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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Derbyshire Dales
Town
Matlock
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21 October 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries,Alderman E C Barnes
  • Dedicated
    Date: 23 February 1949
    Attended by: Cllr Rev E J Wass
  • Unveiled
    Date: 23 February 1949
    Attended by: Alderman C F White
  • Show More (2)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14365

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Current location

In the main ground floor corridor adjacent to the foyer.
County Hall
Smedley St
Matlock
Derbyshire Dales
Derbyshire
DE4 3AG
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 300 607
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • County Offices
    St Marys Gate
    Derby
    Derby
    Derbyshire
    SK 350 364
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
An oak board in two sections but presented as a single memorial. Upper section, presumably the original WW1 memorial, is of classical design with a pediment, finials and frieze at the head, two square pilasters on each side and a central panel bearing the inscription. Lower section is of slightly darker wood and has three simple panels on an oak plinth. The whole sits on a painted wooden base. The frieze inscription is in upright capital roman lettering carved in relief, those on the panels are in gilded upright capital roman lettering.
Inscription
Frieze: 1914 REMEMBER 1918 Upper panel: PRO DEO/ ET PATRIA/ (Names)/ ERECTED BY STAFF OF THE DERBYSHIRE/ COUNTY COUNCIL IN MEMORY OF THEIR/ COMRADES WHO FELL IN THE WARS OF/ 1914 - 1918 : 1939 - 1945 Lower panel: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alldous, S J
Bradley, J C
Britcliffe, E
Chambers, J F
Dove, W
Fletcher, H A
Foghill, G A
Gamble, J W
Griffiths, F W
Howett, D P
See details for all 22 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: depth 150mm, height 1800mm, width 1520mm
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 210mm, height 100mm, width 1820mm
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 230mm, height 210mm, width 1840mm
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
History
26 October 1972: Building listed Grade II, English Heritage reference 429661
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Derby Evening Telegraph 4/ 24 February 1949 Photograph and report of the unveiling of the WW2 addition.
  • Derby Evening Telegraph 10/ 10 February 2010 Namelist and appeal for information.

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