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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
South Derbyshire
Town
Smisby
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1920
    Attended by: Rev Mr Marriott
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14328
Current location

Roadside
At The Junction Of Main St
Anwell La And Forties La.
Smisby
South Derbyshire
Derbyshire
LE65
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 348 191
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A white marble cross, pedestal and plinth on a concrete base and foundation. The Latin cross has a wreath of flowers around the head and the battered pedestal has the inscription inlaid in upright capital Roman lettering in recessed panels on each face. The whole is surrounded by a wrought iron railing and gate.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: IN MEMORIAM/ (Names) 9 o'clock face: ERECTED/ BY THE PAISHIONERS/ IN MEMORY OF SMISBY MEN/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918./ R.I.P. 12 o'clock face: IN MEMORIAM/ (Names) 3 o'clock face: FOR KING/ AND COUNTRY.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Archer, Ernest
Insley, Thomas
Smart, James
Walker, Henry
See details for all 4 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,forename,age of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 175mm, height 1050mm, width 600mm
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 465mm, height 470mm, width 515mm
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 615mm, height 120mm, width 685mm
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 875mm, height 280mm, width 950mm
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: depth c 2400mm, height c 1200mm, width c 2400mm
    Materials: Wrought Iron
Listing information
Condition
History
The memorial lies within the Smisby Conservation Area.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Smisby Parish Council

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