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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sports pavilion
District
Oxford
Town
Oxford
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 19 November 1921
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
31999
Current location

In the Snooker Room
Wolvercote Young Peoples Club
St Peters Road
Oxford
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 8BB
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 49744 09686
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • IN THE COLLEGE DEAN'S OFFICE
    Balliol College
    Broad Street
    Oxford
    Oxford
    Oxfordshire
    OX1 3BJ
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SP 504 065
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Keith Rae House
    Blackfriars Road
    Oxford
    Oxford
    Oxfordshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
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Description
PURPOSE-BUILT CLUB HOUSE WITH GYMNASIUM, CLUB ROOMS AND FULL-TIME CLUB LEADER. DEDICATORY BRASS PLAQUE WITHIN A WOODEN FRAME PLACED INSIDE-this survives
Inscription
KEITH RAE HOUSE/ BUILT IN MEMORY OF KEITH RAE/ PRESIDENT IN THE YEARS 1909-10/ OF THE BALLIOL COLLEGE BOYS' CLUB/ 2ND LIEUT, 8TH BATTALION THE RIFLE BRIGADE/ HE WAS KILLED AT DAWN ON 30TH JULY 1915/ DEFENDING HIS TRENCH AT HOOGHE LES YPRES/ WHEN THE GERMANS FIRST ATTACKED WITH LIQUID FIRE/ Christ's faithful soldier and servant/ unto his life's end.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Rae, Keith
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, date of death, regiment, place of death, forename, manner of death, additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 9'', width 15''
    Materials: Brass
  • Building
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
History
1960s: THE CLUB HOUSE WAS DEMOLISHED WHEN THE ST EBBE'S DISTRICT WAS REDEVELOPED
Costs

Comments: The Keith Rae Trust was established on 28 Feb. 1921 with £3,000 given by Edward Rae to provide 'A Permanent Memorial of the work of Keith Rae in connection with Balliol College Boys' Club.' After the club closed in 1971, the compensation was invested and the Trust gave grants to various youth organizations.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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