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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Bromley
Town
Orpington
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Sir William Reynolds-Stephens (Designer)
Gilbert Bayes RBS (Sculptor)
Morris Singer & Co Ltd (Undefined)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: C1949
    Attended by: FM Sir Claude Auchinleck GCB GCIE CSI DSO OBE
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21st July 1922
    Attended by: MAJ-GENERAL F MAURICE CB
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11060
Current location

In the Main Hall
St Olave's Grammar School
Goddington La
Orpington
Bromley
Greater London
BR6 9SH
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 46585 65242
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • ST OLAVE'S SCHOOL
    Tooley St
    Southwark
    Southwark
    Greater London
    SE1
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 330 790
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
BRONZE FIGURE OF ST OLAF PLACED AGAINST CROSS SHAPED STONE BACKBOARD WHICH IS IN TURN MOUNTED ONTO A BLACK STONE BACKBOARD. NAMES PANELS TO THE LEFT, RIGHT AND BASE OF THE FIGURE. BRONZE FIGURE DEPICTS ST OLAF STANDING WITH A SPEAR IN HIS HANDS
Inscription
CENTRE SECTION: OLAF TO BEAR ALONG OLAF TO RIGHT A WRONG TILL ALL OUR FIGHT BE FOUGHT/ TRUE LOVE BY DEATH/ TRUE LOVE BY LIFE IS TRIED/ LIVE THOU FOR ENGLAND/ WE FOR ENGLAND DIED/ 1914 1919 OTHER SECTIONS: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Akerman, R P
Almond, J E
Athow, W
Baker, A G
Baker, H W
Barton, E
Beecroft, W H
Belcher, D C
Bennett, F B
Benson, G E
See details for all 192 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 192
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 192
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,additional,decorations
    Order of information: surname,decorations,additional
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 96
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 96
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
History
1949 WW2 additions by Gilbert Bayes.
Trust fund/Scholarship
Yes
Purpose: ANNUAL PRIZE & TRAVEL
Reference
  • BROMLEY WAR MEMORIALS VOLUME FIVE by RASON, PAUL 86-8 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:LONDON BOROUGH OF BROMLEY NOV 1999 BROMLEY
  • Gilbert Bayes: Sculptor 1872-1953 by Louise Irvine and Paul Atterbury p.183 Published:Richard Dennis 1998 Shepton Beauchamp Bronze cast by Singer's 1948
  • South London Press 28 July 1922 p.6
  • BRITISH PUBLIC SCHOOLS WAR MEMORIALS by KERNOT, C F 226-7 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:ROBERTS AND NEWTON 1927 LONDON
  • Sir William Reynolds-Stephens: A Life's Work - Painter, Craftsman, Designer and Sculptor 1862-1943 by Caroline Sherlock 170-1, 180 Published:Caroline Sherlock 2002 24 Champion Grove, London, SE5 8BW

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