Pte T B Cowey
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Pte T B Cowey

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Pte Thomas Cowey added to a gravestone at St John the Baptist's Churchyard, Tibshelf, 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:
St John the Baptist's
 Churchyard
High St (B6014)
Tibshelf
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE55 5NU

NGR:
SK 44074 60838 ±5m
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Location details:
Southeast of the church, near the corner of the path.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Poor. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to the lettering on a family gravestone. The tall, white marble headstone has a pointed arch top with a moulded edge and a broad decorative border in relief.  The recessed sides have attached colonnettes and at the head is a spray of lilies of the valley in relief in a triangular panel. The inlaid inscription is in mixed styles of mainly upright capital lettering. The headstone originally surmounted an oblong white marble base with moulded top but it has been removed and laid on the surface of the grave with the head resting on the base. The grave has plain oblong white marble kerbs bearing the maker's name inlaid at the foot.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone White marble 1515 755 100 Fair
Base White marble 200 915 255 Fair
Kerbs White marble c50 915 1945 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Headstone:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
In Loving Memory of
PHYLLIS
[THE BELOVED WIFE] OF
[JOHN COUPE]
WHO DIED MARCH 18TH. 1910.
AGED 33 YEARS.
THO [LOST TO] SIGHT TO MEMORY EVER DEAR.
ALSO BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
PTE. THOMAS BERTRAM COWEY.
EAST KENT REGIMENT (THE BUFFS.)
BORN OCT.ER. 9TH. 1893.
KILLED IN ACTION OCT.ER. 9TH. 1916.
UNTIL THE DAY BREAK, AND THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY.

[Some lettering missing.]
Foot of kerbs:
AVERY
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Coupe and Cowey families.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Blackwell Parish Council, Blackwell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Blackwell Parish Council, Bolsover District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Unknown date: The memorial was made by Avery, monumental mason.

11th July, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in poor overall condition.
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