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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Derby
Town
Pear Tree
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19072
Current location

At junction with Richmond Rd.
St Thomas Church
Pear Tree Rd
Pear Tree
Derby
Derbyshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 353 343
Denomination: Unknown

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Description
Plain latin sandstone cross on an octagonal tapered column; sandstone pedestal of cruciform plan, the four bays with gabled caps and the sides bearing seven rectangular marble tablets (with a space for one lost) and one limestone tablet; cruciform sandstone plinth; rectangular base. Inscription inlaid in upright capital block lettering.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: TO THE/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND/ IN MEMORY/ OF/ THE MEN FROM THIS/ CHURCH AND PARISH,/ WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918./ "DYING, AND BEHOLD WE LIVE." Additional tablets: (Names)
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Allabarton, F
Allen, F
Appleyard, C W
Auger, C B
Barlow, W H
Bassano, E
Bates, T A
Beaumont, L
Beavis, A E
Beavis, W H
See details for all 186 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 166
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 166
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth c 100mm, height c 1000mm, width c 400mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Column
    Measurements: depth 300mm, height c 3000mm, width 300mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 1380mm, height 1300mm, width 1380mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 1630mm, height 150mm, width 1630mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 2270mm, height 180mm, width 2270mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Tablets
    Measurements: depth 20mm, height 700mm, width 380mm
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 25mm, height 670mm, width 340mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
Listing information
  • War Memorial, Church of St Thomas the Apostle
  • 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
Condition
History
February 2009: One marble tablet missing; the limestone tablet eroded and cracked and one name difficult to read.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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