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Col J Evans

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial tablet to Col John Evans in St Matthew's Church, Darley Abbey, Derby.
Images
Setting Memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Matthew's Church
25 Church La
Darley Abbey
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE22 1EY

NGR:
SK 35080 38723
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
On the north wall of the baptistry at the base of the tower.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


Overall condition: Good. The memorial is cared for.


Description:

A white marble tablet with an inscription incised in upright capital roman lettering coloured black. The plain upright oblong tablet has a moulded cornice at the head surmounted by a carved wreath containing the battle honours, supported by scrollwork brackets and resting on a plinth. At the foot is an inverted cornice and two carved stone brackets.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet (overall) White marble 1750 11200 120 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Within the wreath:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Non-combat death Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
DELHI
BOLUNSHUR
ALLYGHUR
AGRA
LUCKNOW
Tablet:
IN MEMORY OF
COLONEL JOHN EVANS.
LATE INNISKILLING DRAGOONS AND 9TH. LANCERS.
BORN AT DERBY 14TH. JUNE 1828,
DIED AT MERLE SLINFOLD 30TH. MAY 1903.
A MOST HUMBLE CHRISTIAN.
ONE OF THE BRAVEST SOLDIERS OF THE GREAT QUEEN.
HE FEARED GOD, THEREFORE HE DID NOT
TURN BACK IN THE DAY OF BATTLE.
"I LOOK FOR THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD,
AND THE LIFE OF THE WORLD TO COME."
THIS MEMORIAL TO A MAN WHOSE COURAGE
WAS AN EXAMPLE TO ALL BRAVE SOLDIERS IS ERECTED
BY HIS WIFE.
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From 19th century: Darley Abbey Parish Council; Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1968: Derby County Borough Council.
From 1974: Derby District (later Borough and from 1977 City) Council and Derbyshire County Council.
From 1997: The unitary authority has been Derby City Council.
History and Conservation
c1910s: The memorial was procured by Col Cavendish's wife and installed in the church.

13th February, 1967: The church was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1215814

December, 2001: The Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site was inscribed. The church falls within its main area.

December, 2002: The church was added to the Darley Abbey Conservation Area.

21st October, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in good condition

References
Comments
Merle is a house on Lyons Rd, east of the village of Slinfold, Sussex

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