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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other memorial
District
Birmingham
Town
Sutton Coldfield
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), VC or GC Recipients
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 02nd December 1920
    Attended by: LT GEN SIR JOHN KEIR KCB
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
38683
Current location

Bishop Veseys Grammar School
Lichfield Rd
Sutton Coldfield
Birmingham
West Midlands
B74 2NH
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 12162 96814
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
EXTENSIVE PANELLING FILLING THE NORTH WALL OF THE ROOM KNOWN AS THE OLD BIG SCHOOL. INCORPORATES A CANOPY OVER A DAIS AND HEADMASTERS DESK. INCORPORATES SEPARATE MEMORIAL PLAQUES COMMEMORATING THE SCHOOLS TWO VC WINNERS (NIWM 38686 - 38687)
Inscription
BISHOP VESEY'S GRAMMAR SCHOOL/ ROLL OF HONOUR/ THE FOLLOWING O.V.S LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/ "AND THOSE THAT LEAVE THEIR GALLANT BONES IN FRANCE/ DYING LIKE MEN.....THEY SHALL BE FAMED"/ (NAMES)/ THE FOLLOWING O.V.S SERVED AND SURVIVED/ "IN THIS GLORIOUS AND WELL FOUGHTEN FIELD/ WE KEPT TOGETHER IN OUR CHIVALRY"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbey, A H
Abrahall, A S
Adams, D
Adams, T H
Adams, V H
Allday, G W
Allen, A
Antrobus, R
Avenell, M
Bailey, J A
See details for all 332 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 332
    Served and returned: 270
    Died: 62
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Panelling
    Measurements: height 4000MM, width 8500MM
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
SCHOOL AUTHORITIES

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