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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Erewash
Town
Breaston
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57485
Current location

In a niche.
St Michaels Church
Main St
Breaston
Erewash
Derbyshire
DE72 3DX
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 46008 33508
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A nowy-headed oak board with elaborate gilded borders carved with branches and ribbons and the gilded heads and wings of angels each side of the centre. The centre is recessed and contains a crucifix with a gilded halo. Two cast bronze plaques, one on each side of the centre, have the names in raised upright capital lettering.
Inscription
At the foot of the board: AD 1914 - 1919/ AS DYING AND BEHOLD WE LIVE Left tablet: (Names) Right tablet: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 37
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 37
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, decorations
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: depth 400 mm, height 1335 mm, width 1640 mm
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Tablets
    Measurements: height 580 mm, width 215 mm
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Church of St Michael
  • Grade I
  • 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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