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Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School - WW1

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial tablet at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Ashbourne, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Queen Elizabeth's
 Grammar School
The Green Rd
Ashbourne
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE6 1EP

NGR:
SK 18281 47211
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The memorial is in the hall opposite the main entrance.
Type
Overall type: Tablet. Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

A wall-mounted tablet comprising white marble tiles with a border of red and blue enamel and mother of pearl. This is set within a nowy-headed frame of brown Devonshire marble with the school's shield inset at the head. The gilded inscription is incised on the top and bottom rails of the frame and the names are applied to the surface of the white tiles. The inscriptions and names are in upright capital roman lettering. The names are reported to have been inscribed onto glass and burnt onto the marble.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
TabletWhite marble8601010-Fair
FrameBrown marble15801500-Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Top rail of frame: IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEMBERS
OF THIS SCHOOL WHO LAID DOWN THEIR
LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 — 1918
Tablet: J. W. BRINDLEY D.C.M. PTE. R.M.L.I.
D. CALLOW 2ND. LIEUT. SHERWOOD FORS.
A. J. V. CHARLESWORTH NEW ZEALAND CONT.
R. DUCAT MAJ. 20TH. INDIAN INFY.
W. F. B. FINNEY L. CPL. DURH. L. I.
F. GREAVES 2ND. LIEUTENANT RIF. BRIG.
A. HARRISON L.CPL. SHERWOOD FORS.
E. A. HAWKSWORTH CPL. 1ST. BATT. K. R.RIF. C.
A. F. N. HENSTOCK M.C. CAPT. SHERWOOD FORS.
L. HUNTER SGT. 29TH. CANADIAN INFY.
C. E. A. JOURDAIN D.S.O. LT. COL. N. LAN. R.
H. KITCHEN SAPPER R. E.
G. R. KEWLEY LIEUT. 11TH. N. LAN. R.
J. W. LOCKER PRIVATE DURH. L. I.
W. H. J. PHIPPS M.M. & BAR SUFF. R.
F. W. POTTER GNR. R. G. A.
F. J. RIGBY CAPT. M.C. SEAFORTH HIGHRS.
R. SPENCER SHERWOOD FORS.
A. F. B. SUTTON PRIVATE 12TH. GLOUC. R.
R. TAYLOR SERGT. SHERWOOD FORS.
H. WALKER GUNNER R. F. A.
F. H. WALLIS L. CPL. 3RD. GRENADIER GDS.
J. E. WARDLE LIEUT. R. E.
J. B. HAY (STAFF) LIEUT. YORK. & LANC. R.
Bottom rail of frame: THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Totals
Action or eventNot stated
Number died2424
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names2424
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the school governors.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Ashbourne Parish Council, Ashbourne Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Ashbourne Town Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
25th July, 1922: The memorial was unveiled by Lt Col Wilfrid W Jelf, CMG, DSO and subsequently dedicated.

29th November, 2019: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
Derby Telegraph; 26th July, 1922; p2 col4: a report of the unveiling ceremony.
Comments
The school is now widely known as QEGS.
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