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Ashford in the Water - WW2

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 roll of honour at Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire.
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Last known location:
Ashford War Memorial
Church St (B6465)
Ashford in the Water
Nearest postcode:
DE45 1QB

SK 19711 69772
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The building is at the junction with Baslow Rd or New Rd. The roll of honour is inside, on the wall of the main room. The existing WW1 roll was moved to the left and the WW2 roll added to make a pair.
Overall type: Roll of honour Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


A framed and glazed roll of honour. The roll has a thin red line border with clusters of red poppies in the top corners and the names of those who died in a single columnn at the head. The names of those who served are given in three columns below, with all inscriptions in black mixed case roman lettering. The frame is of wooden moulding with a repeated decorative motif.


Roll of honourPaper595455-Good
FrameOak, glass69055525Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
1939 - 1945 War
William Cavendish
Sampson Lynes Gratton
Robert Harris
Lena AndrewsLaurie GreenBill Pocock
Bill BarnesAlan GreenhalghJoy Price
Frederick Roy BarnesPeter HadfieldBill Purser
Harold BerrisfordWalter HallowsGeorge Roderick
Donald BirchenoughThomas E. HawleyColin Sharman
Nellie BirchenoughJohn Arthur HickmanBill Sheldon
Eric BodenHarold HibbsHilda Shimwell
John BondGeorge HillEric Smith
Wilf BondLeonard HillFred Spinks
Fred BrocklehurstJohn HollingworthNellie M. Thorpe
Andrew Cavendish M.C.Leonard HurstRosemary Tonge
Dorothy CurtisErnest JamesJoan Turner
Eric DaltonFred JamesBill Twelves
George DoxeyJasper JohnsonBill Twigg
Dennis FisherJohnie MarsdenReg Walker
Jack FletcherRaymond MarsdenRonnie Webster
Sam FoxlowArthur MellonTed Widdowson
Bill FrostWilliam OlivierFred Wilson
Fred GarrettFrank OulsnamGeorge Wilson
Leonard GarrettFred OulsnamJos Windle
Fred GreenRex PalfreymanDerek Wood

Conflicts and people named:
ConflictSecond World War (1939-1945)Totals
Action or eventNot stated
Number died 3 3
Number served and returned6363
Total names6666
Custodian: Trustees of Ashford Memorial Hall Institute

Local authorities:
From 1974: Ashford in the Water Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council and Derbyshire County Council
History and Conservation
17th April, 1951: The memorial lies within the Peak District National Park designated on that date.

8th November, 2014: The memorial was unveiled by His Grace Peregrine Cavendish KCVO CBE DL, 12th Duke of Devonshire; dedicated by local clergy and surveyed by Alan Willmot.
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