Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

J Bircumshaw

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Joseph Bircumshaw added to a gravestone at Ault Hucknall, 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:
Cemetery
Hodmire La
Ault Hucknall
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S44 5QH

NGR:
SK 46718 65196 ±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 about half way along the boundary with the road, close to the hedge.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to the wording on a family gravestone. The tall, grey, sandstone headstone has a pointed arch top with moulded borders, recessed sides and a floral design in relief in a trefoil panel at the head. The incised inscription is mainly in upright capital block lettering. The headstone surmounts an oblong base with bevelled top and is accompanied by oblong kerbs.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Sandstone 1470 760 80 Fair
Base Sandstone 200 915 245 Fair
Kerbs Sandstone 170 915 1840 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
FRANCES ELLEN,
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM BIRCUMSHAW
WHO DIED DEC. 27. 1922.
AGED 54 YEARS.
"BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD."
ALSO JOSEPH, SON OF THE ABOVE
KILLED IN ACTION AT YPRES, MAY 6. 1915
AGED 26 YEARS.
ALSO WILLIAM,
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 1. 1935,
AGED 67 YEARS.
RE-UNITED.
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 Bircumshaw 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.

28th March, 2018: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
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