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St Pauls Church – Book of Remembrance

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial book of remembrance at St Paul's Church, Little Chester, Derby.
Cover Dedication WW1 names A-E WW1 names E-P WW1 names P-Y Details WW2 names
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Last known location:
St Paul's Church
Mansfield Rd
Little Chester
Nearest postcode:

SK 35517 37091
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The church is on the west side of Mansfield Rd but vehicular access to it is from Seale St. The book is kept in secure storage and displayed on relevant occasions.
Overall type: Book of remembrance Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


A hard-backed book, bound in buckram with a gilded title and containing paper pages bearing inscriptions and names in black calligraphy. The dedication is in gothic script with an illuminated title in black, blue, gold and green and the text is decorated in gold with selected capitals in red and blue. The WW1 names are in gothic script with capitals in red, blue or green. The production details are in black italic script with capitals in red and blue, and with green decoration. The WW2 names were added later and are in similar style to the WW1 names.


Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Book Card, buckram, paper 300 200 15 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action Not stated
Number died 143 26 169
Number served and returned  0  0
Total names 143 26 169
For King and Country
In Memory
of the men of Derby
St. Paul's Parish who
sacrificed their lives
for King and Country
in the Great European
WW1 names A-E:Details:
Allman, ArthurClarke, Alfred
Allsop, FrankClarke, William
Applegate, Harold E.Cocker, Harry
Ash, ArchieCollyer, Horace
Ashton, HerbertConroy, Frank D.
Astle, KennethCook, Fred
Ayre, CCook, Percy
Barker, E. C.Cook, W. C.
Barradell, Frederick JamesCoulson, Henry
Barradell, HarryCox, Alfred
Beck, A.Curley, Charles
Bence, HarryCurley, George
Bennett, R.Danvers, George
Bennett, R. W.Dawson, Fred
Bloor, J.Day, Edward
Boam, F.Dent, George
Bradshaw, HarryDenton, A.
Bradshaw, WilliamDobbs, Harry
Brannan, JamesDunton, Harry
Bricknell, CecilDunton, Leonard
Brooks, George AlfredDyke, Arthur
Burgin, A. F.Dyer, George
Chambers, John F.Eccleshare, C.
Cholerton, GeorgeElliker, Harold.
This Memorial
is the joint gift of
Leonard John and
Evelyn Jessey Walker
to St Paul's Parish,
Derby, November, 1935
The donors further
provided for the in-
scribing of a record
of those who gave
their lives between
the years 1939-1945
Their names will be
found overleaf ~
WW1 names E-P:WW2 names:
Elvidge, ArchibaldKitchen, Fred
Eyre, SamuelLarmer, William
Freeman, F.Land, Anthony
Gamble, William.Lee, Raymond G.
Gillman, J. F.Leedham, E.
Gowe, H.Leese, Lawrence W.
Green, FrankLemon, Reginald
Green, George E.Lowe, Henry
Hancock, WalterLowe, Herbert
Hanford, S.Marshall, David
Haynes, AlfredMcCausland, Robert
Hemsley, FrankMillington, Arthur
Hilton, E.Mills, George
Hirst, WilliamMitchell, Percy
Hogg, FredMorley, W.
Hook, AlbertNeedham, William
Hopkins, Archibald, JosephNewton, William
Horton, WilliamO'Brien, James
Hoult, CyrusOwen, T. E.
Humpston, JarvisPacker, W.
Irish, ArthurPakes, Sydney
Jones, J. W.Parker, Reginald
Kelly, ThomasPassey, Sidney
Kennedy, J.Payne, T. W.
Also in Memory
of those who gave all
for King and Country
in the World War of
Atterbury, F. J.Moore, C.
Burton, J. W.Salt, F. A.
Cook, F.Scott, C.
Fogwill, G.Smith, A.
Gee, J.Smith, R.
Hales, B.Stannard, H.
Hartsehorne, H.Stirk, K.
Hatton, J. W.Taverner, F. I.
Haywood, J. S.Treece, G.
Hindle, J. W.Turner, G.
Kellet, H.Walker, C.
Lowrey, R. W.Whittingham, S.
Miller, J. I.Woodward, R. H.
WW1 names P-Y:
Peach, ArthurThorpe, Wilfred Brewster
Plant, ReginaldTimson, William
Potter, WilliamTocknell, George
Potts, WalterTomlinson, G. F.
Prust, HarryTomlinson, John W.
Ray, ArthurToone, Henry
Reacher, FredTorr, Walter
Rodgers, G.Tunaley, Edgar H.
Rouse, A.Walker, Fred
Russell, F. C.Walker, William
Shuttleworth, WalterWalters, George
Smith, ArthurWard, Bertram Alan
Smith, ErnestWheatcroft, Bert
Smith, GeorgeWheatcroft, George
Smith, George S.Wheatcroft, William
Smith, JohnWhitehead, William
Spanswick, A. J.Wildsmith, Percy
Squire, Frederick R.Wilkins, Thomas
Steer, William HenryWilliams, Percy John Henry James
Taylor, PercyWilson, George
Thompson, FrankWinfield, Arthur
Thompson, GeorgeWoolley, Charles Lewis
Thompson, JohnWright, William
Yeomans, W.
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Derby County Borough Council (Derby Corporation)
From 1974: Derby District (later Borough and from 1977 City) Council and Derbyshire County Council.
From 1997: The unitary authority has been Derby City Council.
History and Conservation
November, 1935: The book was donated by Leonard John and Evelyn Jessey Walker.

Unknown date: The WW2 inscription and names were added.

7th May, 2018: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Anne Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for.
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