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Memorial Title

Lt Col C H Sitwell DSO Bt and C F Sitwell

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial tablet to Lt Col Claude Sitwell DSO Bt and Cecil Sitwell in St Peter and St Paul's Church, at Eckington, Derbyshire.
Images
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Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Peter and St Paul's Church
Mill Rd
Eckington
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S21 4EP

NGR:
SK 43200 79789
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
On the south wall of the chancel.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.

Description:

A wall-mounted oblong granite tablet. The plain dark grey tablet has a gilded inscription incised in upright capital uncial lettering. The tablet is mounted within an alabaster frame with a border comprising two rows of spaced fleurons.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet Grey granite 595 490 - Fair
Frame Alabaster 870 770 75 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
FOR THEIR QUEEN AND THEIR COUNTRY
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CLAUDE GEORGE HENRY SITWELL DSO
BT. LIEUT COLONEL ROYAL DUBLIN
FUSILIERS AND VICE CONSUL UGANDA
PROTECTORATE. BORN OCT 18TH. 1858
KILLED IN ACTION AT THE BATTLE OF
PIETERS IN THE RELIEF OF LADYSMITH
FEBRUARY 24TH. 1900
ALSO OF CECIL FREDERICK SITWELL
HIS BROTHER HM COMMISSIONER IN
THE GAMBIA BORN MAY 26TH. 1860 KILLED
AT SANKANDI GAMBIA JUNE 14TH. 1900
SONS OF CAPTAIN GEORGE FREDERICK
SITWELL 85TH, LIGHT INFANTRY AND
3RD HUSSARS AND OF CECILIA HIS WIFE
"UNTIL THE ROLL CALL"
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second Boer War (1899-1902) Political
assassination
Totals
Action Battle of Pieter's Hill * -
Number died 1 1 2
Number served and returned 0 0 0
Total names 1 1 2
* The Battle of Pieter's Hill was a component of the Battle of Tugela Hill, itself part of the campaign to relieve Ladysmith.
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From 19th century: Eckington Parish Council, Chesterfield Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Eckington Parish Council, North East Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
31st January, 1967: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List for England number 1045851.

1970: The Eckington and Renishaw Park Conservation Area was adopted The church lies within it.

8th November 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
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