South Darley War Memorial

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Reference WMO260711

Address:

St. Mary the Virgin's Church

Cross Green

South Darley

Matlock

DE4 2JT

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Latin cross
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Sandstone
Lettering: Raised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A Latin Cross with a garlanded sword on the shaft and a wreath enclosing the words "Pro Patria" on a three layer plinth. The inscription and names are on bronze plaques. Two additional names are on a cubic vase on the lowest level of the plinth.
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To the Glory of God and in everlasting memory of the men of this parish who nobly sacrificed their lives in the Great War 1914 – 1919. (21 WW1 names) “Grant them, O Lord, eternal rest”. Also of (5 WW2 names) Who fell in the World War 1939 – 1945. “They died that we might live”.

WW1: William Allen, George Bailey, John Beckett, Albert E Bishton, Arthur Boam, Ernest Chell, Bertie Davie, Robert Dawson, George Derbyshire, Francis Flint, Samuel Frost, Robert Hodgkinson, William R Holmes, Cyril E Petts, John Potter, Samuel Riley, Francis Slack, Anthony Spencer, Harry Stewardson, Fred Stone, Thomas Walters. George Bonsall. WW2: Ernest J Evans, Herbert Grimshaw, Alfred Lawman, James Riley, Ernest Stafford. 1953: Ralph Fisher.

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