Charles William Jelliffe's name on the Plymouth Naval Memorial

Charles William Jelliffe

Surname: Jelliffe
Other names: Charles William
Other people in this story:
Julia Jelliffe
Mark Myall
Locations in this story:
Compton Chamberlayne, Wiltshire
Devonport, Devon
Coronel, Chile
Stour Row, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Plymouth, Devon

Charles William Jelliffe was born in Compton Chamberlayne, Wiltshire, on 9th March 1885 and baptised there on 17th May 1885, the son of Julia Jelliffe (baptismal records indicate she was a single woman).  He lived his early life in Compton Chamberlayne until he joined the Royal Navy at Devonport, Devon, on 2nd June 1904 as a Stoker 2nd Class (Service No. 306653).  He served on various ships and shore bases during his service and achieved the rank of Mechanician (Chief Petty Officer).  He was deployed to HMS Monmouth on 29th July 1914 and sailed for the South Pacific region where the ship was involved with the German Fleet which included the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau.  The Monmouth sank off the coast of Coronel, Chile, with the loss of all hands, on 1st November 1914.  Charles's death was officially recorded on 1st January 1915 and he was posthumously awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1914 Star.  His name appears on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, on Panel 2.  He is also remembered on the All Saints Church war memorial, now in the Stour Row Village Hall. His mother had married Mark Myall on 13th December 1905, moving to Stour Row and, by 1919, was living at the Fox and Hounds Inn.

Photographs of Plymouth Naval Memorial by Paul Symons and Syd Symons

  • Plymouth Naval Memorial 5
  • Stour Row Memorial
  • Stour Row Memorial 2

Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Commonwealth War Graves Commission