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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
North East Derbyshire
Town
Dronfield
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
George Platts (Mason)
Joseph Syddall (Artist)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 29th October 1922
    Attended by: BRIGADIER GENERAL H L ALEXANDER CB CMG DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 29th October 1922
    Attended by: REV G J JOHNSON
  • Dedicated
    Date: 29th October 1922
    Attended by: REV W T GROOCOCK BA
  • Dedicated
    Date: 29th October 1922
    Attended by: REV W J PALMER
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1316
Current location

In the Public Library garden
Public Library
High St
Dronfield
North East Derbyshire
Derbyshire
S18 1PY
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 35082 78461
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • White Swan PH
    Chesterfield Rd
    Dronfield
    North East Derbyshire
    Derbyshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Plain figure of a soldier at ease with right leg resting on a tree stump and hands resting on the muzzle of a bronze rifle. Standing on square plinth and octagonal three stepped base.
Inscription
THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1918/ THE GLORIOUS/ DEAD/ IN HONOURED/ MEMORY OF THE/ MEN OF THIS/ TOWN WHO MADE/ THE SUPREME/ SACRIFICE/ THEIR NAMES SHALL/ ENDURE FOR EVER/ (NAMES)/ THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD AS WE THAT ARE LEFT/ GROW OLD AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM NOR THE/ YEARS CONDEMN. AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE/ SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE SHALL REMEMBER/ THEM/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allen, Charles
Allen, Stanley
Baggaley, John A
Barker, Clarance
Bennett, Albert F
Biggin, James L
Bingham, Bertram
Blackenbury, Henry
Booker, Fredrick M
Bridges, Frank
See details for all 73 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 73
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 73
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 24
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 24
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Staindrop
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 5400MM
    Materials: Marble - Sicilian
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
DRONFIELD TOWN COUNCIL
Reference
  • Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald 4 Nov. 1922
  • Illustrated London News 4 Nov. 1922 p.704
  • Sheffield Daily Telegraph 30 Oct. 1922

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