Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Derby
Town
Little Chester Or Chester Green
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
LOCAL CRAFTSMAN (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 9 May 1920
    Attended by: Mayor of Derby
  • Dedicated
    Date: 9 May 1920
    Attended by: Archdeacon of Derby
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14203

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Current location

Paved area between the Church and the roundabout.
St Pauls Church
Seale Street
Little Chester Or Chester Green
Derby
Derbyshire
DE1 3RT
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 35542 37082`
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A grey granite monument comprising a plain wheel cross on a moulded base supported on an obelisk on a two-stepped base. Christograph at the centre of the cross and inscription inlaid on the 6 o'clock face in upright capital block lettering.
Inscription
Obelisk: ROYAL NAVY./ (Names)/ ARMY./ (Names)/ SERGTS./ (Names)/ CORPLS./ (Names)/ L.CORPLS./(Names)/ PRIVATES/ (Names) Top step: (Names) ERECTED BY THE PARISHIONERS/ IN LOVING AND GRATEFUL/ MEMORY, AND HIGH APPRECIATION/ OF THE ABOVE; WHO LAID DOWN/ THEIR LIVES IN THE Second step: GREAT EUROPEAN WAR/ 1914-1920./ ON THAT HAPPY EASTER MORNING/ ALL THE GRAVES THEIR DEAD RESTORE,/ FATHER, MOTHER, CHILD, AND BRETHREN/ MEET ONCE MORE.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allsop, F
Applegate, H E
Ashton, H
Astle, K
Bence, H
Bennett, R W
Bloor, J
Boam, F
Bradshaw, H
Bradshaw, W
See details for all 75 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 75
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 75
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,decorations
    Order of information: rank,surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 120mm, height 800mm, width 400mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: depth 380mm, height 2120mm, width 460mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 735mm, height 660mm, width 815mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
  • Little Chester War Memorial
  • 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
The memorial is Listed Grade II and lies within the Little Chester Conservation Area.
Costs

Memorial: £300 in 1920

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
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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