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Large memorial in the grounds of Holy Trinity Church at Ogston New Road, Brackenfield, North East Derbyshire. The memorial takes the form of a limestone, ashlar, monument comprising a freestanding tablet with near vertical faces, battered sides and rounded top, on two plinths and a base. The 6 o'clock face of the tablet has a recessed panel containing a variety of emblems in relief. At the head is a crown superimposed on a Latin cross on a two-stepped base; below this is a fleur-de-lys above wavy lines, representing France over the water, where the fallen lie; below that the inscription and names are incised, in a variety of lettering styles, in an oblong panel. The other three faces of the tablet are plain. The top plinth has a moulded top, an unbound wreath in relief on the 6 o'clock face and an inscription incised in upright capital Roman lettering on the 12 o'clock face. The lower plinth has a moulded top and a bowed front, but is otherwise plain. The base has a moulded top and its plan outline reflects the bowed front.The inscription lists those who lost their lives in the Great War. The top name is 'Lt Gladwyn M. R. Turbutt', who was the eldest son of William Gladwin Turbutt, squire of Ogston Hall. Gladwyn Maurice Revell Turbutt of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, died on the first day of the Battle of St. Julien, Flanders, October 21st, 1914, aged 31. The middle name 'Revell' refers to the family name of the previous owners of Ogston Hall. The memorial was dedicated and unveiled by the Bishop of Southwell 7 March 1921.

Brackenfield War Memorial, Saturday, 17 July, 2010
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Who fell


Private 23384, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action at St. Julien Thursday 4 October 1917. Born Woolley, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, resident Matlock, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A.


Lance Corporal 71564, 17th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action at St. Julien Monday 31 December 1917. Aged 22. Born and resident Alfreton, Derbyshire, enlisted Ripley, Derbyshire. Son of Alfred and Emma Haslam, of Higham, Alfreton, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A.


Private 21605, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action at Loos Monday 27 September 1915. Aged 20. Born Alfreton, Derby, enlisted Derby. Son of Joseph and Sarah Arm Rimmington, of Lindway Lane, Wessington, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 5 to 7.


Gladwyn Maurice Revell

Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action at St. Julien Wednesday 21 October 1914. Aged 31. Son of William Gladwin Turbutt and Edith Sophia Turbutt, of Ogston Hall, Alfreton, Derbyshire. B.A. (Oxford). An Architect. Buried in POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Special memorial 1.

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice: Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1916 Volume 1, page 409-410:

LIEUTENANT GLADWYN MAURICE REVELL TURBUTT, 3rd (attd. 2nd) BATTN. OXFORDSHIRE AND BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY (SPECIAL RESERVE), was the elder son of William Gladwyn Turbutt and Mrs. Turbutt (née Edith S. Hall), of Ogston Hall, Derbyshire, and was born there on the 17th May, 1883. He was a great-grandson of General Henry Gladwyn, of Stubbin Court, Derbyshire, the famous defender of Fort Detroit, Canada, in the war of 1763, against the Indians.

"The Guardian" gave the following account of his career :-

"Lieutenant Turbutt was educated at Harrow and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1904. A love of all that was ancient and beautiful marked his undergraduate days, and was the cause of an episode which will perpetuate his name in that venerable building which of all in Oxford was, after his own college, dearest to him, the Bodleian Library. For among other volumes which he brought up from time to time from the old and most interesting library of his home to compare with books in Oxford was the Turbutt Shakespeare,' a fine folio, which was quickly identified as the original copy of Shakespeare presented by Stationers' Hall to the Bodleian, and afterwards sold. In consequence of this discovery the book was subsequently purchased and restored to the library.

"Mr. Turbutt, after taking his degree, studied architecture for some years in London under the direction of Mr. E. P. Warren. Among his Magdalen friends was the present Principal of Wells, who in 1906 was one of the little band of graduate students whom Dr. Armitage Robinson used to gather together to live with him in the Deanery at Westminster. Mr. Turbutt was in this year invited to join the group, and quickly became an intimate sharer of the Dean's architectural and archaeological interests. He was one of his companions on several excursions into France, made about this time, with a view to studying the origins and early growth of Norman architecture, with special reference to Edward the Confessor's Church at Westminster ; and when in 1911 the Dean removed to Wells it was to him that he entrusted the task of restoring the Deanery there to something of its original form and beauty. The work was done with characteristic care and good sense, its most notable result being the opening out of that noble chamber in Gunthorpe's building which now serves as a private chapel. " For the past seven years Mr. Turbutt has lived mostly at home in Derbyshire, busying himself. not only as an architect, but as a justice of the peace, an officer in the Special Reserve, a Commissioner of Boy Scouts, and as a supporter of many useful causes. He was a loyal and religious son of the Church, of which his family for generations have been benefactors. A gentleness, gaiety, and goodness all his own won for him everywhere affectionate regard. For his friends the early loss of a life of such fair promise will prove not the least precious of the sacrifices they are called to share in offering on the altar of their country's duty in its day of need."

He became Lieutenant in his battalion in March, 1910, and during the retirement from Mons joined the 2nd Battalion of his regiment. He was killed on the 21st October, 1914, during the early part of the Battle of Ypres, together with many other officers of the battalion which suffered severely both in killed and wounded.


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