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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Derby
Town
Derby
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Sir Reginald Blomfield RA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 November 1921
    Attended by: Lt Col G A Lewis CMG TD
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11 November 1921
    Attended by: Bishop of Derby
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14198
Current location

On the north side of the forecourt.Access available during normal working hours.
St Helens House
King St
Derby
Derby
Derbyshire
DE1 3EE
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 35020 36790
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Formerly Derby Grammar School
    Moorway Community School
    Moorway Lane
    Littleover
    Derby
    Derbyshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SK 327 331
    Denomination: Undefined
  • In the centre of the forecourt.
    St Helens House
    King St
    Derby
    Derby
    Derbyshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SK 350 367
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
A white Portland limestone obelisk comprising a three-stepped octagonal base, a canted plinth and a square pedestal surmounted by the obelisk which is supported on four balls. The WW1 commemoration is incised in a raised panel on the 6 o'clock face of the pedestal and the names are incised on three green slate tablets on the other three faces of the pedestal. The WW2 commemoration is incised on the 6 o'clock face of the obelisk and the names are incised on three green slate tablets on the other three faces of the obelisk. A cast bronze victors' laurel wreath is attached to the 6 o'clock face of the obelisk. Inscriptions are in upright capital roman lettering, those on the tablets coloured white.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of pedestal: TO THE/ MEMORY OF/ MEMBERS/ OF THIS/ SCHOOL/ WHO FELL IN/ THE GREAT/ WAR/ 1914-1918/ DERBY/ 19-SCHOOL-21 9 o'clock face of pedestal: (Names) 12 o'clock face of pedestal: (Names) 3 o'clock face of pedestal: (Names) 6 o'clock face of obelisk: THIS FURTHER INSCRIPTION/ COMMEMORATES THOSE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/ THE SECOND GREAT WAR/ 1939-1945 9 o'clock face of obelisk: (Names) 12 o'clock face of obelisk: (Names) 3 o'clock face of obelisk: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ayre, C S
Badcock, B M
Bassano, E A
Beare, R V
Bemrose, R H
Bennett, L V
Bentley, A F
Bernard, H C
Boam, P
Brown, G W
See details for all 68 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 69
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 69
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 48
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 48
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL ADJACENT TO ST HELEN'S HOUSE
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
2013: site has been re-occupied by an Accounting firm. October 2012: Building under renovation and area surrounding memorial landscaped. Leasing agreement made for building to be used as commercial offices by local company. April 2012: A high brick wall was built around the perimeter of the courtyard. The memorial is no longer accessible or visible from the public road. c2005: The adjacent Grade I Listed St Helen's House had become dangerous, was closed, fenced off, and proposed for refurbishment. 19 April 2001: Memorial listed Grade II, Heritage List for England reference 1246236. c1990s: Adjacent building registered on Derby City Council's List of Buildings of Local Interest. 1993: The memorial was relocated to a site close to its original position at St Helen's House. 1988: Name of school changed to Moorway Community School. Relocation of memorial under consideration. 1974: The school was changed from a grammar school to comprehensive school. 1966: Derby School moved to new building at Littleover, with the memorial being moved to the new site. 20 June 1952: Adjacent building listed as Grade I with English Heritage reference of 402860.
Costs

Memorial: c£650 in 1921

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private,public
Responsibility
The Old Derbeian Society
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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