Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

J A Clayton

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Joseph Clayton 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 46700 65190 ±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 western end of the older section of the cemetery, near the car park.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone Overall condition: Poor. The inscription is legible, but no longer visible.


Description:

An addition to the wording on a family gravestone. The tall grey granite headstone has a flat top with a small finial at the centre, chamfered edges and an incised decoration on the finial and on a frieze at the head. The incised inscription is in upright capital block lettering within a panel bordered by a thin incised line. The headstone surmounts an oblong base with bevelled top and an incised design of clasped hands and a further inscription, and is accompanied by plain oblong sandstone kerbs which have been displaced. Moreover, the conjoined headstone and base have been laid flat on the surface of the grave, face down, so the inscription is no longer visible.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Grey granite 1260 600 150 Fair
Base Grey granite 300 820 290 Fair
Kerbs Sandstone 200 1830 2170 Poor
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Headstone
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
IN
MEMORY OF
ROBERT,
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
HANNAH CLAYTON,
OF TIMBER LANE
WHO DIED SEPTR. 29TH. 1906,
AGED 64 YEARS.
AWAKE, ARISE, REJOICE.
ALSO OF HANNAH,
WIFE OF THE ABOVE, WHO DIED MAY 8TH. 1922,
AGED 72 YEARS.
SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS.
ALSO JOSEPH ANTHONY SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS KILLED AT EATPLES FRANCE,
MAY 19TH 1918, AGED 26 YEARS.
ALSO ANNIE,
WIFE OF HERBERT CLAYTON
(SON OF THE ABOVE)
WHO DIED FEB. 12TH. 1948,
AGED 75 YEARS.
Base
AND THE ABOVE HERBERT [CLAYTON]
[WHO] DIED MAY 16TH 1949 [ AGED ... ]

[Parts of the inscription obscured.]
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Clayton 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
1974: The Hardwick and Rowthorne Conservation Area was extended, and the memorial lies within it.

August, 2009: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition although the conjoined headstone and base were leaning forwards.

15th September, 2018: The memorial was resurveyed by Roy Branson and Anne Branson. It was still in fair condition although the conjoined headstone and base had been laid face down on the surface of the grave, so the inscription was no longer visible, although it was presumed to still be legible. For that reason the memorial was classed as in poor condition overall.
References
Comments
The inscription is transcribed verbatim. The place EATPLES is a misspelling of Etaples.

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