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Memorial details

Memorial type
Addition to gravestone
District
Amber Valley
Town
Heage
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
66005

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Current location

Towards the southwest corner of the churchyard.
St Lukes Churchyard
Church St (b6013)
Heage
Amber Valley
Derbyshire
DE56 2BG
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 36966 50631
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
An addition to a white marble stone on a family grave. The headstone is in the style of a scroll unfurled over a pedimented tablet with ivy leaves at the side and along the foot. The headstone surmounts an oblong base with rounded edges and is accompanied by plain oblong kerbstones and a small stone vase with rounded edges. The inscription is inlaid, mainly upright capital block lettering, on the face of the scroll, on the front of the base and the top of the vase. The makers' name is inlaid at the foot of the kerbs.
Inscription
Headstone: In/ LOVING MEMORY OF/ Harry,/ BELOVED HUSBAND OF/ MARY ANN FOSTER,/ WHO DIED SEPT. 18TH. 1925,/ AGED 63 YEARS./ "REST IN THE LORD."/ ALSO/ Mary Ann Foster,/ WHO DIED APRIL 6TH. 1940,/ AGED 84 YEARS. Base: ALSO LANCE CPL. Reginald Foster,/ BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE/ WHO FELL ON THE SOMME JULY 7TH. 1916,/ AGED 19 YEARS./ "THE SUPREME SACRIFICE." Foot of kerbs: C & H. JACKSON/ MANSFIELD Vase: FROM/ THEIR GRANDSONS
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,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gravestone
    Measurements: depth 150mm, height 925mm, width 760mm
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 305, height 310mm, width 915mm
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Kerb stone
    Measurements: depth 1860mm, height 280mm, width 915mm
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Vase
    Measurements: depth 220mm, height 130mm, width 200mm
    Materials: Marble - White, Metal
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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