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Capt C E Buckley - Plaque


Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial plaque in St Peter's Church, Hartshorne, commemorating the non-combat death of Capt Charles Buckley.
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Last known location:
St Peter's Church
Church St
Nearest postcode:
DE11 7ER

SK 32730 20834
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
On the south wall of the nave.
Overall type: Plaque.

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


A wall-mounted brass plaque with pointed arch top and recessed sides. The multi-coloured decoration includes a depiction of a column to each side, with spiral bands of foliage, supporting an arch with a border of further sprays of foliage. At the head is a Christograph with an elaborate hollow cross below and at the foot is a representation of a moulded frieze with further foliage. The inscription is in sentence case gothic lettering with embellished capitals.


Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque Brass 890 435 5 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
This brass is placed here by
the near relations and friends
of Charles Edward Buckley,
Captain in the (P.C.O.) Rifle Brigade:
(son of the Revd. Henry W. Buckley,
Rector of this parish, and Charlotte
Margaret his wife, died Nov. 17. 1868.
aged 31 years) in loving memory of his
kind heart and from sincere respect for
his high principles and courage in
spiritual as in temporal matters.
By this shall all men know that
ye are my disciples if ye have love
one to another. St. John
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Non-combat death. Totals
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Hartshorne Parish Council; Hartshorne and Seals Rural District Council. Derbyshire County Council.
From WW2: Hartshorne Parish Council; Repton Rural District Council. Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Hartshorne Parish Council; South Derbyshire District Council. Derbyshire County Council.
19th January, 1967: The church was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1334593.

10th September, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Anne Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for.
The P.C.O. Rifle Brigade was an experimental unit fully named the Prince Consort's Own Rifle Brigade and eventually became the Rifle Corps.

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