Matlock- WW2 Book of Remembrance

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Reference WMO/293907


St Giles' Church

Church Street

Old Matlock



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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Composite
  • Metal Silver
  • Other Other
  • Paper Paper
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Other
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A bound hardbacked book of remembrance on a display stand, originally accompanied by a sanctuary lamp. The black cover of the book has a tooled and gilded border with crosses in each corner and a title in upright capital roman lettering. The opening page has a thin blue line border and an inscription in red, blue and black calligraphy. The subsequent pages have a thin red line border and the text in calligraphy; the names in black and the ranks and units in blue. The book is displayed on a small wooden stand. The book was originally accompanied by a silver sanctuary lamp, subsequently stolen, and a replacement silver plated replica which was damaged in an accident and removed to storage. The original silver sanctuary lamp was stolen around 1974, later a replacement silver plated sanctuary lamp was provided. In March 2016 the replacement sanctuary lamp fell, was damaged and placed into storage.
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Cover: 1939-1945/ THE/ NAMES OF THE/ FALLEN; Opening page: THE/ BOOK OF MEMORY/ wherein are written the names/ of the men of MATLOCK, whose/ lives were laid down in the/ cause of human freedom during/ THE SECOND WORLD WAR./ REQUIESCANT IN PACE/ The Silver Memorial Lamp, which burns/ before the Altar of this Parish Church, was/ given by the people of Matlock in recognition/ of a debt which can never be paid.; Other Pages- [names]

Names A-C: A.B. C. Terrence P. E. Alsop R.N./ GNR. Thomas Allsopp R.A./ RFN. John T. Allwood CAMERONIAN SCOTTISH RIFLES/ PTE. Herbert Ballington S. STAFFS/ STOKER 1 Cyril Barnes R.N./ GNR. Frederick K. Bonsall R.A./ L/CPL. Walter S. Bowler R.E.M.E./ SGT. S. Howard Briddon R.E./ TROOPER. Stephen Brown 17/21ST. LANCERS/ SGT. Walter Crouch R.A.F.; Names G-K: L.A.C. Samuel Gaunt R.A.F./ PTE. Harry Gould SHERWOOD FORESTERS/ PTE. C. Clifford Gregory SHERWOOD FORESTERS/ CPL. Herbert Grimshaw R.A.F./ SGT. PILOT Michael G. Ham R.A.F. V.R./ O.S. Kenneth G. Harrison R.N./ PTE. A. Eric Hood R.E./ P.O. Frank A. Jones R.N./ O.S. Francis J Kennedy R.N./ F/SGT. Frank S. King R.A.F.; Names K-S: C.S.M. Thomas Kirwan KING'S REGT. (LIVERPOOL)/ SGT. Edward J. Loverock R.A.F./ P.O. Walter H Lowe R.A.F./ SAPPER George B. Moore R.E./ CAPTAIN T. Russell Mowatt SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS/ PTE. Frederick J. Owens SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS/ STOKER 1 Walter Pennington R.N./ FUS. Herbert Poundall INNISKILLING FUSILIERS/ GNR. Thomas A. Scotthorne R.A./ GNR. Harry Sheldon R.A.; Names S-W: DVR. Clifford Slater R. SIGNALS/ L/CPL. A. Lawrence Slater ROYAL TANK REGT./ MIDSHIPMAN Godfrey T. Slater FLEET AIR ARM. R.N./ PTE. Wilfred Stafford THE WELCH REGT./ 2/LIEUT. James A. Tait R.E./ F/SGT. Francis B. Vallance R.A.F./ A.B. Roland Vallance R.N./ CAPTAIN Cecil Wall SHERWOOD FORESTERS/ A.C.2. Cyril Walthall R.A.F./ F.O. R. N. Roy Wherrett R.A.F.; Names W-Y: DVR. George T. Wibberley R.E.M.E./ SGT. Robert J. S. Wicks R.A.F./ SGT. PILOT Frank Brian H. Wildgoose R.A.F. V.R./ PTE. Kenneth W. Wilson LINCS. REGT./ A.B. Joseph Wood R.N./ A.B. Edward K. Wood R.N./ PTE. Albert E. Woolley HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY/ PTE. Harold Young YORKS. & LANCS. REGT.

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