Battle of Jutland Memorial
St Michael and All Angels Church Brooksby
David Beatty erected a memorial in St Michael & All Angels Church Brooksby in memory of the officers and men from the Battlecruiser Fleet who lost their lives during the battle. As part of the 2016 Battles of Jutland commemorations the memorial has been restored.
St Michael & All Angels Church in the grounds of Brooksby Agricultural College
OS Grid Ref.: SK 670 160
Denomination: Church of England
Elaborate wall monument consisting of an oval central panel surmounted by a coat of arms in a nowy head, and flanked by two rectangular panels set within pilastres, on top of plinth is lion rampant flanked by sailors on either side of a shield, top half of shield is red cross on white background, bottom half is golden beehive surrounded by golden bees, underneath are cross swords and wreath, furled flags and crossed cannons.
Centre: In Memory of Our Friends/ OFFICERS and MEN / who died gloriously/ for their king and country in the / BATTLE ofF JUTLAND/ 31st May / 1916 / “They that go down to the sea in ships/ that do business in great wars / these see the work of the lord / and his wonders in the deep / Ps 107 / Sides: names
Names on memorial
Rear-Admiral Sir Robert Keith Arbuthnot Bart. KCB MVO HMS DEFENCE
Rear-Admiral The Hon. Sir Horace Lambert Alexander Hood KCB MVO DSO HMS INVINCIBLE
Captain Charles Fitzgerald Sowerby RN HMS INDEFATIGABLE
Captain Cecil Irby Prowse RN HMS QUEEN MARY
Captain Arthur Lindesay Cay RN HMS INVINCIBLE
Captain Thomas Parry Bonham RN HMS BLACK PRINCE
Captain Stanley Venn Ellis RN HMS DEFENCE
Captain Charles John Wintour RN HMS TIPPERARY
In addition to the Jutland memorial, Admiral Beatty’s flag in St Michael & All Angels Church Brooksby has been restored.