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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Southwark
Town
Dulwich
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), VC or GC Recipients, Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
W H Atkin-Berry FRIBA, John Wells-Thorpe
Ceremony
  • Unknown
    Date: 1984
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Dedicated
    Date: 17 June 1921
    Attended by: Dean of Durham
  • Unveiled
    Date: 17 June 1921
    Attended by: MAJOR GENERAL SIR WEBB GILLMAN KCMG CB DSO
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
12610
Current location

At East front of main building.
Dulwich College
College Road
Dulwich
Southwark
Greater London
SE21 7LD
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 33254 72990
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Latin cross surmounting octagonal base on three-tiered steps. Eight panels of names on plinth. WW2 names on plinths (stelae) one each side of cross, on North-South axis.
Inscription
MORTUI VIVUNT / PUERI / ALLEYNIENSES / MCMXIV - MCMXIX PANELS: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, F C
Adams, C H
Adams, R
Alexandre, J W
Allason, L T
Amsden, H L
Anderson, H L
Anthony, P
Apergis, T S
Archer, T
See details for all 485 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 485
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 485
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 29 ft
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL EAST OF DULWICH COLLEGE
  • 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
Costs

Comments: It was hoped to raise £10,000. £414 was used for the war memorial and the rest earmarked to give financial help to sons of Old Alleynians who died in the war. By 1934 ll of these boys had been educated and there were no claimants and the money was invested to form a permanent scholarship fund administered by the Gilkes memorial Trust.

Trust fund/Scholarship
Yes
Purpose: Provision for dependants of Old Alleynians who fell in the war. Foundation of School Scholarships.
Sponsorship
Other
Reference
  • BRITISH PUBLIC SCHOOLS WAR MEMORIALS by KERNOT, C F pp.225-6 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:ROBERTS AND NEWTON 1927 LONDON Refers to 518 Old Alleynians and 4 masters killed. The list of names on file shows 481 boys and 4 masters killed, while 'The Dulwich Yearbook 1921 refers to 485 Old Alleynians known to have died. The architect and the unveiler were both Old Alleynians.
  • God's Gift: A Living History of Dulwich College by Sheila Hodges p.253 Published:Heinemann 1981 London
  • Dulwich College: A History 1616-2008 by Jan Piggott pp.174-5, 179, 235-9,315, 380 Published:Dulwich College 2008 London
  • Dulwich College: A Brief History and Guide to the Buildings by J R Piggott p.60 Published:Dulwich College 1990 'The Memorial has now been sensitively completed with the names of the dead from the Second World War on stelae designed by John Wells-Thorpe '
  • The Times 15 June 1921 p.7 col.e The memorial will be dedicated by Bishop Welldon. (1854-1937) Master of Dulwich College 1883-85. Bishop of Calcutta 1898-1902 and Dean of Durham 1918-33.
  • South London Press Fri. 24 June 1921 p.5 col.d

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