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Memorial details

Memorial type
Addition to gravestone
District
Erewash
Town
West Hallam
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
S Drake & Co (Mason)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
64826
Current location

North of the church and very close to it.
St Wilfrids Churchyard
The Village
West Hallam
Erewash
Derbyshire
DE7 6GR
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 43230 41137
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
An addition to a slate headstone on a family grave. The headstone has a pointed arch top, a broad border formed from ivy leaves between narrow lines, a spray of ivy leaves at the head and an incised inscription in upright capital roman lettering. The headstone is accompanied by plain oblong sandstone kerbs.
Inscription
Headstone: IN/ AFFECTIONATE/ REMEMBRANCE OF/ HERBERT TOPLIS,/ BELOVED HUSBAND OF/ LAVINIA TOPLIS,/ WHO DIED SEPT. 24TH. 1915,/ AGED 78 YEARS./ "HIS END WAS PEACE."/ ALSO THE ABOVE/ LAVINIA TOPLIS,/ WHO DIED JANY. 16TH. 1923,/ AGED 86 YEARS./ ALSO/ ENOCH EDWARD TOPLIS,/ KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE/ WITH THE R.F.A. SEPT. 27TH. 1916,/ AGED 21 YEARS./ ALSO GEORGE FLINT,/ KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE/ WITH THE A.I.F. APRIL 9TH. 1917,/ AGED 22 YEARS./ GRANDSONS OF THE ABOVE/ AT REST. Foot of headstone: S. DRAKE,/ 109 DERBY RD.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gravestone
    Measurements: depth 40mm, height 1560mm, width 765mm
    Materials: Slate
  • Kerb stone
    Measurements: depth 1900mm, height 265mm, width 740mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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