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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Chesterfield
Town
Old Whittington
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Joseph Syddall (Sculptor)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
661
Current location

JUNCTION OF CHURCH ST SOUTH AND HIGH ST SQUARE OUTSIDE MEMORIAL HALL
2 Church Street N
Old Whittington
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 9JW
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 38382 74944
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Circular stone base with single step, pedestal and pillar, surmounted by four crosses attached to eachother at 90 degree angles to form a square. Pillar features carved wreath and bronze name plaques.
Inscription
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ 1914-1918 / TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND THE IMPERISHABLE MEMORY OF THOSE MEN OF OLD WHITTINGTON WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES ON THE GREAT WAR/ (NAMES)/ LEST WE FORGET/ 1939 -1945/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THOSE MEN OF OLD WHITTINGTON WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES) (exact line spacing unknown)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aaron, Horace
Adams, Harry
Atkinson, John
Barker, George
Bates, George
Belfitt, William Arthur
Benton, Reginald
Bestwick, William Henry
Bonson, George
Booth, Arthur
See details for all 82 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 82
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 82
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename,decorations
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 25
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 25
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Pillar
    Measurements: height 18FT
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • DICTIONARY OF BRITISH ART VOLUME V BRITISH ARTISTS 1880-1940 by JOHNSON, J pg 491 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:ANTIQUE COLLECTORS CLUB 1994 WOODBRIDGE, SUFFOLK

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