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Brig R V C Cavendish OBE MC and Sgt B Dawson

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial tablet to Brig R V C Cavendish OBE MC and Sgt Bennett Dawson at the Church of All Saints, Youlgrave or Youlgreave, Derbyshire.
Images
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Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Church of All Saints
Alport La
Youlgrave or Youlgreave
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE45 1WS

NGR:
SK 21205 64382
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The church is at the junction of Bradford Rd and Alport La. The tablet is at the east end of the north wall of the north aisle..
Type
Overall type: Tablet Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

A grey nowy-headed stone tablet with a plain moulded border, the coloured badge of the Sherwood Foresters at the head and a gold cross at each side. The inscription is incised in mixed styles of lettering.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
TabletStone65061035Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
In memory of
BRIG. R. V. C. CAVENDISH, O.B.E. M.C.
The Sherwood Foresters
Killed in action commanding
the 6th Infantry Brigade on the
Mayu Peninsula Burma, April 6th 1943
Also of
SGT. BENNETT DAWSON
His batman, killed at Kohima
with the 7th Worcesters, June 1944
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictSecond World War (1939-1945)Totals
Action or eventNot stated
Number died22
Number served and returned00
Total names22
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From WW2: Youlgreave Parish Council; Bakewell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Youlgreave Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
17th April, 1951: The Peak District National Park was designated: the church lies within it.

12th July, 1967: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List for England number 1109853.

5th February, 1982: The Youlgrave Conservation Area was designated: the church lies within it.

26th September, 2008: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition and cared for.
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