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Memorial Title

LAC M Beard

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of an Iraq war memorial to LAC Martin Beard at The Birches Woodland, Ambergate, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial Plaque Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
The Birches Woodland
Holly La
Ambergate
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE56 2HG

NGR:
SK 34515 51480
(Estimated from online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The plaque is near the middle of the wood.
Type
Overall type: Land


Overall condition: Good The inscription is legible.


Description:

An area of deciduous woodland containing a rectangular metal plaque mounted on a wooden post. The inscription is in black, mainly lower case, lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Land - - c0.4ha - -
Plaque Metal c100 c150 c2 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Part of the surrounding area is dedicated in
memory of
Martin Beard
who lost his life in Iraq 7/8/2007, aged 20
while serving his country as a member of 1 Sqn RAF Regiment
Forever loved and missed by all who knew him
WOODLAND
TRUST
in conjunction with www.lasting tribute.co.uk
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Iraq War (2003-2009) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Woodland Trust

Local authorities:
From 1974: Alderwasley Parish Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
December 2001: The land lies within the Buffer Zone of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site formally inscribed in that month.

22nd June, 2008: The plaque was unveiled by Nicola Parkin, former fiancée of the late LAC Martin Beard.

12th September, 2008: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition.
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