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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Merton
Town
Wimbledon
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), Iraq War (2003-2011), Afghanistan (2001-2014)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2nd November 1949
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 2nd November 1949
    Attended by: Archbishop of Canterbury
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
12466
Current location

In the Great Hall
Kings College School
Southside Common
Wimbledon
Merton
Greater London
SW19 4TT
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 23447 70678
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Five marble wall panels with School crest on centre panel.
Inscription
CENTRE PANEL: 1939-1945/ THE SCHOOL REMEMBERS/ [names] OTHER PANELS: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Andrew, L D
Ball, D H
Bayliss, R
Beacham, D O
Bellchamber, K E
Bensted, P S
Berthoud, G E
Bonn, P M C
Booth, P W
Boswell, A C J
See details for all 135 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 147
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 146
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Iraq War (2003-2011)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Afghanistan (2001-2014)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
History
2003: Letters repainted and tablet cleaned and restored.
Costs

Comments: In December 1946 an appeal was launched jointly by the School, the Corporation and the Old King's Club. £20,000 was raised. Part of the money raised supported a building programme, including the acquisition of the Priory, a large house with a large garden. This was used to enlarge the Junior School.

Trust fund/Scholarship
Yes
Purpose: A fund for sons of Old Boys who had served.
Sponsorship
Other
Responsibility
King's College School
Reference
  • Local Publication/Booklet School Magazine. April 1947 pp.1-2.
  • A Great Day School in London: A History of King's College School by Thomas Hinde pp.83,87,91,93. Published:James and James 1995
  • Newsletter 103, October 2003; 116, May 2010 Old King's Club,including obituaries of David Williams (Iraq) and Paul Mervis (Afghanistan)
  • Published:Pentland Press 2000 Autobiography of Desmond Plunkett (see OKC Newsletter April 2002 for obituary).

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