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St Michael's Church - WW1 Roll of Honour (1)

Derbyshire War Memorials: A description of a WW1 war memorial roll of honour in St Michael's Church, Breaston, Derbyshire.
Setting Memorial Roll of Honour
Last known location:
St Michael's Church
Main St (A6005)
Nearest postcode:
DE72 3DX

SK 46006 33505
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
The church is on the south side of the road in the centre of the village. The roll of honour is inside, on the south wall of the south aisle, at the east end.
Overall type: Roll of Honour.

Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


A framed and glazed paper roll of honour. There are two adjacent rolls for WW1: this is the tall narrow one with names in a single column, and appears to be the older of the two. The principal headings and texts are in red decorative lettering with initials illuminated in blue, and the sub headings are in blue capital roman calligraphy. The names are in black calligraphy and those of the fallen are prefixed with a small red cross. The frame is of narrow wooden beading.

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Roll of Honour Paper 765 275 - Fair
Frame Wood, glass 790 300 10 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.

H.M. NAVY    
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 13
Number served and returned 65
Total names 78
 Cholerton John. H.M.S. Collingwood.
 Plackett Denis. H.M.S. Benbow.
 Springthorpe George. Royal Naval Division.
 Hallam Arthur. Royal Naval Division.
 Bestwick Everard Stanley. R.N. Volunteer Res.
 Plackett Bernard. Royal Naval Volunteer Res.
 Plackett Lawrence. Royal Naval Volunteer Res.
 Stevenson Joseph. Royal Naval Volunteer Res.
 Woodward Harold. Royal Naval Volunteer Res.
H.M. ARMY    
 Archer Arthur. Royal Field Artillery.
+ Barker Charles. York & Lancaster Regt.
 Bowley Edward. Sherwood Foresters.
 Burley Albert. Royal Garrison Artillery.
 Clewes Richard Joseph. Sherwood Foresters.
 Clifton George. Yorkshire Regt.
+ Cowing Ralph Henry. York & Lancaster Regt.
 Culver William Percival.
 Daft William. Sherwood Foresters.
 Dakin Peter. Sherwood Foresters.
+ Domleo Robert Frearson. Royal Fusiliers.
 Domleo Stephen John. Derbyshire Yeomanry
 Dugdale Robert Henry. Sherwood Foresters.
 Dunning Percy Malcolm Douglas. 16th Lancers.
 Elliott Walter. Sherwood Foresters.
 Elston Titus George. Sherwood Foresters.
 Hall Benjamin. Sherwood Foresters.
 Hammond James Henry. Sherwood Foresters.
 Harrold Alfred Peskett. Canadian Expdry. Force.
 Harvey Charles Reginald. Royal Army Medical Corps.
+ Harvey Norman Victor. King’s Royal Rifles.
 Haycock Albert. York & Lancaster Regt
 Hickling Edward Whitby. Army Service Corps.
 Hill Thomas Fernyhough. Derbyshire Yeomanry.
 Hutchinson German. Sherwood Foresters.
 Kent William. Sherwood Foresters.
 Leivers Ted. Sherwood Foresters.
 Lowe Horace. Royal Army Medical Corps.
+ Maltby Enoch Edward. King’s Royal Rifles.
 Maltby Harry. Sherwood Foresters. MM. DCM.
 Mannering Seth Payne. Army Service Corps.
 Marks Francis William. Army Service Corps.
 Middleton Frederick. Rifle Brigade.
 Mills George. Sherwood Foresters.
+ Mills Harold. King’s Royal Rifles.
+ Mills Horace. Sherwood Foresters.
+ Mills John. Sherwood Foresters.
 Perks Albert William. South Notts. Hussars.
 Perks Frank George. Middlesex Regt.
 Plackett William Henry. Sherwood Foresters.
 Richardson Albert. S. Wales Borderers.
 Ross Frederick. Royal Field Artillery.
 Sandy Joseph. Sherwood Foresters. D.C.M.
+ Siddals Edgar James Startin. Kings Royal Rifles.
 Siddals George Henry. Rifle Brigade.
 Slater George Stanley. Royal Field Artillery.
 Smith William. Royal Army Medical Corps.
+ Stevenson Arnold. York & Lancaster Regt.
 Walker Francis Willoughby. Royal Field Artilly.
 Ward Charles Malcolm. Northumberland Fusiliers.
 Watson John Harrison. East Lancs Regt M.C.
+ Watson Thomas Palmer. East Lancs Regt M.C.
 Webb John. Royal Field Artillery.
 Winson Frank. Sherwood Foresters.
 White Arthur. Oxfordshire & Bucks Lt Infantry.
+ Beech Edwin. King’s Royal Rifles.
 Kent George. Royal Field Artillery.
 Roberts Joseph. Royal Field Artillery.
 Stevenson John. Royal Garrison Artillery.
 Sandy George. Sherwood Foresters.
 Plummer John. Sherwood Foresters.
 Rigby Harold. Army Service Corps.
 Fearson Charles. Sherwood Foresters.
 Gamble Wilfred. Sherwood Foresters.
+ Grebby Edgar. Sherwood Foresters.
 Perkins Charles. York & Lancaster Regt
 Potter Horace Frank. West Riding Regt
 Potter Norman. Northumberland Fusiliers.
 Williams Arthur. Army Service Corps.
+ fallen
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Breaston Parish Council; Shardlow Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Breaston Parish Council; Erewash Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
13th January 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and well cared for. The inscriptions and names were transcribed for this page by Annette Carter.
Page © Roy Branson