Archie, Sam and Charlie Matthews

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Reference WMO/294757


Uttoxeter New Road Cemetery

Uttoxeter New Road



DE22 3JB


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Unknown
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: An addition to a memorial on a family grave. The white marble headstone has a pointed arch top with an eroded design, probably foliage, in a trefoil panel at the head. It originally surmounted an oblong white marble base with bevelled top but has been laid flat on the surface of the grave, broken into two fragments. The inlaid inscription is in different styles of lettering. The headstone is accompanied by plain oblong white marble kerbs. It is Just south of the path near the northern edge of the cemetery west of the entrance gates.
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Top fragment of headstone: IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ John Matthews,/ AT REST APRIL 4. 1895,/ AGED 64 YEARS./ FATHER IN THY GRACIOUS KEEPING,/ LEAVE WE NOW, THY SERVANTS SLEEPING./ ALSO OF (...) Bottom fragment of headstone: AT REST MARCH 9. 1896,/ AGED 38 YEARS./ INTERRED AT KIRKBURTON./ (?ALSO) Sarah Ann, DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF/ JOHN MATTHEWS,/ (?DIED) FEB. 7. 1920, AGED 82./ WITH THE MORN THOSE ANGEL FACES SMILE/ I HAVE LOVED LONG SINCE AND LOST AWHILE./ ALSO OF/ Archie, Sam, AND Charlie,/ (?LOVED) GRANDSONS OF (THE ABOVE),/ (...) THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY 1916 AND 17. (Some parts of inscription buried, some missing, and a few letters missing.)

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