Derbyshire War Memorials - WW1 and WW2
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Derbyshire Freemasons - WW1 and WW2

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 and WW2 war memorial tablet to Derbyshire Freemasons at Littleover, Derby.
Images
Setting Memorial Left Centre Right Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Freemasons' Hall
457 Burton Rd
Littleover
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE23 6XX

NGR:
SK 33588 34329 ±5m
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Location details:
The memorial is in the gardens to the southeast of the hall.
Type
Overall type: Tablet. Overall condition: Very good. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

A black polished marble memorial comprising three freestanding tablets arranged side by side on an oblong two-stepped base. The middle tablet is a tall and narrow oblong and bears the Masonic square and compass emblem above the dedication, while those to each side are shorter, wider and have shallow arch tops. That to the left bears WW1 names and that to the right bears WW2 names. The inscriptions are incised and gilded, the headings are in upright capital roman lettering and the names are in sentence case upright block lettering.

The tablet to the left is a replacement for an earlier WW1 memorial lost in a fire.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
Centre tabletMarble1225460175Very Good
Side tablets (2)Marble90576580Very Good
BaseMarble1202390410Very Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Central tablet: LEST WE FORGET

IN EVER GRATEFUL
REMEMBRANCE OF
THE BRETHREN
OF THIS PROVINCE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY

THEIR NAME LIVETH
FOR EVERMORE

Left tablet: WORLD WAR I
1914 - 1918
Bro. H.J. Coles(Capt. Sherwood Foresters)Tyrian, 253
Bro. H.B.Dixon(Capt. Sherwood Foresters)P.M.Dorothy Vernon, 2129
Bro. L.G. Dickinson(Lt. Sherwood Foresters)Arkright, 1495
Bro. Wilfred Holden(Tpr. Derbyshire Yeom'y)Beaureper, 787
Bro. H.E. Cox(Sgt. Maj. Derbyshire Yeom'y)Royal Sussex, 353
Bro. W.D. Drury-Lowe(Capt. Grenadier Guards)Tyrian, 253
Bro. H.F. Severne(Lt. Sherwood Foresters)Derwent, 884
Bro. J.D. Snape(Corp. Kings Royal Rifles)Ecclesburne, 2425
Bro. A.C. Brooke-Taylor(Capt. Manchester Reg't)Dorothy Vernon, 2129
Bro. F.W. Wragge(Maj. Sherwood Foresters)P.M. Carnarvon, 1739
Bro. D. Cuthbert(Capt. Royal Fusiliers)Devonshire, 625
Bro. J.W. Raistrick(Lt. West Yorkshire Reg't)Beaureper, 787
Bro. F. Martin(Pte. Manchester Reg't)Hadfield, 3584
Bro. J.H. Marden, M.C.(Capt. Sherwood Foresters)Scarsdale, 681
& Cavendish, 3055
Bro. F.L.H. Jackson(Lt. Royal Naval Division)Rutland, 1179
Bro. A. Griffiths(Pte. Sanitary Corps)Royal Alfred, 1028
Bro. E.J. Walthew. M.C.(Lt. Col. Royal Engineers)Buxton, 1688
Bro. G.H. Buckley(Pte. Kings Own Scottish Bdrs)Hartington, 1085
Bro. Arnold Roe(Pte. Hon: Artillery Coy.)Arboretum, 731
Drowned at sea through enemy action:-
Bro. Thomas Webb(Pte. Royal Army Medical Corps)SW Hadfield, 3584

Right tablet: WORLD WAR II
1939 - 1945
Bro. E.L. Hopkins(Lt Welsh Regiment)Tyrian, 253
Bro. R.K. Porter(FltLt. 207 Sqn Royal Air Force)Derwent, 884
Bro. H.A. Clark(FgOff. 83 Sqn Royal Air Force)Beaureper, 787

Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War
(1914-1919)
Second World War
(1939-1919)
Totals
Action or eventNot statedNot stated
Number died20 323
Number served and returned 0 0 0
Total names20 323
Administration
Custodian: Provincial Grand Lodge Of Derbyshire Freemasons

Local authorities:
From 1997: Derby City Council.
History and Conservation
c2018: The memorial was designed by W Bro John Wood and W Bro Eddie Baldwin in conjunction with G Horobin Memorial Masons of Spondon, Derby, and funded by the Provincial Grand Charity.

2nd November, 2018: The memorial was unveiled by Steven Varley, the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, accompanied by William Tucker, Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire, and Cllr Mike Carr, Mayor of the City of Derby. It was also dedicated by a member of the clergy. The ceremony was attended by about two hundred people including local masons and contingents from the Air Training Corps, the Sea Cadets and other military and ex military personnel.

2nd December, 2020: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in very good condition and cared for.
References
Website: https://freemasonrymatters.co.uk/latest-news-freemasonry/derbyshire-freemasons-unveil-memorial/ viewed on 22nd August, 2021.
Website: http://derbyshiremason.org/Pages/NewsArticle.aspx?ArticleID=1109 viewed on 22nd August, 2021.
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