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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Derby
Town
Derby
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19060
Current location

Derby Museum and Art Gallery
The Strand
Derby
Derby
Derbyshire
DE1 1BS
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 350 362
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • St Alkmunds Church (Demolished)
    Queen St
    Derby
    Derby
    Derbyshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SK 351 366
    Denomination: Church of England
Description
Brass plaque
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY / OF / NURSING SISTER / EMILY STANLEY OWEN / (ARMY NURSING SERVICE RESERVE) / THE YOUNGER DAUGHTER OF / THE VICAR OF THIS PARISH. / BORN MAY 15 1875. / DIED JANY. 25 1901 / HAVING RECEIVED HER THREE YEARS TRAINING AT / THE DERBYSHIRE ROYAL INFIRMARY SHE VOLUNTEERED / FOR SERVICE IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR. / SHE LEFT / ENGLAND ON AUG. 18 1900 AND BECAME ATTACHED TO / THE HOSPITAL SERVICE AT / GERMISTON TRANSVAAL / WHERE IN THE MIDST OF HER HAPPY WORK SHE WAS ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED. / THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED BY THE PARISHIONERS / AND CONGREGATION OF / S. ALKMUND'S IN ADMIRATION OF HER DEVOTION TO THE CAUSE / OF OUR SICK AND WOUNDED SOLDIERS / 'I WAS SICK AND YE VISTED ME / S. MATT. XXV 36'
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,relationships,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Reference
  • The Nursing Record and Hospital World 153/ 23 Feb 1901
  • Journal of the Derbyshire Family History Society 9/ September 2008
  • Accession number 1998-158

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