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Sgt W Gregg VC

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 and VC war memorial tablet, commemorationg Sgt W Gregg, in Heanor Park, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Tablet Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Heanor Memorial Park
Ilkeston Rd (A6007)
Heanor
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE75 7DR

NGR:
SK 43740 46215 ±5m
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Location details:
The park is on the east side of the road. The memorial is set into the surface of the path next to the Heanor war memorial plaque.
Type
Overall type: Tablet Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A square recumbent tablet of Scoutmoor Yorkstone with a narrow circular incised border. The tablet has a depiction of the Victoria Cross incised at the head and the inscription below in upright incised capital roman lettering.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
TabletSandstone600600-Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
SERGEANT
WILLIAM GREGG
PRINCE CONSORT'S OWN
RIFLE BRIGADE
8TH MAY 1918
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Totals
Action or eventNot stated
Number died00
Number served and returned11
Total names11
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Department for Communities and Local Government and Amber Valley Borough Council.

Local authorities:
From 1974: Heanor and Loscoe Town Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
2013: The stone was designed by Charlie MacKeith.

Unknown date: The stone was extracted from a quarry near Ramsbottom and worked for the Department for Communities and Local Government who supplied it to the borough council.

13th May 2018: The memorial was unveiled at a ceremony attended by members of the Gregg family, representatives of the town council; the military; the local history society and church ministers.

16th September, 2020: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
References
Website: https://www.heanorloscoetowncouncil.gov.uk/william-gregg-vc-dcm-mm.html viewed on 9th August, 2021
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