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Pte W A Brassington - Tablet

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial tablet to Pte William A Brassington at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Yeaveley, 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 the Holy Trinity
Leapley La
Yeaveley
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE6 2DT

NGR:
SK 18642 40295
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The tablet is on the north wall of the nave.
Type
Overall type: Tablet Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

A wall mounted white marble tablet with a pediment at the head containing a Christograph and fronds of foliage in relief. The inscription is incised within a recessed trapezoidal panel in upright capital roman lettering coloured black.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
TabletWhite marble63094050Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY THE PARISHIONERS OF YEAVELEY
AS A TOKEN OF RESPECT FOR
PRIVATE WILLIAM ALLEN BRASSINGTON,
ROYAL FUSILIERS,
KILLED IN ACTION AT REUIX, NEAR CAMBRAI, FRANCE,
OCTOBER 11TH. 1918,
AGED 31 YEARS.
"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A
MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS." JOHN. 15. 13.

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: Yeaveley Parish Council, Ashbourne Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Yeaveley Parish Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Unknown date 1920s?: The tablet was installed.

19th July, 1985: The church was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1335036.

10th October, 2011: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition and cared for.

22nd August, 2019: The memorial was resurveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It remained in good condition and cared for.
References
Mee, Arthur:Derbyshire, in the King's England series; p280 in the 1947 reprint: a mention of the tablet.
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