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St Lawrence's Church - Book of Remembrance


Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 and WW2 war memorial book of remembrance in St Lawrence's Church, Whitwell, Derbyshire.
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Last known location:
St Lawrence's Church
High St (B6043)
Nearest postcode:
S80 4RE

SK 52622 76831
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The display case is on the north wall at the east end of the north aisle.
Overall type: Book of remembrance.

Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


A book of remembrance in a display case.

The black-covered bound book contains generally two or three short biographies printed on each page. After the title page, and before the biographies, is a poem by the local war poet Sgt John William Streets.

The book is displayed in an oaken wall-mounted case with a glass front.


Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Book of remembrance Card, paper 305 215 10 Fair
Case Oak, glass 400 535 150 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Title page:
1914 - 1918. 1939 - 1945.
They shall grow not old as we that are
left grow old.
Age shall not weary them nor the
years condemn,
At the going down of the sun and
in the morning,
We will remember them.

It is neither practical nor desirable to reproduce the biographies of those listed, but the following is a list of the names with their year of death:
Harry Buckingham, 1943
Roland Leslie Harness, 1943
John Henry Alcock, 1917
Francis Watkins, 1916
Joseph Collingham, 1916
James William Coupe, 1916
Harold Sugden, 1944
C Wood, 1918
Wilfred Henry Swann, 1918
Daniel Gee, 1918
F J G Malthouse, 1918
Joseph White, 1918
Frank Squires, 1943
Richard Ramsden, 1918
Harry Squires, 1918
Percy Noel Coupe, 1917
Thomas Gascoigne, 1917
Arthur Robert Streets, 1917
John Durward Stone, 1916
Arthur Bennett, 1917
William Edward Hurt, 1917
Percy Cartwright, 1918
William Alexander Smith, 1918
Harry Ellis, 1916
George Henry Johnson, 1916
Lawrence Edward Beeston, 1944
Joseph William Willis, 1944
Sam Forest, 1917
Joseph Butterfield, 1918
Harold Rodgers, 1916
Arthur Dalby, 1918
Arthur Stevens, 1918
A Grainger
Aubrey Crawford Sibbring, 1917
George Herbert Young, 1917
Joseph Ramsden, 1917
George Bennett, 1917
Arthur Bird, 1940
Levi Squires, 1917
Ethelbert H Harrop, 1915
Francis Ernest Edwards, 1943
Andrew Kirk, 1915
R Morris, 1917
Walter Hewkin, 1917
Cyril Hunt, 1943
Stephen Storey, 1917
John Richard Carding-Wells, 1916
Thomas Stansbury, 1916
John William Streets, 1916
Stanley Norman Shakespeare, 1942
Joseph Pilkington Lindley, 1916
A Alletson, 1916
Mathew Lee, 1916
John Thomas Presley Ellis, 1916
Thomas C Lowe, 1916
H Harvey, 1916
Albert Woodhead, 1915
Frederick Charles Brown, 1915
Arthur Godley, 1915
Joseph Wood, 1915
Charles J Jackson, 1915
William Norton, 1915
Joseph William Taylor, 1915
William Wareham, 1915
Douglas Joseph Wheatley, 1941
Walter Clarke, 1917
Joseph Hancock, 1917
William Cooper, 1915
Harold Ekin, 1942
John Watson, 1918
Colin Ashley, 1918
John Lindley Godley, 1919
Albert Wilkinson, 1916
Joseph Astle, 1916
Thomas Henry Binch, 1918
William Walker, 1917
Edward Kitchen, 1916
Frank Alban Pentelow, 1916
John William Thorpe, 1914
William Burley Higgins, 1940
Joseph Smith, 1914
Joseph Walter Wilkinson, 1917
Thomas Bostock Fox, 1915
John Gallimore, 1916
John Thomas Dolby, 1917
John Thomas Buckingham, 1917
James F Sheen, 1918
Samuel Snooks, 1916
Harry Hawkins, 1916
William Bailey, 1917
George Parker, 1918
Thomas Heeley, 1918
R Hunt, 1915
G E Lee, 1920
John Robert Hurt, 1915
Richard Smith, 1918
Arthur Stubbings, 1918
William Perrett, 1943
A Hillaby, 1918
James F Hollingworth, 1941
Luke Raynes, 1916
James Richard Mellish, 1917

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Number died 87 15 102
Number served and returned  0  0  0
Total names 87 15 102
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Whitwell Parish Council; Clowne Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Whitwell Parish Council; Bolsover District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
26th August, 1965: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List for England number 1108938.

14th January, 1971: The church lies within the Whitwell Conservation Area first designated on that date.

July 1987: The church lies within an area subject to an Article 4 Direction first made on that date.

22nd October, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Anne Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for.
Heritage List for England: architectural and historic information.
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