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Memorial details

Memorial type
Chapel: Dedicated within church building
District
Wyre
Town
Fleetwood
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), VC or GC Recipients
Maker
Eric Gill ARA, SIR ROBERT LORIMER, MRS GERTRUDE ALICE MEREDITH WILLIAMS, MESSRS W & A CLOW, MESSRS HARRISON AND HARRISON, MESSRS WATKINS AND WATSON
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 26th June 1925
    Attended by: Archbishop of York
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
42680
Current location

ROSSALL SCHOOL
Blackpool Rd
Fleetwood
Wyre
Lancashire
FY7 8JW
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 31463 44851
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Chapel with elaborate altarpiece by Eric Gill. Also new pulpit, reredos, seating, windows, gallery and organ. Dedictory inscription on panelling Altar is elaborately decorated with a Crucifixion scene and two scenes from the life of John the Baptist. Depiction of St John The Baptist carved onto the pulpit. The life of Our Lord is depicted in the east window with aspects of the Crucifixtion, Resurrection and Ascension. Figures of Christ in his majesty flanked by St George and St Christopher are depicted in the apse windows. In the three light window the City of God is depicted with the entrance of warriors into blessedness, meeting the Virgin with her choir, St Ambrose, St Augustine, Simeon, Zachary, David with a harp, St George and the Holy Innocence. At the top of the central light is the figure of Christ in glory. The figure of a wild ass wearing a football cap is carved at the end of one of the pews. The ends of the pews in the Chancel have the signs of St Matthew and St John
Inscription
PANEL ONE: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF 297 ROSSALLIANS/ WHO, IN THE YEARS 1914 TO 1919,/ DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ (NAMES) PANEL TWO: SO THEY PASSED OVER, AND/ ALL THE TRUMPETS SOUNDED FOR THEM ON THE OTHER SIDE/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ackerlely, P R
Adam, J I
Ainsworth, W
Alexander, J E
Andrews, F D
Andrews, S M
Appleton, A
Ashley, W D
Auden, G W
Ayre, G W
See details for all 150 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 594
    Served and returned: 297
    Died: 297
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    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: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Altar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • Organ or Organ part
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • Pulpit
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • Reredos
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • Seat
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
ROSSALL SCHOOL
Reference
  • BRITISH PUBLIC SCHOOLS WAR MEMORIALS by KERNOT, C F 94-96 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:ROBERTS AND NEWTON 1927 LONDON

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