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Old Merchant Taylors And School Staff - WW1 And WW2

WM reference
43525
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Ceremony
  • Dedicated : 1922
  • Rededicated : 1937
  • Rededicated : 9th April 2011
Current location

War Memorial Sports Ground Clubhouse
Merchant Taylors School
Sandy Lodge
Moor Park
Three Rivers
Hertfordshire
HA6 2HT
England
OS Grid Ref.: Undefined
Denomination: Undefined

Previous location

Old Merchant Taylors Society
Durrants Club House
Lincoln Way
Croxley Green
Three Rivers
Hertfordshire
WD3 3ND
England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 060 960
Denomination: Undefined

Description

Sports pavilion and playing fields with dedicatory tablet. Also two boards with the names of casualties of the First World War. This is surmounted by a central board bearing the school crest and dates 1914-1918. On the staircase landing are mounted two boards with the names of casualties of the Second World War. The Clubhouse is identified by a grey slate tablet with lighter lettering

Inscription

Tablet: THIS CLUBHOUSE ITS PAVILION/ AND PLAYING FIELDS REPLACE THE/ SPORTS GROUND AT TEDDINGTON 1922-1937 AND DURRANTS 1937/-2011 AS THE MEMORIAL/ TO ALL OLD MERCHANT TAYLORS AND/ SCHOOL STAFF WHO HAVE GIVEN/ THEIR LIVES IN WAR/ THE MERCHANT TAYLORS COMPANY/ MERCHANT TAYLORS SCHOOL AND/ THE OLD MERCHANT TAYLORS SOCIETY/ HAVE PLEDGED TO PRESERVE/ THIS MEMORIAL SPORTS GROUND/ FOR THE USE OF OLD MERCHANT TAYLORS/ AND THE SCHOOL./ Dr Julian Oram FRCP, Master Stephen Wright MA, Head Master/ Jon Gabitass MA, President Old Merchant Taylors' Society/ 9th April 2011 Board: 1914-1918/ (Names) Board: 1939-1945/ (Names) Wording of previous central board was ; THIS HOUSE AND THE GROUNDS/ REPLACE THOSE AT TEDDINGTON/ AS A WAR MEMORIAL/ ON THE PANELS ARE SET FORTH/ THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN TWO WARS Exterior of building: OLD MERCHANT TAYLORS'/ WAR MEMORIAL CLUBHOUSE

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Adkin, A W
Ainley, W P
Alderton, C F C
Allen, D G A
Allen, L E
Anderton, A L
Anderton, W L
Andrews, J G
Andrews, E L
Appleyard, G S
See details for all 316 names

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 315
Served and returned: 0
Died: 315
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 140
Served and returned: 0
Died: 140
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname

Component

Playing / Sports field
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Undefined
Listed?: No

Component

Pavilion
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Undefined
Listed?: No

Component

Board
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 2050MM, width 910MM
Materials: Wood
Listed?: No

Component

Tablet
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Slate
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 1922
Attended by:

Ceremony

Rededicated
Date: 1937
Attended by:

Ceremony

Rededicated
Date: 9th April 2011
Attended by:

History

2011: New clubhouse opened with memorial. 2011: A new tablet was commissioned following the move from Durrants Clubhouse to the new Clubhouse in Merchant Taylors' School, whose postal address is Northwood, Middlesex (London Borough of Hillingdon), but is situated in Hertfordshire. The tablet records the move from Durrants. 1937: Memorial clubhouse relocated from Teddington to Durrants Clubhouse. 1922: Memorial clubhouse dedicated at Teddington.

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

Source: Image Library UK NIWM Published:OUP 1962

Reference

Other website http://www.omtsociety.org.uk/news/default.asp

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