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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Derbyshire Dales
Town
Ashbourne
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14384
Current location

On the west face of the north column in the nave.
St Oswalds Church
School La
Ashbourne
Derbyshire Dales
Derbyshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 176 464
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A white marble tablet comprising four tiles within a plain rectangular frame, each tile surrounded by a border of green and brown tesserae. The two smaller left tiles bear painted coats of arms. The two right tiles bear the inscription painted in black upright capital roman lettering.
Inscription
IN LOVING MEMORY OF / RICHARD JOHN JELF / LIEUTENANT ROYAL ENGINEERS / WHO AFTER GIVING HIS BEST / FOR QUEEN AND COUNTRY / DIED AT SEA WHEN RETURNING / HOME INVALIDED FROM THE / CAMPAIGN IN SOUTH AFRICA / MY PEACE I GIVE UNTO YOU NOT AS THE / WORLD GIVETH GIVE UNTO YOU. / ALSO OF HIS PARENTS / RICHARD HENRY JELF / C.M.G. D.L. J.P. COLONEL / ROYAL ENGINEERS, SOMETIME / GOVERNOR OF THE ROYAL MILITARY / ACADEMY, WOOLWICH / CHURCH WARDEN OF THIS CHURCH / B. 2ND FEB. 1844/ D. 26TH APRIL 1913 / AND / MARGARET JELF / OF OFFCOTE HURST / B. 16TH MAY 1839, D. 22ND JULY 1921 / THE ETERNAL GOD IS THY REFUGE AND / UNDERNEATH ARE THE EVERLASTING ARMS.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,age of death,relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 25mm, height 590mm, width 510mm
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
  • PARISH CHURCH OF ST OSWALD
  • Grade I
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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