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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
South Derbyshire
Town
Repton
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
65659

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Current location

In the churchyard extension northwest of the church.
St Wystans Churchyard
Willington Rd (b5008)
Repton
South Derbyshire
Derbyshire
DE65 6FH
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 302 272
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A white marble cross on a family grave. The reclining plain latin cross bears the inlaid inscription in upright capital block lettering and surmounts a two step oblong base. The grave also has white marble kerbs with further inscriptions on the internal chamfered faces.
Inscription
Cross: In/ LOVING MEMORY/ OF/ GEORGE EATON,/ KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE. MAY 21. 1918./ ALSO JOHN,/ DIED JUNE 28. 1918. PRISONER IN GERMANY./ ALSO ALBERT,/ KILLED IN ACTION IN BELGIUM, SEPT. 27. 1917./ ALSO HAROLD,/ KILLED IN ACTION/ IN FRANCE./ MAY 3. 1917./ SONS OF FRED,/ AND/ ELIZABETH EATON. East kerb: ALSO OF North kerb: FREDERICK EATON,WHO DIED FEB. 16TH. 1929, IN HIS 70TH. YEAR. "AT REST." South kerb: (ELIZABETH, HIS WIFE,) WHO FELL ASLEEP APRIL 2ND. (1939, AGED 70 YEARS.) (Some lettering missing from south kerb. West kerb overturned and any inscription there inaccessible.)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,place of death,forename,manner of death,relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 75mm, height 900mm, width 465mm
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 205mm, height 150mm, width 370mm
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Kerb stone
    Measurements: depth 1990mm, height 160mm, width 915mm
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
History
28 February 2014: The south and west kerbs had been overturned. Some lettering had been lost from the south kerb and any inscriptions on the west kerb were inaccessible. The memorial lies within the Repton Conservation Area.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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