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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
65622
Current location

The new graveyard is on the east side of Church La
opposite the church. The grave is towards the northern end 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 granite headstone on a family grave. The headstone has a flat top with rounded corners and an inlaid inscription in upright capital block lettering. The headstone surmounts a base comprising three blocks of roughly dressed granite with a flower holder at the centre.
Inscription
IN/ LOVING MEMORY OF/ MY DEAR HUSBAND/ FRANCIS JOHN STRATFORD,/ DIED 6TH. AUG. 1970./ AGED 76 YEARS./ AND OF OUR DEAR SON RAYMOND,/ KILLED IN FRANCE 10TH. MAY 1947./ AGED 22 YEARS./ BURIED IN THE MILITARY CEMETERY/ AT MARSEILLES./ AND OF ETHEL MAY/ WIFE OF FRANCIS AND MOTHER OF/ RAYMOND./ DIED 10TH. NOV. 1983./ AGED 87 YEARS./ REUNITED.
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,place of burial,manner of death,age of death,relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gravestone
    Measurements: depth 110mm, height 930mm, width 640mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 320mm, height 210mm, width 775mm
    Materials: Granite, Metal
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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