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St James's Church

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial roll of honour in St James's Church, Swarkestone, Derbyshire.
Images
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Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St James's Church
Church La
Swarkestone
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE73 7GT

NGR:
SK 37198 28595 ±5m OR
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The church is on the east side of the road; the roll of honour is in the nave, at the west end of the north arcade.
Type
Overall type: Roll of honour.


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

Description:

A framed and glazed roll of honour. The roll is executed in coloured calligraphy and has a badge drawn at the head. The dedication is in black upright capital lettering with some coloured initials and the village name in blue. Below that are crossed sprigs of laurel drawn in greens and browns and then follows the names in two columns. Each name is in in black sentence case lettering with rubricated initials, followed by the unit in blue lettering. The first name on the list is marked with a gold cross to indicate that he died; the remaining names are in no obvious order. The footnote is in blue capital lettering. The frame is of dark stained oak.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Roll of honour Paper c470 c345 - Fair
Frame Oak, glass 540 415 25 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN PER-
PETUAL HONOUR OF THE MEN
OF SWARKESTONE WHO SERVED
WITH HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES
DURING THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1918
+ Rex Sidney BurtonR.A.F. Alfred H. Copeland.R.G.A.
 Edward EleyR.F.A. Bernard M. Copeland.R.G.A.
 John Edward Foster.Sher.For. Ernest A. Copeland.R.G.A.
 Arthur Foster.Sher.For. Meynell O. Burton.R.A.F.
 John Heath.Derbys. Yeo. William T. Ordish.Sher.For.
 Harry Heath.R.E. Thomas Parks.R.A.S.C.
 Herbert Roberts.Derbys. Yeo. Frederick C Stevens.R.F.A.
 Thomas Roberts.Derbys. Yeo. William Copeland.R.G.A.
 Alfred Wilkins.R.F.A. John Bentley.Sher.For.
 George Wilkins.Derbys. Yeo. Jarvis Frank Heath.R.E.
"LEST WE FORGET"

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died  1  1
Number served and returned 19 19
Total names 20 20
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Swarkestone Parish Council; Shardlow Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1959: Swarkestone Parish Council; South East Derbyshire Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Swarkestone Parish Council; South Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
10th November, 1967: The church was listed Grade II*, Heritage List for England number 1088344.

23rd November, 1977: The Swarkestone Conservation Area was designated. The church lies within its area.

11th February 2018: The memorial was surveyed by Richard Roberts. It was in good condition and well cared for although the roll appears to have some slight foxing.
References
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