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John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe

John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe (1859-1935) is buried in St Paul's Cathedral but his stall plate as a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath can be seen in the Lady Chapel at Westminster Abbey. He served in the Royal Navy in Malta, the Mediterranean and China. He commanded at the battle of Jutland in 1916 when the British fleet inflicted serious damage on several German battleships. Later he served at the Admiralty and became First Sea Lord. His grave is next to 1st Earl Beatty in St Paul's who served with him at Jutland.

Further reading

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 2004

He has a bust in Trafalgar Square




Lady Chapel

Memorial Type

Stall Plate

John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe
John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe

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John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe
John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe Bath plate

This image can be purchased from Westminster Abbey Library

Image © 2020 Dean and Chapter of Westminster

At different times of the day, or in different seasons, the light falling in the Abbey will light up something that you have walked past a million times and never seen before.

Vanessa, Head of Conservation

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