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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Reading
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Colonial India, Boer War; Second (1899-1902), First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 23 Sep.1904
    Attended by: FM Lord Methuen GCB GCMG GCVO GCB CB CMG
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
41582
Current location

READING SCHOOL CHAPEL
Erleigh Rd
Reading
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 5LW
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 710 730
Denomination: Non-Denominational

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Previous locations
  • East side of School Porch
    Kendrick School
    Reading
    Reading
    Berkshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
THREE STONE TABLETS MOUNTED ON MARBLE SURROUND BRASS BOSS WITH SCHOOL COAT OF ARMS
Inscription
DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORI/ THE/ ROLL OF HONOUR/ IS ERECTED/ TO THOSE/ OLD KENDRICKS/ WHO DIED/ HEROES/ (NAMES) CHITRAL CAMPAIGN 1895 (NAME) BOER WAR (NAMES)/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Colonial India
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 48
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 48
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Frame
    Measurements: depth 100MM, height 1130MM, width 180MM
    Materials: Marble - Red
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
Memorial was originally for african casualties; names added to for WW1
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
READING SCHOOL
Reference
  • For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902 by Gildea, James p.12 Published:Eyre and Spottiswoode 1911 London

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