Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Capt W E Else

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial window to Capt W E Else in St Anne's Church, Ambergate, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Window Inscription Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Anne's Church
Derby Rd (A6)
Ambergate
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE56 2EJ

NGR:
SK 34791 51437
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The church is on the west side of the road at the junction with Holly La. The window is inside, on the south wall of the nave.
Type
Overall type: Window.


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

Description:

A single light stained glass lancet window in a lancet opening. The window depicts St Alban wearing white, yellow and red robes and holding a processional cross. A band at the foot bears the inscription in black upright capital roman and decorative lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Window (opening) Stained glass 1660 500 - Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF
CAPT. W. E. ELSE 17TH. NOTTS & DERBY KILLED
IN ACTION PASCHENDALE JAN 3RD. 1918.
ERECTED BY HIS WIDOW
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1

Administration
Custodian: The Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Heage Parish Council; Heage Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From WW2: Heage Parish Council; Ripley Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Ripley Town Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
1918: The window was designed by Dudley Forsyth.

8th June, 1919: The window was dedicated.

December, 2001: The Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site was inscribed: the church lies within the site.

22nd February, 2018: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition and cared for.
References
Piers Bostock and Alec Dodd; 2016; A Guide to the parish church of St Anne, Ambergate, Derbyshire.
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