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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Derbyshire Dales
Town
Matlock
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
67400
Current location

Matlock Methodist Church
Oak Road
Matlock
Derbyshire Dales
Derbyshire
DE4 3FJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 30045 60462
Denomination: Methodist

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Previous locations
  • Methodist Chapel
    Smedley Street East
    Matlock
    Derbyshire Dales
    Derbyshire
    DE4 3FQ
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SK 30310 60541
    Denomination: Methodist
Description
Rectangular white marble tablet with nowy head. Sloped carved border with lettering engraved in black.
Inscription
IN LOVING MEMORY/ OF/ PTE. FREDERICK CROFT/ OF THE 17TH BATTN. NOTTS & DERBYS RGT./ WHO FELL IN FRANCE ON SEPT 3RD 1916/ AGED 19 YEARS./ ALSO OF PTE. WALTER ALLEN/ OF THE 11TH BATTN NOTTS & DERBYS RGT./ WHO FELL IN FRANCE ON APRIL 28TH 1917/ AGED 20 YEARS./"They counted not their lives dear/ unto them that they might shield other/ lives."
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Croft, Frederick
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname, regiment, place of death, date of death, age of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 500mm, width 750mm
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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