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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Chesterfield
Town
Chesterfield
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
John Cecil Baines
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13th February 1927
    Attended by: General Sandbach CB DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 13th February 1927
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1454
Current location

At the East end of the nave
on the South side of the tower arch.
Chesterfield Parish Church
Rykneld Square Formerly Church Way
Chesterfield
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S40 1XL
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 38520 71173
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
An upright oblong cast bronze plaque with small decorative crosses in the top corners and a 45mm wide raised border of acorns, oak leaves and ribbons. The raised inscription is in upright capital Roman lettering.
Inscription
59TH. (NORTH MIDLAND) DIVISION (T.F.) / TO THE GLORY OF GOD / IN MEMORY OF THE DEAD / AND TO RECORD THE SERVICE/ OF THE DIVISION IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ YPRES, 1917. MENIN ROAD, POLYGON WOOD. / CAMBRAI, 1917. ST. QUENTIN. FIRST BATTLE/ OF BAPAUME, 1918. BAILLEUL. FIRST/ BATTLE OF KEMMEL. ALBERT, 1918/ ROYAL ARTILLERY/ 295 (2/1 N. MID.) BDE. (LINCOLN)/ 296 (2/2 N. MID.) BDE. (STAFFS)/ 297 (2/3 N. MID.) BDE. (STAFFS.) / 298 (2/4 N. MID.) BDE. (DERBY) / V. HEAVY TRENCH MORTAR BAT. / ROYAL ENGINEERS / 467 FIELD COY. (STAFFS.) / 469 FIELD COY. (STAFFS.)/ 470 FIELD COY. (STAFFS.)/ SIGNAL COY. (STAFFS, NOTTS,/ DERBY, LINCOLN & LEICESTER)/ DIV. AMM. COL. (STAFFS. & DERBY) / 176TH (STAFFS.)/ INFANTRY BDE./ 2/5 BN. S. STAFFS. REG./ 2/6 BN. S. STAFFS. REG./ 2/5 BN. N. STAFFS. REG. / 2/6 BN. N. STAFFS REG. / 174 MACHINE GUN COY. / 176 TRENCH MORTAR B./ 177TH (LINCS. &/ LEICESTER)/ INFANTRY BDE./ 2/4 BN. LINCOLN REG./ 2/5 BN. LINCOLN REG. / 2/4 BN. LEICESTER REG./ 2/5 BN. LEICESTER REG./ 177 MACHINE GUN COY. / 177 TRENCH MORTAR B. / 178TH (NOTTS. / & DERBY) / INFANTRY BDE. / 2/5 BN. NOTTS. & DERBY R. / 2 /6 BN. NOTTS. & DERBY R. / 2/7 BN. NOTTS. & DERBY R. / 2/8 BN. NOTTS. & DERBY R. / 175 MACHINE GUN COY. / 178 TRENCH MORTAR B./ 200 MACHINE GUN COMPANY/ A.S.C./ NO. 1 COY. (STAFFS) / NO. 2 COY. (LINCOLN / & LEICESTER) / NO.3 COY (STAFFS.) / NO. 4 COY. (NOTTS. & / DERBY) / R.A.M.C. / 2 /1 N. MID. FIELD AMB. (DERBY) / 2/2 N. MID. FIELD AMB. / (LEICESTER) / 2 /3 N. MID. FIELD AMB. (STAFFS) / SANITARY SECTION / (LEICESTER) / R.A.V.C. / N. MID. VET. SECT. / (LINCOLN) / 250 DIVL. EMLOY. / COMPANY
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
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 35mm, height 1030mm, width 710mm
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST MARY AND ALL SAINTS
  • Grade I
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
24 November 1976: The church lies within the Chesterfield Town Centre Conservation Area designated on that date. 15 July 1971: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List For England reference 1334708.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Tamworth Herald 7/ 22 January 1927 Report
  • Nottingham Evening Post 6/ 15 February 1927 Report

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