Churchyard Map – War Graves and Memorials

The map below shows the War Graves and War Memorials in St Mary’s Churchyard and inside the Church – scroll down for the key to the numbering.

The churchyard at St. Mary’s Priory Church, Tutbury is an official War Cemetery with seven Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) graves – five from WWI, two from WWII. 

St Mary’s also hosts eleven of the fifteen Memorials to the Fallen that are known to have been created in Tutbury during the 20th century.

  1. Lady Chapel – Memorials
    • WWI Marble Tablet, on the south wall in the Lady Chapel, 48 WWI dead
    • Marble Plaque, On the south wall in the Lady Chapel, William Trafford Newton (WWI)
    • Roll of Honour Board, leaning against the south wall in the Lady Chapel, the 333 men from the village who served in the armed forces in WWI, a framed, glazed had written document
    • Stained glass window, in the south wall in the Lady Chapel, William Trafford Newton (WWI)
    • Independent Order of Odd Fellows Marble tablet, leaning against the south wall in the Lady Chapel, 17 IOOF members who Fell in WWI. Originally mounted on the wall of the IOOF meeting hall in Tutbury High Street
    • WII Marble Tablet, on the south wall in the Lady Chapel, 13 Fallen of WWII
    • Roll of Honour for WWII lists the 13 Fallen and the 273 from the village who served in WWII. It additionally lists 16 men from the parish who died in the Fauld explosion.  Currently on loan to R&J Nuth for research.
  2. Chancel – Wooden Prayer Stand, Robert Thorn (WWII)
  3. Bronze Boer War plaque, west wall to the left of the main West Door, Trooper E. Bentley of the Imperial Yeomanry, died in 1901 in Harrisburg, South Africa
  4. Stone Cross War Memorial (SCWM), outside the south door of St. Mary’s church, 47 WWI and 13 WWII fallen
  5. Small WWI Marble Memorial, in the churchyard to the north of the church.
    • Owen Bunting 9th Sherwood Foresters, Gallipoli, 11th August 1915 aged 22.
    • Alick Owen 15th Durham Light Infantry, France, 31st March 1918
  6. Fauld Explosion – Graves
  7. WH Brown, 8th Staffordshire Bn., Home Guard – died 3rd August 1940, aged 51
  8. L P Shipley, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, died 11th September 1941, aged 30
  9. Five WWI War Graves on the Terrace. This area can be approached via the steps (but difficult to get from the steps to the graves) or via the rough grass path running south from the main grass path
    • David Bond, 53rd Bn Durham Light Infantry, died 9th April 1918 in Rugeley Hospital aged 18
    • Abraham Farmer, 4th Bn Canadian Machine Gun Corps, died 22nd November 1916 at Shorncliffe Military Hospital, aged 23
    • George Edwin Causer, Army Service Corps, died 30th October 1916 in Newcastle on Tyne Hospital aged 42
    • Ogden Pateman, 3rd Bn South Staffordshire Regiment, died 29th October 1918, of wounds, at home aged 21
    • Ernest A Perkins, No. 1 Reserve Bde, Royal Field Artillery, died 30th April 1917 at Ripon Hospital Yorks aged 20. Note that his parents chose a private headstone rather than the CWGC headstone.