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St Peter and St Paul's Church


Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial book of remembrance at St Peter and St Paul's Church, Old Brampton, Derbyshire.
Setting Aumbry Cover Introduction Flags Example Click in a thumbnail to see a larger image.
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Last known location:
St Peter and St Paul's Church
Main Rd
Old Brampton
Nearest postcode:
S42 7JG

SK 33610 71929
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The memorial is at the east end of the north wall of the north aisle.
Overall type: Book of remembrance

Overall condition: Fair The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


A hardback book of remembrance displayed in an aumbry.

At the head of the aumbry is a repeated motif of acanthus leaves and in the spandrels of the arch are images of St George and the dragon in relief, below which the dates are carved on a ribbon.  A hinged metal grille covers the niche, behind which the book is displayed. A projecting shelf below may also be used for displaying the book or for tributes.

The oblong book has a brown leather cover with a thin, gold-tooled border with symbols at each corner, a title, text and a chi-rho symbol at the centre. The opening page bears the title and a text in red, gold and black decorative calligraphy. The second page bears a reference, in black calligraphy, to accompanying flags, now lost. Each subsequent page bears one or more names with brief biographical details, all in black calligraphy, but the names of the fallen are in red calligraphy and are preceded by a small gold cross.


Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Aumbry Limestone 1080 625 600 Fair
Grille Metal 530 440 20 Fair
Book Card, leather, paper 275 210 35 Fair
Flags Fabric - - - Lost
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Cover: Title page: Text:
1914 1918

[In this sign thou shalt conquer]
The Men were very good unto us
and we were not hurt
They were a wall unto us both by day
and night
1 Sam. xxv. 15. 16.
Over the Aumbry hang the flags
of the Ashgate V.A.D. Hospital

It is neither practical nor desirable to reproduce the biographies of those listed, but the following is a list of the names:
 Edward Addy
 John Addy
+ William Archer
+ John Adlington
 Richard Bailey
 Thomas Bailey
+ Charles Roper Gorell Barnes
+ Edmund Lyndon Barnes
 Richard Langley Barnes
 Thomas Harold Barnes
 Theodore Arthur Richard Barnes-Gorell
 Frank Black
 Harry Black
 Oliver Black
+ Tom Black
+ Walter Black
 William Black
 George Arthur Blakemore
 James Blakemore
 Wesley Seymour Bishop
 Morley Bishop
 Charles Bradbury
 Frederick Bradbury
+ Ellis Bradbury
 Tom Bradbury
 Walter Bradbury
+ Ernest Bramall
 Arthur Briddon
+ Herbert Burman
 Henry Hickman Butcher
 Charles Butt
 Joseph Bennett
 Joseph Calvert
 Arthur Cocking
 Gilbert Owen Chubb
+ Alfred Collis
 Frederick Harry Collis
 John Keetley Collis
+ William Cooper
 Ernest Alfred Crookes
 James Henry Dixon
 James Edwin Elliott
 Arthur Fisher
 John William Fisher
 Tom Fisher
 Isaac Fisher
 Walter Fisher
 Harry Fisher
 Will Fisher
 Tom Fisher
 Frederick Hugh Fletcher
+ Maurice Fletcher
 George Alfred Froggatt
 Walter Webster Froggatt
 Harry Bernard Gascoigne
+ Walter Herbert Gascoigne
+ Glossop Gill
 Wilfred Green
+ Henry Gorell
 Ernest Gibbins
 Charles Wilson Hall
 Ellis Hall
 Thomas Hall
 James Herbert Hall
 Herbert Hall
+ Frank Hancock
 Harold Hancock
 Frank Hancock
 Harriden Hancock
 Frank Harrington
+ Charles Edward Hill
 Arthur Hollis
 Bertie Hollis
 Geoffrey Holmes
 Hubert Blakey Howson
+ Arthur Jackson
+ Joseph Jackson
+ Luke Jackson
 George Arthur Jackson
 Joseph Kilbourn
 Henry Kirby
 Charles Kirk
 Harold John Kinsman
+ Leonard William Kingwell
 Joseph Lee
 Ambrose Lowe
 George Handley Margereson
 James Middleton
 Henry Vernon Money
 Haydn Needham
 Leslie Reginald Needham
 Owen Needham
 Ben Arthur Nelson
+ Charles Newns
+ Harry Newns
+ Frank Nicholls
 Harry Nicholls
 Doris Nicholls
 Arthur Nunn
 George Nunn
 William Thomas George Nyilassy
 James Plumtree
 Roger Plumtree
 Fred Reddish
 Joseph Richardson
 John Riggott
 John Ruddock
 Percy Seatcherd
 Edwin Sharp
+ George Shaw
 Charles Shawcroft
 Edward Shawcroft
 James Shawcroft
 Joseph Shemwell
 Arthur Shephard
+ Herbert Simpson
 George Richard Smith
 Harry Smith
+ Hugh Goodwin Stroyan
 Archibald Trevor Tipping
 Arnold John Turner
 Frank Reginald Turner
 Roland Turner
 William Holstein Turner
 Frank Turner
 Frederick Turner
 George Turner
+ Gervase Turner
 Willis Turner
 Oliver Turner
+ Thomas Turner
 Wilfred Turner
 Wilfred Turner (Junior)
 Ernest Noel Wilgress Walker
 George Walker
 Willie Walker
 Thomas Wallwin
+ Harry White
 Henry Worne
 Wilfred Worthington
 George Wragg
+ Robert Taylor Wright
 Albert Yeomans
+ Peter David Keith MacGlashan
+ Morven Webster

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Number died  31 2  33
Number served and returned 112 0 112
Total names 143 2 145
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Brampton Parish Council; Brampton and Walton Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From WW2: Brampton Parish Council; Chesterfield Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Brampton Parish Council; North East Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
1940s: The names of two WW2 fallen were added.

31st January, 1967: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List for England number 1117041.

19th October, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Anne Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for.
The King's England series, Derbyshire volume, Hodder and Staughton, London, p208 in the 1947 edition: a brief reference to this memorial.
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