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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
Shrewsbury And Atcham
Town
Shrewsbury
County
Shropshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), VC or GC Recipients, Anglo-Spanish War (1585-1604)
Maker
Mr Arthur G Walker RA, Mr Brook-Kitchen, Messrs. Foster and Dicksee, A B Burton
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24 May 1923
    Attended by: Lt Gen Sir Harold G Walker KCB KCMG DSO
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1948
    Attended by: Gen Sir Bernard Paget
  • Dedicated
    Date: 24 May 1923
    Attended by: Bishop of Chester
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14013
Current location

In the apex of the angle in the central avenue which leads to the front gate and the school building
Shrewsbury School
Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury And Atcham
Shropshire
SY3 7AL
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 48597 12075
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A bronze stature of Sir Philip Sidney in armour, mounted on a tall pedestal, holding his helmet in his right hand and his sword in his left. The names of the fallen from the First World War are carved in columns on two sides of the pedestal; the names of those killed in the Second World War are carved on a low concave wall which arcs behind the memorial. There are also bronze panels on the pedestal, depicting first a trench scene, and second Sir Philip Sidney's death at the Battle of Zutphen. The school arms are on the pedestal in relief.
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: PHILLIPUS SIDNEY SALOPIENSIS / SCHOLAE MEAE ALUMNOS AGNOSTO/ MCMXIV + MCMXVII [approx translation: 'the students of my school understand'] 3 AND 9 O'CLOCK FACE: (NAMES) 12 O'CLOCK FACE: ZUTPHEN MDLXXXVI/ (NAMES) ON WALL: MCMXXXIX/ MCMXLV (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ackroyd, H
Adams, G N
Adams, L K
Addy, J C
Aitchison, A L
Alltree, C D
Alltree, E W
Anderson, H G
Anderson, N R
Arnold, O V
See details for all 234 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 322
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 322
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 259
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 259
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Anglo-Spanish War (1585-1604)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL AT SHREWSBURY SCHOOL
  • 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
History
EXCELLENT CONDITION
Costs

Comments: The funds raised after the Second World War amounted to around £15,000, but this money was largely used to pay for the education of the sons of Old Salopians at the school.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • 'Salopians in London: Annual Meeting', Wellington Journal & Shrewsbury News, 27 March 1920, p. 5.
  • 'Shrewsbury School War Memorial Plans', Wellington Journal & Shrewsbury News, 27 July 1946, p. 6.
  • British Public Schools War Memorials, C F Kernot (1927), pp. 162-163.
  • 'Two Memorials at Shrewsbury School', Wellington Journal & Shrewsbury News, 26 May 1923, p. 7.
  • '...The war memorial is a life-sized stature of Sir Philip Sidney...', The Times, 25 May 1923, p. 9.
  • 'Shrewsbury School War Memorial', Wellington Journal & Shrewsbury News, 25 March 1922, p. 12.
  • 'Shrewsbury School: War Memorial', Wellington Journal & Shrewsbury News, 28 May 1921, p. 8.

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