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Memorial details

Memorial type
Addition to gravestone
District
Derbyshire Dales
Town
Great Longstone
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
65620
Current location

The new graveyard is on the east side of Church La
opposite the church. The grave is on the eastern side of the new graveyard
close to the boundary wall.
St Giles New Graveyard
Church La
Great Longstone
Derbyshire Dales
Derbyshire
DE45 1TB
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 201 719
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
An addition to sandstone kerbstones on a family grave. The plain oblong kerbstones have the inscriptions incised on the upper surface in upright capital block lettering. The kerbstones are accompanied by a crucifix comprising a sandstone cross and a bronze figure.
Inscription
West kerb: IN DEAR MEMORY OF/ WILLIAM LONGSDON SHAW/ OF THE OUTRAKE/ FELL ASLEEP JANY. 10TH. 1936, AGED 74 YEARS. South kerb: AND OF HIS WIFE MARTHA FLETCHER SHAW/ OF THE THIRD ORDER OF ST. FRANCIS/ DIED APRIL 26TH. 1940, AGED 70 YEARS. East kerb: AND OF HIS SON WILLIAM BERNARD SHAW/ LIEUT. ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT/ KILLED IN BATTLE VIMY RIDGE/ APRIL 12TH. 1917, AGED 22 YEARS.
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,manner of death,age of death,relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Kerb stone
    Measurements: depth 2150mm, height 170mm, width 915mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Crucifix
    Measurements: depth 1790mm, height c160mm, width 560mm
    Materials: Bronze, Stone - Sandstone
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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