Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

H H O Stafford

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Henry Stafford comprising an addition to a gravestone at the Church of St Bartholomew, Hognaston, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Churchyard
Church of
 St Bartholomew
Stonepit La
Hognaston
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE6 1PR

NGR:
SK 23506 50573 ±10m
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Location details:
The church is on the north side of the road in the centre of the village. Roads in the village have not been formally named, but the main road through the village is known as Stonepit La or Main Rd, and the church is at the junction with a lane sometimes known as Green La. The memorial is near the corner of the churchyard, west of the church and south of the path from the gate.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

Additional lettering to the wording on a family gravestone. The freestanding upright oblong limestone tablet has a pointed arch top, chamfered edges and a spray of flowers in relief in a triangular panel at the head. The inlaid inscription is in upright capital lettering. The headstone surmounts an oblong limestone base with a bevelled top.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
HeadstoneLimestone131571080Fair
BaseLimestonec320880210Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
In Loving Memory of
WILLIAM W. STAFFORD
OF HOGNASTON,
WHO DIED OCT. 28TH. 1924,
AGED 71 YEARS.
"BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE IN THE LORD"
ALSO HENRY HERBERT OWEN,
YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE,
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE, OCT. 4TH. 1916,
AGED 21 YEARS.
"TILL WE MEET AGAIN."
ALSO MARY,/ WIFE OF THE ABOVE/ WILLIAM W. STAFFORD,
WHO DIED NOV. 9TH 1935,
AGED 79 YEARS.
TILL THE DAY BREAK.

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 Stafford family

Local authorities:
From WW1: Hognaston Parish Council; Ashbourne Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Hognaston Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Unknown date c1920s: The memorial was procured and installed.

October, 1979: The Hognaston Conservation Area was designated; the memorial lies within it.

30th December, 2010: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
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