Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

J H Thomas

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial to James Thomas 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 46758 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 in the extreme northeast corner, next to the road.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to the wording on a family gravestone. The low, grey granite headstone has a flat top with stepped and ogee shouders. The incised and gilded inscription is mainly in upright capital block lettering. The headstone is accompanied by oblong kerbs.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Grey granite 650 860 100 Fair
Kerbs Grey granite 210 880 1995 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN/ LOVING MEMORY OF
GEORGE WILLIAM THOMAS,
DIED MARCH 19TH 1941
AGED 38 YEARS.
ALSO HIS BROTHER,
JAMES HENRY THOMAS
KILLED IN ACTION NORTH AFRICA NOV 25TH 1942,
AGED 30 YEARS.
"DEARLY LOVED AND SADLY MISSED"
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second 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 Thomas family.

Local authorities:
From WW2: 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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