Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Pte F G Bull

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Pte F G Bull comprising an addition to a gravestone in the churchyard of the Church of St Oswald, Ashbourne, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Headstone Inscription Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Graveyard
Church of St Oswald
Mayfield Rd
Ashbourne
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE6 1EJ

NGR:
SK 17588 46384 ±5m
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Location details:
The church is on the south side of the road. The gravestone is about 40m southwest of the church.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone Overall condition: Poor. The inscription is legible but the memorial is neglected.


Description:

An addition to the wording on a family gravestone. The tall limestone headstone has a pointed arch top; a broad border with a nailhead design near the edge and a triangular panel at head with ivy leaves in relief. The inscription is inlaid in upright lower case gothic and capital block lettering. The headstone surmounts an oblong base with a chamfered top.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
HeadstoneLimestone1395715 80Poor
BaseLimestone150940 250Poor
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
In Loving Memory of
EMILY ANNIE,
WIFE OF
HENRY BULL,
WHO DIED JAN. 9. 1921,
AGED 69 YEARS.
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
HENRY BULL,
WHO DIED MAY 29, 1933,
AGED 82 YEARS.
ALSO OF
PTE. F. G. BULL, 6TH. BATT.
SHERWOOD FORESTERS,
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE,
APRIL 9, 1915,
AGED 26 YEARS.
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 Bull family.

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
November 1968: The Ashbourne Conservation area was first designated. The memorial lies within it.

10th August, 2009: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. The headstone had an extensive covering of lichen and some moss near the foot.

2nd October, 2019: The memorial was resurveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. The headstone was in poor and neglected condition although the inscription was legible. Ivy had begun to encroach especially on the base and the left side of the headstone.
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