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Memorial
Title
Lt D Beynon and Cpl E Gillyatt
Images
Setting Reredos Board
Locations
Last known location:
Our Lady and All
 Saints' Church
Rykneld Square
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S40 1XJ

NGR:
SK 38516 71171
(From online digital mapping)
Location details:
The memorial is in St Peter's Chapel at the east end of the south aisle.

The church is also known as St Mary and All Saints' Church

Rykneld Square was formerly known as Church Way
Type
Overall type: Reredos


Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A carved wooden reredos surmounting wooden panels around the altar of the side chapel. The lower part of the reredos has gilded roundels depicting biblical scenes set within five maroon, blue and gold panels below a carved gilded frieze. The upper part of the reredos has a central figure of Christ wearing maroon robes and ermine cape, holding an orb and with his hand raised in blessing, standing below a finely carved and gilded canopy. On the left is a kneeling figure of St Peter wearing white robes, a dark cloak and with keys at his belt. On the right is a kneeling figure of St Andrew wearing white robes and a maroon cloak.

Below the reredos, and supporting it, is plain panelling which returns to the sides of the altar.

On the nearby wall is an oaken board with the incised inscription in upright capital roman lettering coloured black with gilded names.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Reredos Wood c2500 1835 400 Good
Panels Wood 1150 2400 1090 Good
Board Oak 590 350 30 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Board:
      JESU MERCY
THIS REREDOS OF SAINT PETER'S
ALTAR IS DEDICATED IN THANKSGIVING
FOR THE LIFE OF DAVID DEVONALD
BEYNON, LIEUT. SOUTH WALES
BORDERERS BORN SEPTEMBER 18TH 1923
KILLED IN ACTION IN ITALY JAN 29TH
1944. AT THE AGE OF FIFTEEN
HE HAD DEDICATED HIMSELF TO
THE PRIESTHOOD, AND BY HIS
FAITHFUL EXAMPLE HE HELPED
MANY TO SERVE THE LORD CHRIST.
ALSO FOR ERIC GILLYATT, CORPORAL,
ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS, BORN JUNE
15TH. 1916, KILLED IN ACTION IN
NORMANDY, JULY 23RD. 1944.
FOR SEVERAL YEARS ORGANIST
OF SAINT LEONARDS. BOTH OF
THEM WERE FAITHFUL SERVERS
AT THE ALTAR HERE.
NOW THEY DESIRE A BETTER
COUNTRY, THAT IS AN HEAVENLY
WHEREFORE GOD IS NOT ASHAMED
TO BE CALLED THEIR GOD FOR HE
HATH PREPARED FOR THEM A CITY.
        HEBREWS XL.16

Conflicts and people commemorated
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 2
Number served and returned 0
Total names 2
Administration
Custodian: -

Local authorities:
After WW2: Borough of Chesterfield; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Chesterfield Borough Council (unparished); Derbyshire County Council.
History
15th July, 1971: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List For England reference 1334708.

24th November, 1976: The church lies within the Chesterfield Town Centre Conservation Area designated on that date.

18th January, 2012: Surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot.
References
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Comments
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Page © Roy Branson