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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other structure
District
Oxford
Town
Oxford
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), VC or GC Recipients
Maker
J Osborne Smith FRIBA
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 10 November 1928
    Attended by: Bishop of St Albans
  • Dedicated
    Date: 10 November 1928
    Attended by: Bishop of St Albans
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
31985
Current location

Trinity College
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 51466 06529
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Library with dedicatory nowy-headed wooden board placed by the entrance. The building is classical or Palladian in style, with five large windows and a portico surmounted by a symbolic trophy on the west side.
Inscription
THIS LIBRARY WAS ERECTED AS A PERPETUAL MEMORIAL/ OF ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-FIVE MEMBERS OF TRINITY COLLEGE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR OF 1914-1918/ FOR THE HONOUR AND SECURITY OF THEIR COUNTRY./ (Names)/ (Inscription in Greek which translates as 'Giving their bodies, they received undying praise')
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alington, G H
Allen, Thomas
Anderson, G R L
Auchinleck, D G H
Bain, D Mcl
Baker, A H
Baker, N E
Balfour, A S
Ball, R R
Barnes, H G
See details for all 155 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 155
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 155
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,additional,decorations
    Order of information: additional,decorations
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,additional,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Library
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: A printed list of subscribers and subscriptions is bound into the Benefactors' Book. (Trinity College Archives, Benefactors' Book IV ff. 59-66).
Memorial: c£20,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • The Oxford Magazine 21 June 1923 p.456 Plans for Memorial Library.
  • The Times 18 Oct. 1928 p.13;19 Oct.1928 p.20; 12 Nov. 1928 p.13

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