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Lt R A Jelf and Col R H Jelf CMG DL JP

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial tablet for Lt Richard A Jelf and Col Richard H Jelf CMG DL JP at the Church of St Oswald, Ashbourne, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Tablet Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Church of St Oswald
Mayfield Rd
Ashbourne
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE6 1EJ

NGR:
SK 17629 46443
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The church is on the south side of Mayfield Rd at the junction with School La. The memorial is on the west face of the north column in the nave.
Type
Overall type: Tablet. Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

A white marble tablet comprising four tiles within a plain oblong frame, each tile surrounded by a border of green and brown tesserae. The two smaller left tiles bear painted coats of arms and the two to the right bear the inscription painted in black upright capital roman lettering.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
Tablet (overall)White marble59051025Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Upper tile:
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictSecond Boer War
(1899-1902)
Unspecified military serviceTotals
Action or eventNot statedNot stated
Number died101
Number served and returned011
Total names112
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
RICHARD JOHN JELF
LIEUTENANT ROYAL ENGINEERS
WHO AFTER GIVING OF HIS BEST
FOR QUEEN AND COUNTRY
DIED AT SEA WHEN RETURNING
HOME INVALIDED FROM THE
CAMPAIGN IN SOUTH AFRICA
ON 2ND. JUNE 1900
IN THE 29TH YEAR OF HIS AGE.
MY PEACE I GIVE UNTO YOU NOT AS THE
WORLD GIVETH GIVE I UNTO YOU.

Lower tile:
ALSO HIS PARENTS
RICHARD HENRY JELF
C.M.G., D.L., J.P., COLONEL
ROYAL ENGINEERS SOMETIME
GOVERNOR OF THE ROYAL MILITARY
ACADEMY WOOLWICH
CHURCHWARDEN OF THIS CHURCH
B. 2ND. FEB. 1844 D. 26TH. APRIL 1913
AND
MARGARET JELF
OF OFFCOTE HURST
B 16TH. MAY 1839 D. 22ND. JULY 1921
THE ETERNAL GOD IS THY REFUGE AND
UNDERNEATH ARE THE EVERLASTING ARMS
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

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
Unknown date (1920s?): The memorial was procured and installed in the church.

15th June, 1951: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List for England number 1207715

November, 1968: Ashbourne Conservation Area was first designated; the church lies within it.

22nd December, 2008: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for.

26th September, 2019: The memorial was resurveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
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