Buxworth War Memorial

High Peak, Derbyshire


Parish of Chinley-with-Bugsworth

UNVEILING & DEDICATION
OF THE
MEMORIAL
IN THE
Churchyard of St James, Bugsworth
to the Men of the District who fell in the Great War.

Saturday, 4 December 1920,
at 2:30pm.

Order of Service.


HYMN I was sung.

O God, our help in ages past,

Collects and Prayers were offered followed by:

'THE MEMORIAL OF THE FALLEN'

Let us remember with thanksgiving and with
all honour before God and men the following men
from this district who have died, giving their lives in
the service of their Country.

The Vicar, the Reverend WILLIAM HODGSON, read the Roll of Honour.

A Prayer of Remembrance was offered by the Lord Bishop of Southwell, Nottingham.

HYMN II was sung.

Peace, perfect peace, in this dark world of sin?

The Memorial was unveiled by:

Colonel GOODMAN, C.M.G., D.S.O. (later Brigadier General)

'THE LAST POST' was sounded.

The Memorial Cross was dedicated by the

LORD BISHOP OF SOUTHWELL.

'THE REVEILLE' was sounded.

The Bishop give his Address.

HYMN III was sung.

For all the Saints who from their labours rest,

THE BENEDICTION was offered.

The first verse of the National Anthem was sung.



Unveiling and dedication of the memorial, 4 December 1920.
Credit: M Lomas.

Memorial Cross
The centre of the cross is inscribed IHC, this monogram being formed of the first three letters of the Greek word for JESUS 'IHCOYC'. Above the bar of the H there is a cross, which is also the sign for an abbreviation. The base of the cross is inscribed:

1914 - 1919
IN MEMORIAM

The duration of the Great War is given as 1914 - 1919, rather than the more usual 1914 - 1918. The reason for this is that the Treaty of Versailles, between the allied powers and Germany, was signed on the 28 June 1919 and this formally ended the war.

Roll of Honour


Roll of Honour, 30 May 2007.

TOTHE GLORY OF GOD AND IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF THESE MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919
G BARNES S BEMBRIDGE S BILLCOCK T BLEACKLEY Mark BOTTOMS James Reuben BURT J H CLEGG C COTTERILL John Patrick DAVIS (DAVIES) J H EDWARDS E FORD John FORSDICK A T GRIGG James Edward HAMER   William Henry HAMER H JEFFRIES Mark KIRKHAM N LOWE W LEESON C METCALFE N METCALFE A MOSS Albert (Edward) PEERS William (Lawrence) PEERS W PHILLIPS J RATCLIFFE G REED A RICHARDSON W RIVERS   C ROWBOTHAM John ROWLEY William ROWLEY Arthur SCHOFIELD John Henry SHARP Enoch Vernon SHIRT Alfred Arnold SIMPSON William Barrett SUTTON Charles THEYER A THOMAS M THOMAS Edgar Wilks THORP John WATERHOUSE J WEBSTER

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS

Two supplementary casualties of the Great War are:
2052 Private Walter Francis Joseph MURPHY of the Sherwood Forresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) and
126499 Private Harold PLANT of the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Roll of Honour for the Churchyard

Two casualties have been identified who are buried in the churchyard, both from the Second World War:
2618787 Guardsman Frank DAVENPORT of the Grenadier Guards and
W/154237 Private Kathleen HODGSON of the Auxiliary Territorial Service


Buxworth War Memorial, St James, 30 May 2007.