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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Oxford
Town
Oxford
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unknown
    Date: c 1920's
    Attended by:
  • Unveiled
    Date: 6 May 2004
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
32031
Current location

Adjacent to gateway
outside wall of the former Tun Room,
The Lion Brewery
St. Thomas' Street
Oxford
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 1JF
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 50819 06134
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Brass plaque within a glazed, white painted gabled wood frame attached to outside wall of the Tun Room. Engraved inscription and names all enclosed by an engraved continuous single line border, square-turning around fixing points at each corner.
Inscription
THIS TABLET / IS ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF THE / FOLLOWING MEMBERS OF THE / LION BREWERY. OXFORD. / WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR / FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY. / IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM & JUSTICE. / (9 NAMES) / "Greater love hath no man than this, / that he lay down his life for his friend."
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Burden, G. H.
Fillmore, W.
French, W.
Godfrey, H.
Haynes, J.
North, E.
Randall, A.
Russell, W.
Speaks, W.
See details for all 9 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename initials, surname, rank, regiment
    Order of information: Rank
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 750 mm, width 750 mm
    Materials: Brass
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood, Glass
Listing information
Condition
History
The brewery was closed and purchased in September 1999 by T. H. Kingerlee & Sons of Kidlington, who removed and restored the plaque. It is now re-instated at the old brewery site which has been re-developed.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Reference
  • A Century of British Brewers plus plus 1890-2012 by Norman Barber, Mike Brown and Ken Smith p.124 Published:Longfield Brewery History Society 2012 Longfield, Kent Brewing ceased in 1998 and the site has been mainly demolished for housing.
  • Web-link to Oxford History - Lion Brewery memorial page. www.oxfordhistory.org.uk/war/workplaces/lion_brewery.html

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