Lt T R Smith
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Lt T R Smith

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial tablet to Lt Thomas Smith at St John the Baptist's Churchyard, Tibshelf, Derbyshire
Images
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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 44094 60832 ±5m
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Location details:
Southeast of the church, between the bushes and the stone wall.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A freestanding tablet forming a footstone on a family grave. The stone tablet and the headstone each have a botonné cross at the head and hollowed shoulders. The tablet is roughly dressed but has a finely dressed face bearing an inlaid inscription in mainly upright capital block lettering. The headstone and tablet are accompanied by oblong stone kerbs with broad chamfered faces but the long kerbs have been disturbed and one has been overturned. The headstone and kerbs have incised inscriptions in mixed styles of lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet Stone 785 565 75 Fair
Headstone Stone 1350 690 85 Fair
Kerbs Stone 210 c950 2090 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Headstone: Tablet (footstone):
In Loving Memory
of
ELLEN,
WIFE OF JOHN SMITH,
BORN AT QUARNDON SEPR. 10, 1828,
DIED AT TIBSHELF DECR. 27, 1883.
YEA THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF
THE SHADOW OF DEATH, I WILL FEAR NO EVIL,
FOR THOU ART WITH ME, THYROD AND THY
STAFF THEY COMFORT ME. PSALM XXIII, 4.
ALSO OF
JOHN SMITH,
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE,
WHO DIED JANY. 22ND. 1903
AGED 77 YEARS.
"I WILL GIVE YOU REST." MATT. XI.28.
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
LIEUT. THOMAS ROWLAND
THE BELOVED SON OF
GEORGE AND ANNIE SMITH.
NOTTS AND DERBYS, ATT 9TH CAMEL CORPS.
KILLED IN ACTION IN PALESTINE
MARCH 31ST 1918. AGED 29 YEARS.
UNTIL THE DAY BREAK.
North kerb:
ALSO GEORGE ALBERT SMITH,
BORN AUG. 29TH. 1884, DIED MAY 30TH. 1950.

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
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Smith family.

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