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Memorial details

Memorial type
Chapel or Church: Freestanding building
District
Rutland
Town
Oakham
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
FRANCIS WILLIAM SARGANT (Sculptor)
Bowman and Sons (Builder)
G E S Streatfeild (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Foundation Stone
    Date: 24th July 1924
    Attended by: Bishop of Winchester
  • Dedicated
    Date: 29th October 1925
    Attended by: Bishop of Peterborough
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
37781

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Current location

Oakham School
Oakham
Rutland
Leicestershire
LE15 6DT
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 86082 08827
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Memorial chapel with wall-mounted reliefs. Inscripton and names on panels at either side of doorway. Reliefs include biblical scenes and scenes of grief-stricken people being comforted.
Inscription
THIS CHAPEL IS ERECTED TO THE GLORY OF GOD /AND IN MEMORY OF/ THE OLD OAKHAMIANS WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-19/ FORTI/ TVDO/ TEMP/ ERANT/ IA/ PRV/ DENT/ IA/ JUSTIT/ IA TO THE GLORY OF GOD/IN MEMORY OF THE OLD OAKHAMIANS/WHO DIED IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR/1939-1945/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Albrecht, C E R
Albrecht, J E N
Allen, G G
Appleby, A J
Archer, G F B
Astle, J B
Atter, C F
Atter, J E
Baines, C J
Baines, J L
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 71
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 71
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 84
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 84
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Chapel
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Weldon, Wood - Oak
  • Altar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Relief
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
History
1996: Cleaned in August
Costs

Memorial: £16,658

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
Oakham School
Reference

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