Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Pte W R Maddocks

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial commemorating Pte William Maddocks added to a gravestone in All Saints’ Churchyard, Mackworth, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Grave Headstone Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
All Saints' Churchyard
Lower Rd
Mackworth
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE22 4NG

NGR:
SK 31994 37736 ±5m
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Location details:
The church is at the eastern end of Lower Rd, at the junction with Church La. The memorial is roughly in the middle of the western half of the graveyard (the left when entering on the path).
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to the wording on a family gravestone. The tall limestone headstone has a pointed arch top, triple-stepped and sloping shoulders and recessed sides. It has a narrow inlaid border with an ornate Christograph inlaid at the head and an inlaid inscription in mixed styles of lettering. The headstone surmounts an oblong base with bevelled top.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Limestone 1270 710 75 Fair
Base Limestone c80 810 225 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
RICHARD MADDOCKS
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
JANY. 21, 1892,
AGED 66 YEARS.
"I WILL GIVE YOU REST"
WE MISS THEE WHEN THE MORNING DAWNS,
WE MISS THEE WHEN THE NIGHT RETURNS,
WE MISS THEE HERE, WE MISS THEE THERE,
FATHER, WE MISS THEE EVERYWHERE.
ALSO OF PTE. WILLIAM R. MADDOCKS
AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE.
ELDER SON OF RICHARD & ALICE MADDOCKS
WHO LAID DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY
JUNE 2ND. 1916, AGED 27 YEARS.
WE SHALL MEET THEE IN THE MORNING LIGHT
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Not stated
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Maddocks family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Mackworth Parish Council, Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Mackworth Parish Council, Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
5th September, 1994: The Mackworth Conservation Area was designated: the memorial lies within it.

10th April, 2018: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in fair condition.
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