Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Pte T Cook

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Pte Tom Cook added to a gravestone at Ault Hucknall, Derbyshire.
Images
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Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Cemetery
Hodmire La
Ault Hucknall
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S44 5QH

NGR:
SK 46719 65193 ±5m
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Location details:
The cemetery is on the south side of the road opposite St John the Baptist's Church in the centre of the village. The memorial is towards the middle of the older section and close to the boundary with the road.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone Overall condition: Poor. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to the lettering on a sandstone kerb on a family grave. The inscription is inlaid on the chamfered faces of the kerbs in upright capital block lettering. However, the kerbs have been displaced, one of them overturned and some inscriptions are obscured by accumulated soil and vegetation. The maker's details are inlaid on a displaced corner stone.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Kerbs Sandstone 340 1840 21400 Poor
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
East kerb:
[ ... ] IN LOVING [MEMORY [ ... ]
South kerb:
[SAM.] THE [BELOVED HUSBAND OF ADA COOK] (OF LOCO LANE) [WHO DIED] DECER. 6TH 1922 [AGED] 57 YEARS.
West kerb:
ALSO OF THEIR [SON] PTE. [TOM COOK. WHO DIED] FROM [WOUNDS MARCH] 28TH. 1918 [AGED] 19 YEARS.
North kerb:
ALSO ADA COOK, WIFE OF SAM COOK, DIED [AUG ... AGED ... YEARS]
AT REST
Corner of kerbs:
AVERY.
TIBSHELF.
[Some lettering missing, damaged, obscured or otherwise illegible.]

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Not stated
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Cook family.

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

1974: The Hardwick and Rowthorne Conservation Area was extended, and the memorial lies within it.

28th March, 2018: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in poor condition, the headstone had been displaced and most of the inscription was missing..
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