Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

A Foster

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Arthur Foster comprising an addition to a gravestone in All Saints' Churchyard, Mickleover, Derby.
Images
Setting Grave Headstone Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
All Saints' churchyard
Etwall Rd
Mickleover
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE3 0DL

NGR:
SK 30554 34165 ±5m
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Location details:
South of the church, near the western boundary with the car park.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

Additional wording to the inscription on a family gravestone. The tall white marble headstone has a pointed arch top, a punctuated border and a spray of ivy foliage in relief in a crescent-shaped panel at the head. The inscription is inlaid in mainly upright capital block lettering. The headstone surmounts an oblong base with bevelled top and is accompanied by oblong kerbs which have the maker's details inlaid at the foot..

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone White marble 1280 705 75 Fair
Base White marble 220 985 205 Fair
Kerbs White marble 160 975 2060 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Headstone:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
In Loving Memory of
MY DEAR HUSBAND
WILLIAM FOSTER
(OF GOOSECROFT)
AT REST APRIL 7TH. 1917,
AGED 58 YEARS.
"THE LORD IS MY LIGHT AND MY SALVATION."
PSALM 27.1.
ALSO OF
SARAH ANN,
WIFE OF THE ABOVE,
AT REST FEBRUARY 22ND. 1938,
AGED 78 YEARS.
THOUGH LOST TO SIGHT TO MEMORY EVER DEAR.
ALSO OF
ARTHUR,
THE DEARLY LOVED SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL IN ACTION SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE
MARCH 21ST. 1918, AGED 31 YEARS.
"UNTIL THE DAY BREAK AND THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY."
Foot of kerbs:
F. GARRATT
6
NOTTM. RD. DERBY
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Foster family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Mickleover Parish Council; Repton Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1968: Derby County Borough Council (Derby Corporation).
From 1974: Derby District (later Borough and from 1977 City) Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1997: Derby City Council (unitary authority).
History and Conservation
Unknown date: The memorial was made by F Garratt, monumental mason of 6, Nottingham Rd, Derby.

March, 1975: The Mickleover Conservation Area was first designated. The memorial lies within the area.

3rd January, 2018: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition. .
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