St Werburghs Church - WW1 Figure
St Werburghs Church,Cheapside Near Junction With Friar Gate,Derby,Derby,Derbyshire,DE1 1BR,England
OS Grid Ref.: SK 349 363
Denomination: Church of England
A wall mounted cast bronze figure of Christ with his arms outstretched surmounting a plaque. The bow fronted plaque has a relief at the head with six wings surrounding a cherub's face and a Latin cross at the centre with names in raised upright lettering in two columns.
REMEMBER 1914-1918/ (Names)/ BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS
Subject / Period
First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 47
Served and returned: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname
Measurements: depth c300mm , height c670mm , width c350mm
Measurements: depth c150mm , height c820mm , width c480mm
Date: 18 February 1923
Attended by: Maj Gen Sir Arthur Reginald Hoskins KCB CMG DSO
The church lies in the Friar Gate Conservation Area. c1980: Moved to the 1699 part of the church when the nave was secularised. 20 June 1952: The church was listed Grade II*, Heritage List for England reference 1287685. 1921: Originally mounted on the first pillar of the nave, to the right of the main door.
Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Trust fund / scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A
The Churches Conservation Trust.
Much of the 1699 church was historically damaged by flooding and subsequently rebuilt. The remaining parts, which contain the memorials, are still consecrated and managed by the Churches Conservation Trust whilst the later parts have subsequently been secularised.
Derby Daily Telegraph 3/ 2 February 1923 Description of memorial.
Derby Daily Telegraph 2/ 12 February 1923 Report of imminent unveiling with description of memorial.
Derby Daily Telegraph 4/ 19 February 1923 Report of unveiling with biographical name list.
This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Archive for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this will be included in the record during 2015.
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