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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Erewash
Town
Ilkeston
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Advent Hunstone (Wood Carver)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25 April 1920
    Attended by: Archdeacon of Derby
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14246
Current location

Erewash Museum
High St
Ilkeston
Erewash
Derbyshire
DE7 5 JA
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 466 418
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • In storage.
    Christ Church
    Vicarage St
    Cotmanhay
    Ilkeston
    Erewash
    Derbyshire
    DE7 8QL
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SK 459 437
    Denomination: Church of England
  • In the Baptistry
    Christ Church (Demolished)
    Vicarage St At Junction With Church St
    Cotmanhay
    Ilkeston
    Erewash
    Derbyshire
    DE7 8QL
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SK 459 438
    Denomination: Church of England
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Description
A pair of upright oblong brass plaques originally mounted on oak panelling. The plaques have a wide twin-line border with alternating geometric patterns between and an inscription in upright capital block lettering coloured black. The oak panelling, now lost, was in two bays at right angles, each three panels wide and two high, with a finely carved frieze at the head, delicate tracery at the head of each panel, and a pair of small carved soldiers or other figures flanking each plaque.
Inscription
Left plaque: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES DURING THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918./ (Names)/ "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A/ MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS." Right plaque: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES DURING THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918./ (Names)/ "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A/ MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS."
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Annesley 6th Earl, Francis
Baker, Enoch
Baker, William
Barnett, James
Beardsley, Joseph
Bennett, Stanely
Bostock, William
Briggs, Horace
Brown, Arthur Villiers
Chantry, John
See details for all 32 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 64
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 64
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 2mm, height 810mm, width 610mm
    Materials: Brass
  • Panelling
    Measurements: depth -, height c2800mm, width c5000mm
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
History
June 2013: After 30 years in storage agreement was reached between the church and Erewash Museum for the museum to take care of the surviving components. Mid 1980s: Removed from condemned church, panelling lost and plaques taken into storage.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Current custodian is Erewash Museum.
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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