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Milford - Tablet

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial tablet in the community garden at Milford, Derbyshire.
Images
Garden Setting Memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Community Garden
Chevin Rd
Milford
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE56 0QH

NGR:
SK 34975 45127 ±5m
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Location details:
The garden is at the junction with Derby Rd (A6) and the memorial is just inside the gate, to the left.

Previous location:
Milford Baptist Church
Chevin Rd
Milford
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE56 0QH

NGR:
SK 34930 45271
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Location details:
The memorial was in the paved area adjacent to the church.

Previous location:
Scout Hut (Demolished)
Chevin Rd
Milford
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE56 0QH

NGR:
SK 34803 45241
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The exact location is unknown.
Type
Overall type: Tablet Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

An inclined tablet on a stone pedestal. The tall, narrow limestone tablet is in the shape of an unfurled scroll and bears an inlaid inscription with names in a single columnn, mainly in upright capital block lettering. The oblong pedestal is of roughly-dressed red sandstone.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet Limestone 1030 360 240 Fair
Pedestal Sandstone 460 360 850 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
OUR GLORIOUS DEAD
1914ABNER SANDERS[ON]
1915[MAUR]IC[E] WATSON
"LE[O]NARD JENNISON
"G. HERBERT SMITH
"C. HERBERT RYDE
"LEONARD MOORE
"THOMAS FOSTER
"WILLIAM T. SLATER. CPL.
1916JESSE R. ORME. CPL.
"GEORGE S. FOX. LC CPL.
"EDWARD SPENCER
"THOMAS BEESTON
"ALBERT WATSON
"HENRY CROFTS. SERGT.
"RADFORD SLATER
"HENRY WATSON
"SAMUEL YEOMANS
1917FRED CHEETHAM
"HAROLD FORD
"FREDERI[C]K HOBSON
"ARTHUR F. CUTTS
"JOHN WM. HUNT. CPL.
"EDGAR FAULKNER
["]BERNARD BENNETT
["]JOHN W. HODSON
["]WILFRED [F]ORD
"ALBERT A. YEOMANS
"WILLIAM FREDERICK PARKER
1918RAYMOND MONTFORD. CAPT.
"WALTER HAGUE. 2ND. LIEUT.
"JOHN OGDEN
["]RICHARD PAYNE
"WILLIAM K. RODGERS
"T. BERTRAM WALDRON
"ANTHONY H. STRUTT. LIEUT.
"SYDNEY T. BUTLER. LC-CPL.
"WILLIAM ELLIOTT
"L. VICTOR BURROWS 2ND. LIEUT
"WILLIAM CHEETHAM
"EDGAR RYDE
"SAMUEL GARTON
"WILLIAM A. HOBSON. LC-CPL.
"WINFIELD LAND
"JAMES R. BATTEN. SERGT.
1919CHARLE[S] EM. JONES. C.Q.M.S.
"FRANK OGDEN
"FRANK [H]ALLAM
1915JOHN SHAW
1916WILFRED HOLDEN. CPL.
"JOHN WM. HASLAM
1917THOMAS TURNER
"WILLIAM HENRY DAY. SERGT.
1918ALBERT ADAMS
1916D. FREDERICK DONOGHUE L. SERGT.
"GEORGE R. BRYAN
[Some lettering was missing or damaged.]
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Totals
Action or eventNot stated
Number died5555
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names5555
Administration
Custodian: Belper Town Council

Local Authorities:
After WW1: Milford Parish Council; Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council
After WW2: Milford Parish Council; Belper Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council
From 1974: Belper Town Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
1920s: The memorial is believed to have been provided in or near the scout hut.

Unknown date: The site was sold and redeveloped for residential purposes. The memorial was removed to the Baptist church for temporary safekeeping.

Unknown date: The memorial was removed to the community garden.

16th July 2003: The memorial lies within the Belper and Milford Conservation Area last modified on that date. Article 4 restrictions may apply to the site.

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

15th January, 2009: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.

19th July, 2018: The memorial was resurveyed by Roy Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for although some lettering was missing from the inscription.
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