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Memorial details

Memorial type
Addition to gravestone
District
Derbyshire Dales
Town
Great Longstone
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57269
Current location

The new graveyard is on the east side of Church La
opposite the church. Grave number NEW389 is slightly north of the centre of the new graveyard.
St Giles New Graveyard
Church La
Great Longstone
Derbyshire Dales
Derbyshire
DE45 1TB
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 200 719
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
An addition to a grey granite headstone on a family grave. The heart-shaped headstone has an incised spray of poppies and foxgloves with a butterfly at right. The inscription is incised in mixed case upright roman lettering coloured white. The headstone surmounts an oblong grey granite base with rough-hewn sides.
Inscription
FORBES/ RONALD JAMES/ Died 23 October 1988/ Aged 64 Years./and/ RAF Pilot VICTOR/ LOMAX MALLEY/ Died in South Africa/ 10 September 1943/ Aged 21 Years./ PER ARDUA AD ASTRA./ ALWAYS.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,place of death,forename,age of death,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gravestone
    Measurements: depth 75mm, height 700mm, width 560mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 330mm, height 150mm, width 630mm
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
History
17 April 1951: The memorial lies within the Peak District National Park designated on that date.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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