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Memorial details

Memorial type
Hall / Institute
District
Kennet
Town
Marlborough
County
Wiltshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Post-1945 war or conflict
Maker
LT COL W G NEWTON MC (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 23 May 1925
    Attended by: FM HRH Prince Arthur Duke of Connaught KG
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
24135
Current location

On the ground to the west of the main College buildings
joined to the Chapel by stone steps leading down to a brick-paved forecourt
MARLBOROUGH COLLEGE
A4
Marlborough
Kennet
Wiltshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 184 687
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Memorial Hall with 2 entrance doors separated by 8 columns. The square vestibule inside has an inner oak lobby with leather covered doors leading into the auditorium at the back of the seats. On the wall below the windows at the rear of the auditorium are the Ancaster stone tablets of WW1 names with initials in red and the rest in grey colouring. On the walls on either side of the door of a wing off the auditorium are the marble tablets of WW2 names.
Inscription
On the lintel in the vestibule: REMEMBER On the wooden cabinet: MARLBOROUGH COLLEGE/ ROLL OF HONOUR/ 1914 1918/ 1939 1945 WW2 names panels: 1939/ (NAMES) 1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adam, Aga
Adams, Cjn
Adamson, Hb
Addams-williams, Da
Addenbrooke, Jh
Aitchison, Gmh
Aldous, Sj
Aldrich-blake, Pg
Aldworth, Tr
Alexander, Dgs
See details for all 1116 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 749
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 749
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 415
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 415
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Post-1945 war or conflict
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Hall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - York, Wood - Oak
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble, Stone - Ancaster
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown, Leather
  • Bookcase
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: IT WAS ORIGINALLY PLANNED IN 1919, WITH A CAPACITY OF 1256 SEATS. PLANS WERE ALTERED TWICE. FIRSTLY TO COPE WITH WATER RISING FROM THE R. KENNET (THE BUILDING OR FOUNDATIONS SUNK) AND SECONDLY DUE TO SHORTAGE OF FUNDS. INCLUDED IN THE MEMORIAL IS THE PAVED FORECOURT AND FLIGHT OF STEPS TO THE COLLEGE CHAPEL.
Memorial: approx £53,000.

Trust fund/Scholarship
Yes
Purpose: Education of sons of the Fallen
Responsibility
MARLBOROUGH COLLEGE
Reference
  • BRITISH PUBLIC SCHOOLS WAR MEMORIALS by KERNOT, C F pp.108-111 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:ROBERTS AND NEWTON 1927 LONDON Contains full description and details of the Hall and the Opening Ceremony 1925.
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