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Memorial details

Memorial type
Roll of honour or book of remembrance
District
Chesterfield
Town
Staveley
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14173

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Current location

In the old school
Netherthorpe School
Ralph Road
Staveley
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S43 3PU
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 44165 74786
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A hardback book of remembrance in a case and accompanied by a plaque. The oblong book has a green buckram cover with a thin, gold tooled border and a gold tooled hollow cross at the centre. The opening page bears the badge of the school and a delicate border of foliage in pastel greens over the epitaph "Went the day well?" composed by John Maxwell Edmonds and written in black calligraphy with a rubricated initial. The next page bears a moving tribute in black calligraphy with an illuminated initial in red and blue. The third page bears the title, and each subsequent page bears one name, all in a similar style to the first page. The name pages each bear the name at the centre, the years of school attendance at the top and the service or unit at the foot. The book is displayed in oaken case with a glazed hinged lid and a small plaque is attached to the bookcase immediately below it.
Inscription
"Went the day well? we died and never knew: But well or ill, England, we died for you." This book, a tribute from students past and present of Staveley-Netherthorpe Grammar School, is dedicated to the memory of those of a second generation of their number whose lives were scarificed while serving with the British Forces from 1939 to 1945. To us, their contemporaries, they are still living in our memories with all their qualities and characteristics. To the future generation, who may have helped civilization to scorn the barbarity of war, they will be names only, but we of the present ask them to feel with us sorrow for their sacrifice and a gentle pride in belonging to the same community which nurtured them. [names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 24
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 24
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, service, dates at the school
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Case
    Measurements: depth 430mm, height 240mm, width 835mm
    Materials: Wood - Oak, Glass
  • Book
    Measurements: depth 30mm, height 220mm, width 330mm
    Materials: Card, Paper
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 2mm, height 40mm, width 100mm
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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