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Pte A Millward and Pte R E Millward

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Pte Arthur Millward and Pte Robert Millward 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 30501 34234 ±5m
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Location details:
Northwest of the church, next to the path near the western boundary.
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 limestone headstone has a pointed arch top, a plain border and a latin cross incised 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 two recumbent oblong stone tablets bearing further inscriptions.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Limestone 1280 700 70 Fair
Base Limestone 150 870 225 Fair
Tablet Limestone 460 455 80 Fair
Tablet White marble 385 380 50 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 2 2
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 2 2
In Loving Memory of
MY DEAR HUSBAND
WILLIAM MILLWARD
AT REST JUNE 17TH. 1909
AGED 34 YEARS
"PEACE, PERFECT PEACE"
ALSO OF MARTHA, WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPT. 5TH 1917, AGED 65 YEARS.
"BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE IN THE LORD"
ALSO OF PTE. ARTHUR MILLWARD,
WHO DIED IN FRANCE, MARCH 8TH. 1917, AGED 41 YEARS
ALSO OF PTE. ROBERT ERNEST MILLWARD,
WHO FELL IN FRANCE, JULY 1ST. 1917, AGED 29 YEARS
SONS OF THE ABOVE
AND BOTH OF THE SHERWOOD FORESTERS
"NOBLY THEY LIVED, NOBLY THEY DIED"
Limestone tablet:
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FRANK SYDNEY
MILLWARD
DIED 22ND JUNE 2001
AGED 88 YEARS
AND
HILDA MILLWARD
DIED 21ST JANUARY 1992
AGED 83 YEARS
Marble tablet:
ROGER ANTHONY
LEIGHTON
DIED 3RD JUNE 2007
AGED 59 YEARS
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Millward 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
March, 1975: The Mickleover Conservation Area was first designated. The memorial lies within the area.

6th August, 2008: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in fair condition.

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