W Coffey VC DCM
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W Coffey VC DCM

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial bench commemorating William Coffey VC DCM at Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Bench Plaque Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Rose Hill
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S40 1LP

NGR:
SK 37959 71187
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The memorial is on the south side of the road, opposite Chesterfield Town Hall.
Type
Overall type: Bench.


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

Description:

A wooden and metal bench with a metal plaque on the backrest. The black inscription is in mixed styles of upright roman lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Bench Wood, metal 830 1770 670 Fair
Plaque Metal 50 150 2 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
In Memory of
WILLIAM COFFEY VC DCM
Died 13th July 1875
Victoria Cross Holder
& Resident of Chesterfield
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Crimean War (1854-1856) Totals
Action Not stated
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 1 1
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Chesterfield Borough Council.

Local authorities:
From 19th century: Chesterfield Parish Council; Chesterfield Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Chesterfield Borough Council (unparished); Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
November, 1976: The Chesterfield Town Centre Conservation Area was first designated; the memorial lies within it.

12th December, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot  It was in fair condition.
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