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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Nottingham
Town
Nottingham
County
Nottinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
J W Singer and Sons Ltd (Founder / Foundry)
HENRY POOLE ARA (Sculptor)
COL A.W. BREWILL FRIBA DSO (Architect)
MR JOHN BURTON OF NOTTINGHAM (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th November 1922
    Attended by: DUKE OF PORTLAND
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
38823
Current location

Locally known as the 'Nottingham Boys High School' or 'High School for Boys'
Nottingham High School
Waverley Mount
Nottingham
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG7 4ED
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 56595 40867
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
LIFE SIZE BRONZE FIGURE OF A YOUNG OFFICER IN UNIFORM AND HELMET LEADING HIS PLATOON IN ATTACK. PARTIALLY TURNING ROUND, HE IS BECKONING HIS MEN ON. SET ON A PORTLAND STONE BASE. QUATERE-FOIL IN PLAN ARRANGED IN THREE MOULDED STONE STEPS ON WHICH STANDS A PORTLAND STONE PEDESTAL, THE FRONT AND BACK FACES ARE CURVED ON PLAN, THE FRONT FACE HAS A CARTOUCHE INSCRIPTION TABLET WITH CARTOUCHE INSCRIPTION TABLET OF LATE RENAISSANCE CHARACTER, WITH THE NOTTINGHAM COAT OF ARMS AT THE HEAD OF THE SHIELD AND THE MOTTO AND CREST OF THE SCHOOL AT THE FOOT. FURTHER INSCRIPTION ON REVERSE FACE. NAMES ON BRONZE PANELS ON THE SIDE OF THE PEDESTAL.
Inscription
FRONT FACE: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / IN LASTING AND GRATEFUL MEMORY / OF THOSE FORMER MEMBERS / OF THIS SCHOOL / WHO BY THE SACRIFICE OF THEIR LIVES / FOR THE CAUSE OF THEIR COUNTRY / IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 / AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945 / ENNOBLED THE TRADITIONS / WHICH THEY HAD HERE RECEIVED. REVERSE FACE: GOD GAVE THEM A GREAT DUTY TO DO, AND THEY DID IT. / TE DEUM LAUDAMUS.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, G W
Aked, G
Allen, L H
Atherley, C E
Baker, A L
Ball, Albert
Ball, O H
Ball, W W
Ballamy, H W
Barrows, M D
See details for all 198 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 198
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 198
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 81
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 81
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL AT SOUTH ENTRANCE TO NOTTINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Reference
  • BRITISH PUBLIC SCHOOLS WAR MEMORIALS by KERNOT, C F 179-180 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:ROBERTS AND NEWTON 1927 LONDON
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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