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On original site
Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
- First World War (1914-1918)
- Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial:
The memorial is in the form of a Runic Cross, made of Cornish granite, standing 13feet high, and measures across thebase 5 feet by 4 feet, the whole being of rusticated finish. Carved in relief on the front is a Crusader’s sword. The
inscriptions are engraved on finely axed panels. The one on the shaft of the cross reads, “1914-They died that we
might live-1918”; on the second base is “Greater love hath no man than this.”
The names of the following are engraved on the die block:-
Ashton L., Beresford J. E., Bogg G. T., Broome E., Carrington G., Cecil H. B., Darrington A., Earnshaw W. L., Edwards E.
W., Elliott F., Green H., Gregory J., Gregory W., Hawley F., Heathcote S. W., Hill G. W., Hill S. R., Howard H., Hubball
C., Lane P., Lear W. C. J., Leighton H. R., Longdon C., Moore J. L., Pitt J., Raybould J., Riley E., Riley J. W., Smith W. H.,
Statham I. B., Stokes A. W., Stuart T., Taylor J., Traunter E., Wright H.
The engraving and erection of the memorial was originally carried out by an ex-Service man, Mr. Edward Cope, of
Riddings. Over the years the company has passed through the family and is now owned by the great grandson of the
original constructor Alex Cope.
The foundation, which measures 8 feet by 7 feet 6 inches, was been laid by the Butterley Company; also the paving
from the gateway to the monument.
After the Second World War the following names of the fallen were placed on the memorial:
Bentley J.W., Booth L., Cox F.R. , Flint L. H., Jones D. S., Maxwell F.R., Miles S., Rawson D.A., Watts W.
The War Memorial was restored during July 2016.
Ironville & Codnor Park War Memorial, Churchyard of Christ Church, has been awarded Listed Building Status. The memorial has been added to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. The memorial is now listed at Grade II.