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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
Derby
Town
Derby
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Mr Arthur G Walker RA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 18 February 1923
    Attended by: Maj Gen Sir Arthur Reginald Hoskins KCB CMG DSO
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19014
Current location
  • On the West wall of the remains of the 1699 church.
    St Werburghs Church
    Cheapside Near Junction With Friar Gate
    Derby
    Derby
    Derbyshire
    DE1 1BR
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SK 349 363
    Denomination: Church of England
Description
A wall mounted cast bronze figure of Christ with his arms outstretched surmounting a plaque. The bow fronted plaque has a relief at the head with six wings surrounding a cherub's face and a Latin cross at the centre with names in raised upright lettering in two columns.
Inscription
REMEMBER 1914-1918/ (Names)/ BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 47
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 47
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: surname
Listing information
Condition
History
The church lies in the Friar Gate Conservation Area. c1980: Moved to the 1699 part of the church when the nave was secularised. 20 June 1952: The church was listed Grade II*, Heritage List for England reference 1287685. 1921: Originally mounted on the first pillar of the nave, to the right of the main door.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
The Churches Conservation Trust.
Reference
  • Derby Daily Telegraph 3/ 2 February 1923 Description of memorial.
  • Derby Daily Telegraph 4/ 19 February 1923 Report of unveiling with biographical name list.
  • Derby Daily Telegraph 2/ 12 February 1923 Report of imminent unveiling with description of memorial.

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