Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

D Tyler

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial commemorating Douglas Tyler added to a gravestone in All Saints’ Churchyard, Mackworth, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Grave Gravestone 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 32016 37735 ±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 in the eastern half of the graveyard (the right when entering on the path) in the first row next to the path.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone Overall condition: Poor. The inscription is only partly legible.


Description:

An addition to the wording on a family gravestone. It is presumed that the white marble gravestone originally comprised a cross on a three-stepped base, but only the base now remains. The inscription is inlaid on the 6 o'clock face in mainly upright capital block lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Presumed cross White marble - - 70 Lost
Base White marble c450 490 405 Poor
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
[MY GRANDSON,
DOUGLAS TYLER,
KILLED] IN [ACTION] DECEMBER [14TH 1915,]
AT YPRES, FRANCE,
AGED 20 YEARS.
HE DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE.
R.I.P.
THIS MEMORIAL ERECTED BY P. KELLY, MACKWORTH.

[Some lettering missing or damaged.]
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 Kelly or Tyler families.

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 poor condition: the presumed cross was missing, much of the lettering was missing or damaged and the whole structure was heavily blackened, rendering the remaining text difficult to read. A chip on one corner revealed that the underlying stone is a brilliant white marble.
References
Comments
CWGC records give the name as A D Tyler.

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