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Memorial Title

Cpl F Greaves VC

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial plaque for Cpl F Greaves VC at Whittington Moor, Chesterfield.
Images
Setting Plaque Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
The Technique Stadium
1866 Sheffield Rd (B6057)
Whittington Moor
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S41 8NZ

NGR:
SK 38496 73090
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The plaque is in the garden of remembrance on the perimeter of the site, to the east of the actual stadium.
Type
Overall type: Plaque Overall condition: Good. The memorial is cared for.


Description:

An oblong resin plaque on a metal post. The grey mottled plaque has a photograph of Cpl Greaves at the head, a depiction of a Victoria Cross at the foot and a bevelled edge. The applied inscription is in gold capital and sentence case block lettering.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
PlaqueResin30040015Good
PostMetal400305Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
CORPORAL FRED GREAVES VC
9th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derbys Regiment)
1890 - 1973
The only North Derbyshire born and bred man to be awarded the Victoria Cross,
the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry.
Fred, later to become a Sergeant, showed extreme bravery on October 4th 1917,
at Poelcapelle near Ypres, disabling and capturing an enemy machine gun post.

FOR VALOUR
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Totals
Action or eventNot stated
Number died00
Number served and returned11
Total names11
Administration
Custodian: Not known

Local authorities:
From 1974: Chesterfield Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
2nd August, 2014: The memorial was unveiled by Mr David Coleman, High Sheriff of Derbyshire, on behalf of Hazel née Greaves (daughter of Fred Greaves) at a ceremony also attended by Mr William Tucker, Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire; Cllr Alexis Diouf, Mayor of Chesterfield and Mr Albert Collins, former Chesterfield player.

23rd January, 2020: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition and cared for.
References
4th August, 2014; Chesterfield Post (Online version consulted on 12th February, 2021): an article about the unveiling.
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