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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other structure
District
Harrow
Town
Harrow
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Holloway Bros, SIR HERBERT BAKER RA
Ceremony
  • Foundation Stone
    Date: 6 Oct 1921
    Attended by: Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Unveiled
    Date: 6 Oct 1949
    Attended by: SIR DONALD SOMERVALL
  • Dedicated
    Date: 6 Oct 1949
    Attended by: Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Dedicated
    Date: 6 Oct 1926
    Attended by: Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Opened
    Date: 6 Oct 1926
    Attended by: RT HON STANLEY BALDWIN PC MP
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11321
Current location

HARROW SCHOOL
High St
Harrow
Harrow
Greater London
HA1 3HT
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 150 870
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Building on Church Hill road. Names of fallen on back wall within adjoining portico. Portico has a three semi-circular arched entrance and four external buttresses. Nowy-headed foundation stone on outer wall facing the road. On the foundation stone, between the dates 1914 1918 is the school's crest surmounted by a laurel wreath with cross swords behind it.
Inscription
Foundation stone: STET FORTUNA DOMUS/ 1914 1918/ DONORUM DEI DISPENSATIO FIDELIS/ IN HONOUR OF THE/ SONS OF HARROW WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/ THIS STONE OF THEIR MEMORIAL/ WAS LAID BY THEIR BROTHER HARROVIAN/ RANDALL ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY/ ON FOUNDER'S DAY OCTOBER 6TH 1921
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 646
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 646
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 351
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 351
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,decorations
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Building
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Harrow School War Memorial Building, Memorial Shrine, Ceremonial Staircase and Retaining Wall
  • Grade II*
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
Yes
Purpose: ASSISTANCE TO SONS OF FALLEN WHO ENTER HARROW
Sponsorship
Other
Responsibility
HARROW SCHOOL
Reference
  • The Times 19 may 1917 p.3 col.f
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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