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Christ Church - Book of Remembrance


Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial book of remembrance in Christ Church, Stonegravels, Chesterfield.
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Last known location:
Christ Church
Sheffield Rd (B6057)
Nearest postcode:
S41 7JH

SK 38520 72301
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
The church is at the rear of the Parish Centre. The book of remembrance is normally displayed in the choir stalls.
Overall type: Book of remembrance

Overall condition: Fair The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


A comb-bound book of paper pages printed from a word processor and containing biographical details of many service personnel who were engaged in WW1 and some who were in WW2. The biographies are enhanced by extracts from press articles, photographs etc.


Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Book Paper, plastic 297 210 15 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
It is neither practicable nor desirable to reproduce the detailed biographies in this document, but the following is a list of those commemorated:
WW1 Horace Adlington, James Adlington, George Aked
A E Alcock MM, Albert Allen, Ernest Aspley, Walter Aspley
Eric Aycliffe, Henry Bestwick, Ernest Blackburn
Cyril C D Bradberry, George Bradley, Fred Briggs, Sam Briggs
Arthur Briggs, A W Brown, Matthew Brown, Fred Bulcock
Martin Cain, Clarence Victor Campbell, Walker Clark
Hugh Cooper, Ernest Coulson, Albert Fox MM, Ernest Crookes
John Dannatt, John Denman, Charles E Dobb, Campbell Dunks
Phillip Dunn, Harold Ellse, Maurice Fletcher, George Finch
Harold Fretwell, Thomas J Gascoyne, Charles Genders
John Geraghty, James Gilding, John W Gwilliam, Robert Hand
Sydney Harrison, Albert Herret, Tom Hiley, Ernest Hilton
Basil Hodgkinson, Vernard Hollingworth, Walter Hollingworth
John Holmes, Joseph W Jackson, James Jepson
Harry Johnson, Harry Kirk, Philip Lakin, Thomas Lane
Harold E Lane MM, Andrew Leary, John Leary, William Leary
Leonard Lee, Samuel S Lees, Arthur Madin, Patrick McGough
Joseph Millard, Luther Neale, Robert C Newton, Harry Oldfield
Harry Grenfell Peach, Harold Radford, Fred Raybould
Michael Roach, Robert Cyril Riggott, George Rockcliffe
G Rodgers, Wilfred Rowe, Ernest Sanderson, George Saxton
Thomas Scully, John Severn, Charles Gordon Shaw
Benjamin Shaw, William Showell, Arthur Skidmore
Ernest Simpson, W D Smith, Sam Stead, Thomas Stubley
Harold Swale, John G Tann, Frederick W Taylor
George A J Turner, Lawrence Tighe, Harold Wagg, Isaac Walker
Walter Wharton, J H Wooley, Charles Worne, John W Wykes
William E Wykes MM
WW2 Albert Marshall, William Quinn, John C Roberts
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Number died 98 3 101
Number served and returned  0 0  0
Total names 98 3 101
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Chesterfield Parish Council; Chesterfield Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: (Unparished); Chesterfield Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
28th September, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for.
Thanks to David Nightingale, John Holmes and Wendy Pockson of Christ Church and the Chesterfield St Helen's and District Local History Society for their assistance and provision of material in researching this memorial.

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