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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Erewash
Town
Morley
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
58733
Current location

On the north wall.
Sacheverell-Bateman Mausoleum
St Matthews Churchyard
Church La
Morley
Erewash
Derbyshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 396 409
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A rectangular white marble wall tablet; raised border with foliation in relief; badge of the Rifle Brigade top left; officer's sword in relief at the foot; inscription incised in upright capital roman lettering coloured black.
Inscription
IN PROUD AND LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF/ RONALD GREENFIELD/ LIEUT FIRST BATTALION OF THE RIFLE/ BRIGADE WHO WAS KILLED WHILE LEADING/ HIS COMPANY INTO ACTION AT LESBOEUFS/ ON THE SOMME ON OCTOBER 23RD. 1916/ AGED 19 YEARS HE WAS BORN AT WYASTON/ GROVE ASHBOURNE DERBYSHIRE AND WAS EDUCATED/ AT ETON AND SANDHURST ONLY AND BELOVED SON/ OF RICHARD AND EDITH GREENFIELD ONLY BROTHER/ OF NANCY GREENFIELD AND ONLY NEPHEW OF/ ANNA LISTER-KAYE (LADY OF THE MANOR) OF MORLEY/ IN THIS COUNTY/ A LITTLE WHILE AND YE SHALL NOT SEE ME - BUT I SHALL/ SEE YOU AGAIN AND YOUR HEARTS SHALL REJOICE ST JOHN CHXVI/ PRO PATRIA
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    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,place of birth,manner of death,age of death,relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 50mm, height 560mm, width 740mm
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
  • MAUSOLEUM WEST OF SAINT MATTHEWS CHURCH
  • 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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