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Current location

Memorial Chapel within the grounds of Rugby School,
Rugby School.
Lawrence Sheriff Street
Rugby
Rugby
Warwickshire
CV22 5EH
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 50199 74938
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Chapel in the plan shape of a Greek cross with four equal arms. It is lit by four large stained glass windows. Names of the fallen cut into stone tablets under the windows of the north & south transepts. ALTAR AND REREDOS GIVEN BY A SINGLE DONOR AND THE STAINED GLASS WINDOWS WERE GIVEN BY ANOTHER. FIVE LANCET LIGHTS IN THE WEST WALL OF THE CLOISTER. North window : LAST SUPPER, PROCESSION TO CALVARY AND CELEBRATION OF THE HOLY COMMUNION. IMAGE OF THE DONOR'S SON WHO FELL AND OF HIS DAUGHTER WHO WAS A NURSE ARE IN ONE OF THE OUTER LIGHTS East window : DEPICTION OF THE CRUCIFIXION. South window : ENTOMBMENT AND THE RESURRECTION DEPICTED. IN THE LOWER PART A RE TWO SCENES, ONE REPRESENTING THE BURIAL OF A SOLDIER AT THE FRONT AND THE OTHER THE VISION OF ST MARTIN West window : ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE IDEA OF PEACE AND HOPE Lancets : THEY CONTAIN AN IMAGE OF THE SCHOOL'S FOUNDER, LAWRENCE SHERIFF; KING OSWALD; KING ALFRED; KING EDMUND; KING ARTHUR
Inscription
ON OUTER WALL, EAST END OF CHAPEL: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / IN REMEMBRANCE OF OUR DEAD / 1914 - 1918 Tablet set into floor : THEY WHOM THIS CHAPEL COMMEMORATES / WERE NUMBERED AMONG THOSE WHO / AT THE CALL OF KING AND COUNTRY LEFT ALL / THAT WAS DEAR TO THEM, ENDURED HARDNESS, / FACED DANGER, AND FINALLY PASSED OUR OF / THE SIGHT OF MEN BY THE PATH OF DUTY / AND SELF-SACRIFICE, GIVING UP THEIR OWN / LIVES THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM. / LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER SEE TO IT / THAT THEIR NAME BE NOT FORGOTTEN INSIDE WALLS: 1914 - 1918 / (NAMES) / 1939 - 1945 / (NAMES) INSIDE TABLET: KOREA EGYPT / CYPRUS / 1950 - 1956 / (NAMES) LECTERN: GOD MADE TRIAL OF THEM AND FOUND / THEM WORTHY OF HIMSELF. AS GOLD / IN THE FURNACE HE PROVED THEM ABOVE NAMES OF FALLEN IN NORTH TRANSEPT: THESE WALLS RECORD THE NAMES OF / 679 SONS OF THE SCHOOL WHO GAVE / THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR / OF 1914 - 1918
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abell, W H
Ackroyd, T N
Acton, C A
Adam, R W W
Akerman, C S A
Alcock, E
Allen, W L
Amphlett, R F
Anderson, J R H
Anderson, R C
See details for all 689 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 683
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 683
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initals of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 350
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 350
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Egypt and the Suez Crisis (1951-1956)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Chapel
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Beer
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT RUGBY 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private,public
Responsibility
Rugby School governing body.
Reference

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