Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Pte H Simpson

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Pte Herbert Simpson comprising an addition to a gravestone in St Mary the Virgin's Churchyard, Denby, 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:
Churchyard
St Mary the Virgin's Church
Church St
Denby
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE5 8PH

NGR:
SK 39883 46439 ±5m
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Location details:
South of the church, near the centre of the churchyard.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone Overall condition: Poor. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to the lettering on family gravestone. The low oblong grey granite headstone has a shallow arch top, a pilaster incised to each side and an incised inscription in upright capital roman lettering. The headstone is accompanied by plain oblong grey granite kerbs.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Grey granite 620 1080 170 Poor
Kerbs Grey granite 190 2070 2140 Poor
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM H. SIMPSON,
DIED 13TH. JUNE 1929, AGED 74 YEARS.
ALSO
MARY ANN SIMPSON, WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 16TH. JAN. 1938, AGED 80 YEARS.
ALSO
ANNIE SIMPSON,
DIED 6TH. JUNE 1930,
AGED 48 YEARS.
ALSO
PRIVATE HERBERT SIMPSON, DIED OF WOUNDS
IN FRANCE 30TH. MAY 1917, AGED 19 YEARS.
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Totals
ActionNot stated
Number died11
Number served and returned00
Total names11
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Simpson family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Denby Parish Council, Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Denby Parish Council, Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
10th April, 2013: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. Although the inscription was legible an elder tree had grown at the head of the grave and, although it had been cut back, the roots had pushed the headstone over at an angle and the the kerbs had also been disturbed. Consequently the overall condition was assesed as poor.
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