Holloway - Roll of Honour


Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 memorial roll of honour for Dethick, Lea and Holloway in Christ Church, Holloway, Derbyshire.
Setting Memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Last known location:
Christ Church
Church St
Nearest postcode:

SK 32318 56958
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The memorial is suspended from the north wall of the nave.
Overall type: Roll of honour. Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


A framed and glazed roll of honour printed on paper in full colour. At the top left is a roundel containing an image of the church at Holloway and bearing the words "CHRIST CHURCH HOLLOWAY. At the head is another roundel containing a depiction of the Buck in the Park, which is part of the heraldic arms of the former County Borough of Derby, surrounded by the words "COUNTY BOROUGH OF DERBYSHIRE" (although there has never been any such organisation). Top right is a further roundel with an image of the Dethick church with the words "ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST." Below those is a depiction of Florence Nightingale with the words "FIAT LUX/ FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE./ 1820-1910."  This superimposed over an array of fourteen flags representing the allied nations of WW1 and below them is the heading in black decorative sentence case gothic lettering with enhanced capital letters in red and yellow. At the centre is a depiction of an unfurled scroll with names arranged in four columns in elaborate decorative script, the fallen prefixed with a small red formy cross.  At the foot is an allegorical depiction of Justice set within an oval panel with the words "TAKE UP THE SWORD OF JUSTICE." In the lower margin are explanatory notes, the names of church officials and the name of the printer. The frame is of wooden moulding and bears a small plastic plaque with the name of the donor.


Roll of honourPaper1000670-Fair
FrameWood, glass128095040Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Head of the memorial:
Parish of Dethick, Lea and Holloway,
Roll of Honour

Names, column 1: Names, column 2:
 Sergt. James Halksworth,T.S.C.  Pte. Jesse Chas. Parr,D.I.Y.
 Pte. William Andrew Hughes,N & D.  Sapper Geo. Wm. Storer,R.E.
 Pte. Joseph Holmes,N & D.  Lieut. Wm. Stanley Aulton,R.F.C.
 Major Harold Futvoye Lea,W.Y.  Pte. Geo. Wm. Knowles,N & D.
 Lieut John B. A. Marsden-Smedley,R.N.  Pte. Charles Crooks,R.M.P.
 2nd. Lieut. Edgar S. Oliver,I.A.R.O.  Pte. William Curzon,N & D.
 Corpl. Ernest Robt. Snowball,D.I.Y.  Pte. Harry Thorpe,S.F.
 Corpl. Arthur Wigley,R.F.C.  Pte. William Knowles,M.R.
 Pte. Stanley Wykes,N & D.  Pte. John Knowles,N & D.
 Sergt. William Broomhead,K.O.R.L. ✢2nd Lieut. Geo. F. Marsden-Smedley,R.B.
 Pte. Harry Clarkstone,N & D.  2nd Lieut. Wm. Evans Yeomans,W.R.
 Gnnr Arnold Moses Hall,T.C.  Pte. Edwin Marsh,M.R.
 Pte. Denis Ollerenshaw,K.O.R.L.  Pte. Frank Marshall,M.R.
 Sergt. Fredc. Ollerenshaw,T.C.  Pte. Ar. Sydney Nowell,S.R.
 Pte. Roy Ollerenshaw, S.F. ✢Pte. Arthur Brown,S.F.
 Pte. Herbert Crooks,E.Y.  Trooper G. Noel Hanford,S.N.R.
 Sergt. Albert Dockeril,N.T.A.  Pte. John Adam Radford,S.N.
✢Pte. Harold Marsh,S.F.  Pte. Finley Mc.Millan,B.W.
 Pte. Chas. Fredc. Marriott,R.M.  Sapper Horace E. Holmes,R.E.
 Lieut. H. L. H. Payne,R.H.A.  Pte. James Noel Lowe,A.S.C.
 Pte. Wilfred Swift,R.M.  2nd A. M. Wm. H. Potter,R.F.C.
 Lce. Sergt. W. P. Knowles, MMS.F.  Pte. James Hy. Beardsley,R.S.
✢Lieut. Geo. F. Walker,Y & P.  Sergt. Thos. Wm. Marsh,G.H.
 Pte. Lewis Rowley Leafe,S.F.  Seaman Harold Potter,R.N.
 Lce. Corpl. George Gaunt,Y.L.I.  Trooper Alfred Wm. Knowles,D.I.Y.
 Driver Robert Simpson,R.F.A.  Sig. Stanley Ar. Bartlett,R.F.A.
 Sergt. Jno. Arnold Hanford,R.E.  Corpl. Wm. Hodgkinson, MMS.F.
 Pte. John Price,S.S.  Pte. Samuel Crooks,S.F.
 Driver Arthur Thorpe,A.S.C.  Lce. Corpl. Gustine Allan Dawes,L.N.L.
 Lce. Corpl William Fox,N & D.  Lce. Corpl. Bertram S. HanfordN & D.
 Pte. Samuel Jessop,R.A.M.C.  Lce. Corpl. Thos. Blake Lowe,N & D.
 Sergt. Fredc. H. Slater,R.A.M.C.  Pte. Frank NewtonS. F.

