The ABW memorial has had the names of Kilburn's WW1 dead added. I'd love to see a photograph of the area as it was in 1904 - was the paved area grassed then?
Corporal W. Aldred (No. 2978), of the Derbyshire Regiment, is reported to be dangerously ill at Johannesburg suffering from meningitis.
Derby Daily Telegraph, Wednesday 24th April 1901
. - At a cost of £40, half of which has been raised by public subscription, and the other half remains to be collected, a marble column, erected in the principal thoroughfare, in celebration of the declaration of peace, and in memory of two local soldiers, was unveiled at Kilburn, near Derby, on Saturday, in the presence of a great crowd, the ceremony being performed by Mr. Wm. Smith, J.P., of Langley Mill. The base of the column bears the following inscriptions: - "Erected by the inhabitants of Kilburn in memory of two men of the village who fought and died in the South African war;" "In memory of William Aldred, who died in Johannesburg Hospital, May 5, 1901, and Private Henry Berresford, who was killed in action at Naauwpoort, May 9, 1901;" and "Also to commemorate the declaration of peace, June 1, 1902." A guard of honour was formed by the Kilburn and Horsley Woodhouse detachment of the 1st V.B. Sherwood Foresters, under Sergeant-instructor Donoghue, and a procession of the Sunday schools and Friendly Societies, headed by the Kilburn United Prize Band, paraded the village. After the ceremony a garden party was held in the hall grounds, lent by Mr. V. Hunter.
I've passed that on a couple of occasions in recent years, but, never bothered to stop and actually look at it properly, a friend in Derby tells me that it has been the subject of vandalism hence the comprehensive restoration.
I just mentioned it earlier today after reading this thread, but, that is what I was told, I'll be sure to make time to look at this memorial as and when I find myself in Derby, but, it is good to see money has been spent on this at least.