Dethick, Lea and Holloway- Roll of Honour (2)

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Reference WMO/293446


Christ Church

Church Street




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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Roll of Honour or Book of Remembrance
  • Glass Glass
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  • Paper Paper
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Other
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: A framed and glazed roll of honour printed on paper in full colour. At the top left is a roundel containing an image of the church at Holloway and bearing the words "CHRIST CHURCH HOLLOWAY. At the head is another roundel containing a depiction of the Buck in the Park, which is part of the heraldic arms of the former County Borough of Derby, surrounded by the words "COUNTY BOROUGH OF DERBYSHIRE" (although there has never been any such organisation). Top right is a further roundel with an image of the Dethick church with the words "ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST." Below those is a depiction of Florence Nightingale with the words "FIAT LUX/ FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE./ 1820-1910."  This superimposed over an array of fourteen flags representing the allied nations of WW1 and below them is the heading in black decorative sentence case gothic lettering with enhanced capital letters in red and yellow. At the centre is a depiction of an unfurled scroll with names arranged in four columns in elaborate decorative script, the fallen prefixed with a small red formy cross.  At the foot is an allegorical depiction of Justice set within an oval panel with the words "TAKE UP THE SWORD OF JUSTICE." In the lower margin are explanatory notes, the names of church officials and the name of the printer. The frame is of wooden moulding and bears a small plastic plaque with the name of the donor. The memorial is suspended from the north wall of the nave. See WMO/293444 and 293447 for similar but not identical Rolls of Honour. In the Church there is also a computer generated printed file giving details of each casualty- these are not regarded as memorials in their own right.
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