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Memorial Title

Pte O E Slater

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of WW1 war memorial tablet to Pte Owen E Slater at the Church of St Oswald, Ashbourne, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Tablet Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Church of St Oswald
Mayfield Rd
Ashbourne
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE6 1EJ

NGR:
SK 17629 46443
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The church is on the south side of Mayfield Rd at the junction with School La. The memorial is on the west wall of the south transept, near the door.
Type
Overall type: Tablet. Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

A plain oblong grey stone tablet with bevelled edges and an inscription incised in upright capital block lettering coloured black.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
TabletStone26051535Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
PRIVATE OWEN EDWARD SLATER,
GRENADIER GUARDS,
WHO DIED OF WOUNDS AT YPRES
OCT. 30TH. 1914, AGED 24.
ERECTED BY T. E. R. SYMONS, LIEUT. GRENADIER GUARDS,
IN MEMORY OF A FAITHFUL SERVANT.

Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Totals
Action or eventNot stated
Number died11
Number served and returned00
Total names11
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Ashbourne Parish Council, Ashbourne Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Ashbourne Town Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Unknown date (c1920?): The memorial was procured and installed in the church.

15th June, 1951: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List for England number 1207715

November, 1968: Ashbourne Conservation Area was first designated; the church lies within it.

22nd December, 2008: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for.

26th September, 2019: The memorial was resurveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
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