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St Edmund's Church - WW1 Roll of Honour

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial roll of honour in St Edmund's Church, Allestree, Derby.
Setting Roll of Honour Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
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Last known location:
St Edmund's Church
St Edmund's Close
Nearest postcode:
DE22 2DZ

SK 34789 39716
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The roll of honour is wall-mounted on the east abutment of the south arcade.
Overall type: Roll of honour.

Overall condition: Fair. The memorial is cared for.


A framed and glazed paper roll of honour. At the head is a full colour band with a latin cross at the centre with crossed Union Flag and White Ensign and sprays of laurel and palm foliage. To the left is a depiction of a warship at sea and to the right is an artillery piece in the field, each within an oval panel against a blue background. At each end is a laurel wreath with a Tudor Crown above, a date in the centre and a lion's head below. To each side of the roll, and across the foot is a broad margin of oak leaves and acorns on a blue ground and at each lower corner is a motif comprising crossed rifle with bayonet, sword and anchor. At the centre are panels with the heading, the names in two columns, and a dedication, all in various colours and mixed styles of upright lettering. The makers' names are in the lower corners. The wooden frame has a moulded profile and a gilded inner margin.


Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Roll of honour Paper c600 c450 - Fair
Frame Wood, glass c600 c450 c25 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
1914 1919
To the Men who have fallen during the Great European War, those who have
served and those still serving their King and Country.
1 Barlow, Arthur H.Sherwood Foresters.8 Murfin, Ernest A.East Lancashires.
2 Bancroft, ThomasHighland Light Inf.9 North, WilliamR.F.A.
3 Benford, JosephN. & D. (died in hospital)10 Plant, ReginaldStafford Regt.
4 Bull, ArthurNotts. and Derby.11 Smith, ArthurRoyal Fusiliers.
5 Clifford, J. WilliamK.R.R12 Ward, OliverRoyal Navy.
6 Hulland, FrederickRoyal Fusiliers.13 Webster, JosephLancashire Fusiliers.
7 Kidger, Albert E.North Staffords.14 Webster, WilliamSherwood Foresters.
15 Adams, Thomas.,M.M.Derbyshire Yeomanry44 Johnson, John Thewlis., Lt.R.A.F.
16 Beardmore, ErnestLeicester Regt.45 Kennell, ArthurR.F.A.
17 Benford, AlbertNotts. and Derby.46 Keates, ArthurArmy Service Corps.
18 Beresford, WilliamR.F.A.47 Murfin, CharlesNotts. and Derby.
19 Burdis, FredDerbyshire Yeomanry.48 Murfin, EdwardR.A.F
20 Beardmore, ArthurKing’s O.R. Lancasters.49 Murfin, WilfredR.M.L.I.
21 Bancroft, FrederickArmy Labour Corps.50 Middleton, CharlesDerbyshire Yeomanry.
22 Butterfield, F. W.R.A.F.51 Mackie, Charles RoyTank Corps.
23 Clifford, George A.R.A.F.52 Nichols, RobertNotts. and Derby.
24 Carnochan, A.Army Service Corps.53 Nichols, CharlesM.T., A.S.C.
25 Corner, MauriceK.R.R.54 Oates, GeorgeRoyal Navy
26 Corner, JohnM.M.G.C.55 Plant, Ernest A.Royal Engineers
27 Chapman, A. S. J.R.A.F.56 Plant, Lewis H.R.A.F.
28 Denley, ArthurR.F.A.57 Raphael, Sir Herbert H., Maj.K.R.R.
29 Dolman, CharlesR.A.M.C.58 Ryde, FredR.F.A.
30 Dix, John HenryR.G.A.59 Spencer, ThomasR.F.A.
31 Elliot, DouglasDerbyshire Yeomanry.60 Smith, CorneliusNotts and Derby.
32 Ford, Harry5th Staffords.61 Shaw, JohnR.G.A.
33 Ford, WilliamNorthamptonshires.62 Sadler, EdwardCanadians.
34 Ford, GeorgeArmy Service Corps.63 Thompson, ReginaldK.O.Y.L.I.
35 Fearn HarryK.R.R.64 Webster, ErnestNotts. and Derby.
36 Gisborne, Lieut-Col. L. G., C.M.G.4th N.M. Howitzer Bde.65 Webster, GeorgeNotts. and Derby.
37 Gisborne, Lieut. Wm. G., M.C.9th Lancers.66 Webster, HerbertM.T., A.S.C.
38 Holmes, WalterK.O.Y.L.I.67 Webster, HarryRoyal Navy.
39 Holmes, ThomasNotts. and Derby.68 Ward, OswaldR.A.M.C.
40 Hulland, ThomasM.T., A.S.C.69 Ward, GeorgeR.A.M.C.
41 Heath, William T.1.4th Devons.70 Ward, John T.London Rifle Brigade.
42 Hickling, HenryRoyal Navy.71 Wilson, Robert4th Hussars.
43 Johnson, Colonel H. A.Manchester Regt.72 Webster, Herbert J.Duke of Wellington’s.
Dedicated to Allestree’s fallen heroes.
Staunch heroes were these, o’er whom sad hearts are weeping,
Safe bides their fame in all men’s love and praise,
Sacred the mounds in which their dust is sleeping,
And sweet the memories that surround past days,
We falter on, now hoping, now despairing,
And hour-by-hour drag out life’s little span,
But they have passed in one great deed of daring-
They fought for freedom and they died for man.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 14 14
Number served and returned 58 58
Total names 72 72
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Allestree Parish Council; Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council
From 1968: Derby County Borough Council (Derby Corporation) (Unparished)
From 1974 to 1997: Derby District (later Borough and from 1977 City) Council and Derbyshire County Council.
From 1997: The unitary authority has been Derby City Council.
Unknown date: The roll of honour was designed by J Hawthorne Jones and illuminated by F Carter, of Derby

13th February, 1967: The church was listed Grade II*, Heritage List for England number 1228939.

11th September 1991: The church lies within the Allestree Conservation Area designated on that date.

17th October, 2007: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for.
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