Westhouses War Memorial

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Reference WMO269488

Address:

Tibshelf Road

Westhouses

Derbyshire

Alfreton

DE55 5AA

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Stone of remembrance
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Unveiled to mark the Centenary of the end of the First World War in 2018. The stone lists the names, ranks, ages and dates of death of the men from the village lost in the two World Wars. Until this, there was no public Memorial in the village. Researched by Ross Berry-Hopkins. Funded by money raised in the village by Westhouses Residents Action Group, donations, and a grant from Blackwell Parish Council. It stands on the roadside, in front of the Memorial Playing Field, which was bought by the village residents in 1951, as a Memorial field for the men lost in both wars. This title was restored in 2018, after being lost through time and lack of legal registration. The field is now legally protected as a Memorial Field. It is administered and maintained by Blackwell Parish Council.
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In Remembrance Of The Men From This Village Who Gave Their Lives For Peace And Freedom.

Pvt. Alf Swales 10th March 1915 Age 31 Pvt. Tom Brown 22nd August 1915 Age 40 L.Cpl. Walter Montague October 1915 Age 23 Pvt. George Lane 3rd March 1916 Age 18 Pvt. Richard Phelps 1st July 1916 Age 21 Pvt. William Rushton 1st July 1916 Age 22 Pvt. Harry Wright 15th September 1916 Age 19 Pvt. Les Tomblin 9th October 1916 Age 23 Pvt. Frederick King 1st February 1917 Age 20 Pvt. George Till 29th April 1917 Age 24 L.Sgt. John Lane 28th September 1917 Age 22 Pvt. Jack Harris 27th March 1918 Age 20 Pvt. Walter Smith 29th July 1918 Age 23 Pvt. Harry Severn 18th September 1918 Age 19 Rflmn. T.William Corby 9th November 1918 Age 28 Sgt. Ronald Dicks 14th September 1942 Age 29

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