Sgt P Hall
Derbyshire War Memorials
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Sgt P Hall

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a Boer War memorial tablet to Sgt Peveril Hall at St Peter's Church, Edensor, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Peter's Church
Jap La
Edensor
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE45 1PH

NGR:
SK 25066 69907
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
On the south wall of the south aisle.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


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

Description:

A white marble tablet on a black stone backboard. The tablet is in the shape of a shield with the badge of the Leicestershire Regiment in relief in a roundel at the head and the inscription in black mixed case roman lettering. The oblong backboard has a very shallow triangular arch top and has a pair of moulded brackets below.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet White marble 640 580 25 Good
Backboard Black stone 695 660 25 Good
Bracket x 2 Black stone 55 65 55 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN LOVING MEMORY OF PEVERIL HALL
youngest son of THE Revd. J. HALL Vicar of Edensor
BORN 27th. FEBY 1864 DIED AT
MARITZBURG NATAL 16th. APRIL 1898
SERGEANT IN H.M LEICESTERSHIRE (17th.) REGT.
BELOVED AND RESPECTED BY BOTH
COMRADES AND OFFICERS
FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT WITH ALL THY MIGHT
CHRIST IS THY STRENGTH AND CHRIST THY RIGHT
LAY HOLD ON LIFE AND IT SHALL BE
THY JOY AND CROWN ETERNALLY
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Non-combat death in service. Totals
Action None
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From 19th century: Edensor Parish Council, Bakewell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Edensor Parish Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
c1899: The memorial was procured and installed.

17th April, 1951: The church lies within the Peak District National Park designated on that date.

12th July 1967: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List for England number 1088158.

Unknown date: The church lies within the Edensor Conservation Area.

21st July, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition and cared for.
References
Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald; 11th June, 1898; p5: a report of Sgt Hall's death.

London Evening Standard; 9th June, 1898; p1: a report of Sgt Hall's death.
Comments
Sgt Hall died of enteric fever while serving in South Africa six months before the outbreak of the Second Boer War

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