 Sergt. Edwin Allwood,A.I.
 Lce. Corpl. Fred Allwood,A.I.
 Driver Harry Briggs,A.I.F.

Names, column 3: Names, column 4:
 Pte. Thomas Slack,S.F.  Pte. Edwin Leafe,S.Y.
 Pte. Albert Hy. Henshaw,R.B.  Sapper. Robert Limb, R.E.
 Sapper Frank Peach,R.E.  Driver Chas. Arthur Davis,A.S.C.
 Pte. Walter Bunting, M.M.N.F.  Lce. Corpl. Bertram Thorpe,M.G.S.
 Pte. Allan Millward,S.S.  Sapper William Spencer,R.E.
 Pte. Jack PeachS.F.  Gunner John William Wragg,R.G.A.
 Pte. Frederic Smith,N & D.  Sapper Horace Curtiss Parr,R.E.
 Pte. Joseph Hellsall Fritchley,N & D.  Pte. Samuel Broomhead,L.N.
 Pte Clifford Barker,G.R.  Pte. Thomas Wm. Slater,E.L.
 Pte. Edwd. Allen Petts,N & D.  Pte. Geo. Wm. Turner Barton,R.G.A.
 Pte. Isaac Hodgkinson,N.S.  Pte. Albert Millward,S.F.
 Gunner Samuel Gregory,R.G.A.  Gunner Geo. Albt. Vernon Price,R.G.A.
 Gunner Percy Henshaw,R.G.A.  Pte. John Henry Sellors,S.F.
 Pte. George Radford,N & D.  Gunner William Worthy,R.F.A.
 Cyclist Joshua Conquest,R.C.B.  Driver John William Else,R.F.A.
 Pte. John Else,N.S.  Pte. Charles Limb,A.S.C.
 Pte. William Walker,E.Y.  Driver John William Turner,R.F.A.
✢Pte. Frederic George Hawley,N.S.  Gunner William Thorpe,R.G.A.
 Sig. William Brown,R.F.A.  Pte. Chas. Edwd. Machin,W.Y.
 Pte. Thomas Hodgkinson,S.F.  Pte. Frank Else,W.Y.
 Pte. Percy Roe,S.F.  Pte. Stanley Underwood,S.S.
 First A. M. William. Foster,R.F.C.  Pte. Richd. Ernt. Gordon Cowley,T.R.
 Pte. Clarence Ar. Ed. Bunting,S.F.  Sig. Joseph Knowles, R.G.A.
 Pte. Samuel Steeples,S.F.  Pte. William. Petts,D.L.I.
 Pte. George William Ward,S.F.  Pte. James Edward Amatt,
 Pte. Charles Wildgoose,S.F.  Gunner Henry Ollerenshaw,R.G.A.
 Pte. William Newton,K.O.Y.L.I.  Pte. Edward Worthy,A.S.C.
 Gun. Leonard Bunting Wigley,R.G.A.  Pte. Jack Hudson,R.F.C.
 Pte. Harry Wykes,N & D.  Pte. Lewis Wheeldon,R.A.M.C.
 Lieut. Joseph Edwd. Benison,S.A.  Gunner James Worthy,R.A.M.C.
 Pte Ernest FernK.O.Y.L.I.  Pte William Johnson,Leicester R.
 Pte George Allwood,G.R.  Revd. John Sellors,C.F.
  Pte. J. Wm. Sturgess Holmes,

  Driver William Crooks,C.E.
 ✢Pte. Francis Ernest. Davis,P.P.C.L.I.
 ✢Pte. Harold Oakley,C.S.
  Pte. Arthur Oakley,P.P.C.L.I.
  Gunr. Arthur Walker,C.A.B.

Foot of the memorial:
✢Killed. MM Military Medal.  Vicar: Rev. Gerrard E. Wigram, M.A.
Churchwardens: ( Mr.J. B. Marsden-Smedley, J.P.
        ( Mr. Thomas Walker.
Honey & Co., 40, Bank St., Sheffield.

Bottom left margin of the memorial:

Foot of the frame:

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Not stated
Number died  7  7
Number served and returned 130 130
Total names 137 137
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council

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 was presented by Mr G. S. Marple.

14th August,1985: The church was listed Grade II*, Heritage List for England number 1335315.

23rd December, 1996: The Dethick, Lea and Holloway Conservation Area was first designated. The church lies within it.

December, 2001: The Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site was inscribed. The church lies within the Buffer Zone.

3rd November, 2018: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in good condition and well cared for.
Similar, but by no means identical, rolls of honour are also displayed in the Methodist Church and the Nightingale Memorial Hall.

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