Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Derby
Town
Derby
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 8 February 1924
    Attended by: Duke of Devonshire, Lord Lieutenant.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14252

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Current location

To the right of the entrance to the Guildhall Theatre
past Market Hall pedestrian entrance.
Guildhall
Market Place
Derby
Derby
Derbyshire
DE1 3AE
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 35291 36296
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
WW1, a nowy-headed metal plaque with the Sherwood Foresters' badge at the head and the inscription cast in raised upright capital lettering. Small WW2 plaque below it. Nottingham also to have a bronze tablet.
Inscription
Main plaque 45TH FOOT - (Notts & Derby cap badge) - 95TH FOOT / ON CRICH HILL A MONUMENT IS ERECTED / IN MEMORY OF / 11,409 OF ALL RANKS OF / THE SHERWOOD FORESTERS / (NOTTINGHAMSHIRE AND DERBYSHIRE REGIMENT) / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY / IN THE GREAT WAR 1914, - 1919. / WHOSE NAMES / ARE RECORDED WITH GRATITUDE AND LOVE IN A / BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE / DEPOSITED IN THE CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY / IN THIS CITY. / ALSO IN HONOUR OF / ALL THEIR COMRADES WHO GLORIOUSLY SERVED IN / 32 BATTALIONS OF THE SAME REGIMENT / TO THE NUMBER OF / 140,000. Small plaque (below) TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND / IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE / 1520 SHERWOOD FORESTERS WHO / GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR / OF 1939 - 1945 & IN HONOUR OF / THEIR COMRADES WHO SERVED IN / THE 13 UNITS OF THE REGIMENT
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Derby Daily Telegraph - Friday 08 February 1924 THE LAST WAR DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE AND EMPIRE'S DUTY SHERWOOD FORESTERS' MEMORIAL

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