Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

J Dyson

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Joseph Dyson comprising an addition to a gravestone at the Church of the Annunciation, New Mills, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Grave Headstone Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Churchyard
Church of the Annunciation
St Mary's Rd
New Mills
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK22 3BG

NGR:
SJ 99742 85499 ±5m
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Location details:
The Church of the Annunciation is on the east side of the road and was previously called St Mary's Roman Catholic Chapel. The memorial is at the western edge of the graveyard, close to the road and north of the path.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to the lettering on a family gravestone. The memorial comprises a tall sandstone headstone tapering at the head to a cross with Christograph at the centre and bearing an inscription incised in upright capital block lettering.  The headstone is accompanied by oblong stone kerbs with the maker's name incised at the foot.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Sandstone 1650 730 80 Fair
Kerbs Sandstone 170 890 1825 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Headstone:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Not stated
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
OF
YOUR
CHARITY
PRAY FOR THE SOUL'S
OF
ROBERT DYSON,
OF NEW MILLS, DIED JULY 26TH. 1907,
AGED 69 YEARS.
ALSO ALICE, HIS BELOVED WIFE
DIED SEPT. 23RD. 1921, IN HER 84TH. YEAR.
ALSO ELIZABETH, DAUGHTER OF
ROBERT & ALICE DYSON,
DIED JUNE 26TH. 1877, AGED 6 YEARS.
ALSO ROBERT MIDDLETON, THEIR SON
DIED AUGUST 8TH. 1883, AGED 7 YEARS.
ALSO JOSEPH, THEIR SON
KILLED IN ACTION AUGUST 9TH. 1917,
AGED 36 YEARS.
ON WHOSE SOUL SWEET JESUS HAVE MERCY.
Foot of kerbs:
J BURGESS
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Dyson family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: New Mills Parish Council; New Mills Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: New Mills Town Council; High Peak Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Unknown date: The memorial was made by J Burgess.

1985: The New Mills Conservation Area was first designated, though it has been subsequently extended. The memorial lies within the current boundary.

12th June, 2018: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
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