H Smith
Derbyshire War Memorials
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H Smith

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial bench commemorating Harry Smith in St Peter and St Pauls' Churchyard at Eckington, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Bench Plaque Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Peter and St Pauls' Churchyard
Mill Rd
Eckington
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S21 4EP

NGR:
SK 43187 79782
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
On the south side of the church, at the base of the tower.
Type
Overall type: Bench.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible..


Description:

A wooden bench with a brass plaque on the backrest bearing the inscription incised in upright capital block lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Bench Wood 920 1490 610 Fair
Plaque Brass 80 150 2 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
HARRY SMITH
PRESENTED BY
2/5th W. YR. REG.
1939 - 1945
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action Not stated
Number died 0 * 0 *
Number served and returned 1 * 1 *
Total names 1 1
* It is presumed that Harry Smith served in WW2, returned, and died later.
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From WW2: Eckington Parish Council, Chesterfield Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Eckington Parish Council, North East Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
1970: The Eckington and Renishaw Park Conservation Area was adopted The churchyard lies within it.

8th November 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
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