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TISSINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled & Copyright © Alf Beard 2009

The War Memorial is sited in the parish church of St Mary's, Rakes Lane, Tissington, Derbyshire. It takes the form of an oak board with a decorated cornice and a border of carved roses and leaves; the heading is in gold and the lettering and the names in white lettering. There are three names for World War 1 only. The is a single plaque to an officer who died in the Boer War.

Photograph Copyright © Alf Beard 2004

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO FROM THIS PARISH GAVE
THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914

BERRISFORD Leonard
This memorial states Private, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed at Ypres 1st March 1917. [The CWGC and UK, Soldiers died in the Great War both have the same different death date] Private G15151, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment killed in action 28 February 1917. Buried at Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Belgium. Born at Ashover, Derbyshire. Son of Isaac and Louisa of Holestone Moor, Ashover, Derbyshire. CWGC surname spelt Beresford. UK Soldiers the died surnames spelt as Berresford
STALEY James Stirland
Private 17637, 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) killed in action 5 October 1918, age 30. Son of William and Annie Staley, of Tissington, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Buried at Guizancourt Farm Cemetery, Gouy, France
ALSO OF
WESTHROPE Stanley
Private 52567, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment died 4 September 1920, age 21. Son of George and Mary Westhorpe, of Bostern Grange, Thorpe, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Born, and is buried at Tissington, in St Mary Churchyard.
COMMEMORATED IN THE CHURCH BUT NOT ON MEMORIAL
FITZHERBERT Henry

Captain. Killed in South Africa 1901. Extract from The Last Post by Mildred G. Dooner:

Fitz-Herbert.—Capt. Henry Fitz-Herbert, Reserve of Officers, late Royal Berkshire Regt., died Jan. 11th, 1901, of wounds received in action at Murraysburg. He was the eldest son of the late John Knight Fitz-Herbert, Esq., of Twynham, Bournemouth. He was born June, 1862, and educated at Wellington, where he was in the Anglesey, 1876-79. He entered the Royal Berkshire Regt. from the Royal Military College May, 1882, and was promoted Capt. April, 1891. Capt. Fitz-Herbert served throughout the campaign in the Eastern Soudan of 1885 with the first battalion of his Regiment, and was present in the reconnaissance to Hasheen Feb. 1st, in the engagements at Hasheen and Tofrek, and the operations at, and destruction of, Tamai. For these services he was awarded the medal with two clasps and the bronze star. He also served in 1885-86 with the Soudan Frontier Field Force. In South Africa he was present at the battle of Colenso, but was captured by the Boers. On the arrival of F.-M. Earl Roberts in Pretoria Capt. Fitz-Herbert was liberated, and was again in action the very day of his release. He then continued to serve in the war until killed, and was present at many actions.

The memorial plaque reads:

TO THE GLORY OF GOD, AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CAPTAIN HERBERT FITZHERBERT, KILLED IN SOUTH AFRICA
1901 AETAT 38
MORS JANVA VAITAE

Last updated 25 January, 2009

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