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Memorial Title

2Lt D Callow

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial plaque for 2Lt D Callow at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Ashbourne, Derbyshire.
Images
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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, to the right when entering.
Type
Overall type: Plaque. Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

A wall-mounted oblong brass plaque on an oaken backboard. To the top left is the engraved badge of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment, and to the top right that of the London Scottish Regiment. The text is incised in upright, mainly capital, roman lettering, infilled in black with rubricated initials and the plaque has a two-line border also incised and infilled in black. The maker's name is incised in the lower right corner, outside the border.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
PlaqueBrass3806052Fair
BackboardOak45068520Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN PROUD AND
LOVING MEMORY OF
2ND. LIEUT. DONALD CALLOW
5TH. BATT. THE SHERWOOD FORESTERS.
MOBILISED WITH THE LONDON SCOTTISH
KILLED IN ACTION AT THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME
JULY 1ST. 1916. AGED 19 YEARS.
"His duty done."
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Totals
Action or eventFirst Battle of the Somme
(1 Jly - 18 Nov 1916)
Number died11
Number served and returned00
Total names11
G. MAILE & SON Euston Rd. London.   



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
1920s?: The plaque was made by G Maile and Son, Ecclesiastical Art Craftsmen of 367 Euston Road, London.

29th November, 2019: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
Comments
The school is now widely known as QEGS.
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