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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
65664

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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 a white marble headstone on a family grave. The headstone is in the style of an open book and is accompanied by white marble kerbs. The inlaid inscriptions are in upright capital block lettering borne on the pages of the book and on the chamfered outer faces of the kerbs.
Inscription
Headstone: IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF/ EDWARD/ THE BELOVED YOUNGEST SON OF/ ARTHUR & SARAH ANN PALMER,/ WHOM GOD CALLED HOME/ MARCH 14. 1936,/ AGED 19 YEARS./ Also of THOMAS HENRY,/ THE BELOVED ELDEST SON OF/ ARTHUR & SARAH ANN PALMER,/ WHO WAS REPORTED WOUNDED AND MISSING IN THE GREAT WAR/ SEPTEMBER 20. 1917,/ AGED 19 YEARS./ NOT NOW, BUT IN THE COMING YEARS/ IT MAY BE IN THE BETTER LAND/ WE'LL READ THE MEANING OF OUR TEARS/ AND THEN PERHAPS WE'LL UNDERSTAND. North kerb: ALSO OUR BELOVED SON ARTHUR, AT REST JAN. 10. 1945, AGED 39 YEARS. "HIS DUTY DONE" East kerb: TO THE MEMORY OF OUR COMRADE EDWARD PALMER,/ BY OFFICIALS PLAYERS AND FRIENDS OF/ BURTON AND DISTRICT FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION.
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,year died,forename,manner of death,age of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gravestone
    Measurements: depth 100mm, height 600mm, width 915mm
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Kerb stone
    Measurements: depth 1870mm, height 250mm, width 920mm
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
History
The memorial lies within the Repton Conservation Area.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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