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Pte J Dawes

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a Boer War memorial tablet to Pte John Dawes in Christ Church, Holloway, Derbyshire.
Images
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Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Christ Church
Church St
Holloway
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE4 5JP

NGR:
SK 32318 56958
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The memorial is on the west wall of the nave.
Type
Overall type: Tablet. Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

A wall-mounted white marble tablet. The horizontal oblong tablet has chamfered edges, a small black formy cross in each corner, and a black inscription in upright capital block lettering.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
TabletWhite marble305690c80Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY OF
PTE. JOHN DAWES, OF HOLLOWAY,
3RD. GRENADIER GUARDS.
KILLED IN ACTION AT BELMONT, SOUTH AFRICA,
ON NOV. 23RD. 1899, AGED 22 YEARS.
"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN
LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS"

Conflicts and people named:
ConflictSecond Boer War (1899-1902)Totals
Action or eventBattle of Belmont
(23 Nov 1899)
(Relief of Kimberley)
Number died11
Number served and returned00
Total names11
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be parochial church council

Local authorities:
From late 19th century: Dethick, Lea and Holloway Parish Council, Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Dethick, Lea and Holloway Parish Council, Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
14th August,1985: The church was listed Grade II*, Heritage List for England number 1335315.

23rd December, 1996: The Dethick, Lea and Holloway Conservation Area was first designated. The church lies within it.

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

3rd November, 2018: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in good condition and well cared for.
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