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Memorial details

Memorial type
Gate
District
Derbyshire Dales
Town
Great Longstone
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
W J Eyre (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 20 March 1918
    Attended by: Rev C G Lynn Fryer
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14487
Current location

On the east side of the road at the entrance to the new graveyard.
St Giles New Graveyard
Church La
Great Longstone
Derbyshire Dales
Derbyshire
DE45 1TB
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 200 718
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
An oak lych gate with a tiled roof and with wooden name boards and a crucifix. The lych gate is constructed of heavy oak timbers and has open framed gates at the centre. The upper part of the north side is panelled and bears a carved wooden crucifix with inscriptions on the front and sides. The crucifix is flanked by two oak boards bearing further names. Two further oak boards are attached to the corner struts on the west elevation and these bear a further inscription. Another inscription is placed on the inner face of the east roof beam. The incised and gilded inscriptions are in mixed case upright roman lettering. The board on the right strut also bears an incised depiction of the badge of the Royal Sussex Regiment.
Inscription
Face of crucifix: (Names) Left side of crucifix: O LAMB OF GOD THAT TAKEST AWAY Right side of crucifix THE SINS OF THE WORLD, GRANT US THY PEACE Left board: (Names) Right board: (Names) Board on left strut: To the dear and honoured memory of/ WILLIAM BERNARD SHAW/ Lieutenant Royal Sussex Regt. Board on right strut: Fell at Vimy Ridge/ April 12th., 1917 Roof beam: AND OF ALL WHO HAVE LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR FRIENDS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Blackwell, George
Dickson, Hubert Bradshaw
Elliott, Herbert
Furniss, George William
Hewitt, James
Jeffcoat, Stanley Ferns
Morton, Arthur
Morton, Fred
Pullen, Frank
Robinson, Harold
See details for all 16 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 13
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 13
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,forename,age of death
    Order of information: year died
Components
  • Gates
    Measurements: depth 1950mm, height 3280mm, width 3570mm
    Materials: Ceramic, Wood - Oak
  • Crucifix
    Measurements: depth 190mm, height 950mm, width 560mm
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Board
    Measurements: depth 15mm, height 230mm, width 120mm
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
History
19 February 2014: Some of the gilding had faded. 17 April 1951: The memorial lies within the Peak District National Park designated on that date.
Costs

Comments: The principal sponsors were Mr and Mrs Shaw.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Aspects of Dales Life through Peace and War by Keith Taylor 254-6 Published:Country Books 2007 Bakewell Description and photograph.

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