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Memorial details

Memorial type
Bells or bell tower
Town
Godalming
County
Surrey
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
A G GRENFELL (Architect)
John Taylor and Co (Founder / Foundry)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 26th May 1922
    Attended by: Bishop of Chester
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2580
Current location

Charterhouse School
Godalming
Surrey
GU7 2DX
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 96388 45075
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • FRAMED INSCRIPTION IN BELFRY OF CHAPEL
    Mostyn House School
    Parkgate
    South Wirral
    Cheshire
    CH43 4UY
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SJ 30848 88678
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
CARILLON AND FRAMED INSCRIPTION IN CHAPEL 37 BELLS
Inscription
A.M.D.G./THE CARILLON OF 31 BELLS/IN THIS BELFREY IS A MEMORIAL TO ALLAN/APPLEBY DREW AND TO THE OTHERS OF/THE FOUR SCORE OF OUR BOYS NAMED BELOW/WHO FELL FIGHTING FOR ENGLAND IN THE/GREAT WAR./HI, MEMORANT HOMINES, PATRIAE NOBISQUE SALVTEM/REDDERE DVM POSSENT HAVD METVERE MORI/NEC POTVERE, DEVS RESPONDET; SILICET ILLIS/VIVERE QUI DOCEANT VITA PERENNIS ERIT/"CRUEL THEIR FATE, AND PITEOUS" MEN SAY;/"HEROIC BOYS, CUT OFF BEFORE THEIR DAY;/DANGER AND PAIN FOR ENGLAND THEY DEFIED;/FOR US THEY FOUGHT,FOR US UNTIMELY DIED."/"NAY," GOD REPLIES: "THEIRS IS NOT 'DEATH BUT LIFE;/THEY FOUGHT FOR FREEDOM;STROVE - TO FINISH STRIFE;/ALL GENERATIONS, TAUGHT BY THEM TO LIVE,/LIFE EVERLASTING TO THEIR TEACHERS GIVE."/QVOS TVBA PRO PATRIA SOCIOS TITVBANTE CITAVIT/HI TIBI JAM SOCIO COMPOSVERE TVBAS./MERE BOYS, THEY SAW THEIR STRICKEN COUNTRY REEL;/THEIR HEADY RANKS ROSE AT THE TRUMPET'S PEAL;/HOW WILL YOU GIVE THEM THANKS?/THEY'VE SET ON HIGH THIS TRUMPET'S PEAL FOR YOU;/SO MUST YOUR LIFE, LIKE THEIRS, RING SWEET AND TRUE;/YOU, TOO, HAVE "JOINED THE RANKS."/(NAMES, ENDING WITH 'AND ANY OTHERS NOT TRACED')/THE BELLS ARE NO PART OF OUR FREEHOLD. IF EVER/MOSTYN HOUSE CEASES TO BE A SCHOOL THEY ARE TO BE/OFFERED TO AN ENGLISH PUBLIC SCHOOL, PREFERABLY/TO CHARTERHOUSE, THAT THEY MAY GO ON SPEAKING/TO ENGLISH BOYS AS LONG AS ENGLAND LASTS.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, J S
Adamson, D
Alison, A J
Anthony, T V
Atkin, K
Barrington, N S
Bennett, J W
Blake, J M
Bolton, H H
Bolton, J
See details for all 79 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 79
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 79
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Bells
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Print
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Paper
Listing information
Condition
History
2010, July: School Closed. Inscription on plaque specifies that if the School closes the bells are to be offered to a public school, preferably Charterhouse. The building is Grade II* listed.
Costs

Site: c£3000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference
  • Birkenhead News 27th May 1927
  • Mostyn House Archives

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