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Memorial details

Memorial type
Addition to gravestone
District
South Derbyshire
Town
Repton
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
65663

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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
An addition to white marble kerbstones on a family grave. The grave bears a headstone with a flat top and a small latin cross in relief at the head and is accompanied by white marble kerbs. The inlaid inscriptions are in upright capital block lettering borne on the face of the headstone and on the chamfered inner faces of the kerbs.
Inscription
Headstone: In Loving Memory of/ JOHN,/ THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF/ CAROLINE FORREST,/ WHO PASSED AWAY OCT. 26. 1934, AGED 64 YEARS./ "THY WILL BE DONE." North kerb: (IN LOVING ME)MORY OF ADA, WIFE OF CHARLES & MOTHER OF ANGUS FORREST WHO DIED SEPT. 8. 1924, AGED 28 YEARS East kerb: ALSO OF OUR DEAR BROTHER South kerb: SIGNR. ANGUS J. FORREST. 8TH. NORTH STAFFS. REGT. KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE, OCT. 21. 1916, AGED 19 YEAR(S.) (Parts of inscription obscured by moss.)
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
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gravestone
    Measurements: depth 75mm, height 570mm, width 920mm
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Kerb stone
    Measurements: depth 1860mm, height 230mm, width 920mm
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
History
28 February 2014: Parts of the inscription were becoming obscured by moss. The memorial lies within the Repton Conservation Area.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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