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Memorial details

Memorial type
Addition to gravestone
District
South Derbyshire
Town
Willington
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
55877
Current location

St Michaels Churchyard
Repton Rd
Willington
South Derbyshire
Derbyshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 294 283
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A grey stone family gravestone with pointed arch and a carved christograph at the head, and with incised mixed case lettering.
Inscription
In Loving Memory of/ Mary Ann,/ BELOVED WIFE OF THE/ REVD. THOMAS G. STRONG,/ VIVAR OF THIS PARISH/ WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS/ JANUARY 18TH. 1891./ AGED 48 YEARS./ DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY./ 1 COR. XV. 54/ Also of George Leonard, Aged 23./ THE MUCH LOVED AND ELDER SON OF/ THE ABOVE, WHO DIED APRIL 16TH. 1900 AT/ NAAUWPOORT, SOUTH AFRICA, WHILE SERVING/ AS A VOLUNTEER IN KITCHENER'S HORSE./ WE SORROW NOT, EVEN AS OTHERS WHICH/ HAVE NO HOPE. 1 THESS. IV. 13./ ALSO OF THOMAS GEORGE STRONG, PRIEST,/ 18 YEARS VICAR OF WILLINGTON./ DIED JAN 4TH. 1924./ AGED (...)
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,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,age of death,relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gravestone
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
March 2006: Although intact, the lowest part of the inscription was becoming obscured by moss.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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