Gnr W Meakin
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Gnr W Meakin

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial to Gnr William Meakin 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 44077 60835 ±5m
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Location details:
Southeast of the church, near the path.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to the lettering on a family gravestone. The low sandstone headstone is in the style of an open book with an inlaid inscription in mostly upright capital block lettering. A further oblong tablet towards the foot of the grave bears an inscription in similar style. Both stones are slightly inclined and are supported by stone stands. They are accompanied by oblong sandstone kerbs with further inscriptions on broad the chamfered faces, and with the maker's details at the foot, however the long kerbs have been disturbed and one has been overturned.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Sandstone 470 610 75 Fair
Stand Sandstone 230 150 150 Fair
Tablet Sandstone 310 390 35 Fair
Stand Sandstone 150 185 75 Fair
Kerbs Sandstone 200 895 2160 Poor
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Headstone: Tablet:
PROUD AND LOVING
MEMORIES OF
GNR. WILLIAM MEAKIN
R.A.
DEAR HUSBAND OF
EDIE AND SON OF
GEORGE & AGNES.
WHO DIED AT SEA
A PRISONER OF WAR
NOV. 23RD. 1942,
AGED 31 YEARS.
[WE] BLESS THE YEARS
THAT HE WAS OURS.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ERNEST MEAKIN,
DIED 25TH. DECEMBER 1962,
AGED [70] YEARS.
North kerb:
[IN LOVING MEMORY] OF
GEORGE [MEAKIN], DIED MAY 26TH. 1948, AGED 82 YEARS.
HE LIVED FOR THOSE HE LOVED, AND THOSE HE LOVED REMEMBER.
South kerb:
AGNES MEAKIN, DIED FEB. 8TH 1954, AGED 84 YEARS.
RE-UNITED.
Foot of kerbs:
BURGIN.
RIPLEY.

[Some lettering damaged or missing.]

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Meakin family.

Local authorities:
From WW2: 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 Burgin, monumental mason of Ripley.

11th July, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair overall condition: the components were intact and the inscriptions legible, but the kerbs had been displaced and overturned.
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