Jocelyn Devas

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Jocelyn Devas (died 1886) was the founder of the Devas Club, Devas Club, London, UK. in 1884, a charitable club for young working men in Battersea, south London, England, originally in a room over a coffee shop in Stewarts Road., Wandsworth, , 19 October 2009.

Devas was a student at University College, Oxford, matriculating in 1878. The Devas Club was originally called University College HouseRobin Darwall-Smith, A History of University College, Oxford University Press, 2008, page 410. ISBN 978-0-19-928429-0. and the Devas Club has maintained its links with the college over the years.

Devas was killed in 1886 in a climbing accident while trying to ascend the Matterhorn in France.Oxford youth club celebrates 125 years, , Lambeth Borough Council, London, page 15, 1 November 2009. His father continued supporting the club after his death and there are still family links today.

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