Memorial details

Memorial type
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
  • Unveiled
    Date: 19 December 1920
    Attended by: Lt Col L G Gisborne CMG DSO
Not lost
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Current location

On the left after going through the lych gate.
St Edmunds Churchyard
St Edmunds Close
DE22 2DU

OS Grid Ref: SK 34777 39717
Denomination: Church of England

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A mainly rough-hewn Aberdeen granite monument comprising a wheel formy cross, a tapered shaft and a battered base. The cross is dressed and has a central boss and intertwined strapwork on the 6 o'clock face. The shaft has two dressed recessed panels at the foot: the upper one contains an incised inscription in upright capital block lettering coloured black, the lower one contains the dates in upright capital block lettering in relief. The base has two stepped dressed panels on the 6 o'clock face containing the WW1 names in inlaid capital block lettering. An oblong recumbent tablet is affixed to the foot of the base and contains the WW2 names, also in inlaid capital block lettering.
Cross shaft: THE/ GLORIOUS/ DEAD/ 1914/ 1919 Base: (Names) Tablet: 1939 - 1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
Names on memorial
Bancroft, Thomas F
Barlow, Arthur H
Benford, Joseph
Bull, Arthur A
Clifford, John W
Hulland, Frederich
Kidger, Albert E
Murfin, Ernest A
North, William I L
Plant, Ernest R
See details for all 16 names
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 200mm, height 1600mm, width 600mm
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 750mm, height 870mm, width 1080mm
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 80mm, height 480mm, width 710mm
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • Allestree War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • 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
2004: Refurbishment proposed 11 September 1991: The memorial lies within the Allestree Conservation Area designated on that date.
Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
  • Derby Daily Telegraph 3/ 24 November 1920 Report mentions maker and unveiling proposals.
  • for confirmation of WW2 names,
  • St Edmund’s Church, Allestree
  • Derby Daily Telegraph 2/ 20 December 1920 Extensive report of unveiling including name list.
  • Derby Daily Telegraph 3/ 16 December 1920 Announcement of forthcoming unveiling.

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