Memorial details

Memorial type
Roll of honour or book of remembrance
North Kesteven
First World War (1914-1918)
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24 May 1922
    Attended by: Mr. G.C. Bartlett (Headmaster), Canon Langdon
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Current location

On external wall. Paper copy inside the church.
St Deny's Church
Market Place
North Kesteven
NG34 7SH

OS Grid Ref: TF 06875 45895
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • On the south wall of the nave.
    William Alvey School
    North Kesteven
    NG34 7EA

    OS Grid Ref: TF 07215 46102
    Denomination: Undefined
A wall-mounted rectangular, horizontally oriented, glazed paper Roll of Honour in a plain golden frame commemorating fallen soldiers who had been students of this school in their youth. The names are printed in gold lettering in two columns on either side of a large circle at the centre containing a wreath. The paper scroll has a rectangular elaborate border in black ink. This is a replacement of the original Roll of Honour which is of unknown format, as it has been lost. Also, a metal plaque, which is an exact duplicate copy of this replacement Roll of Honour, is placed on the outside wall of the school.
(Original unknown) -- Replacement scroll and wall plaque: (Names) AND FIVE KNOWN UNTO GOD/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS -- An information sheet underneath the Roll of Honour includes the following text: Project 72/ Project 72 was a community based project aimed at tracking down the names/ of the 72 children who attended William Alvey School and then went on to fight/ and tragically die for their country in WW1. Their names were originally written on/ a special scroll that the local paper, the 'Sleaford Journal', report was unveiled at/ William Alvey School on May 24th 1922 (Empire Day) by the Vicar of Sleaford./ Over the ensuing years the scroll was lost. The current Alvey children cross/ referenced Church and Civic monuments with our old school registers. We found/ almost all the names (names) sic and commissioned a permanent memorial at the front/ of the school and a replacement scroll that we have given to St Denys' Church. The/ project will also form part of a larger art trail 'When in Sleaford' which is being/ put together by ArtsNK and funded by a grant from the Mukherjee Brothers Trust,/ and the Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant./ S. TAPLEY, BSc Hons MSc PGCE. HEAD TEACHER, THE WILLIAM ALVEY CE SCHOOL, EASTGATE, SLEAFORD. SUMMER 2017
Inscription legible?
Names on memorial
Barnatt, J
Barton, G W
Bellamy, M
Bigley, F
Bristow, W
Brown, A E
Brown, G W
Burley, H L
Caborn, J E
Carter, C C
See details for all 67 names
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 67
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 67
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, initials or forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: depth 25mm, height 670mm, width 960mm
    Materials: Paper
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth c40mm, height c710mm, width c1000mm
    Materials: Bronze
12th March 2017: A replacement Roll of Honour was presented to St Denys Church, Sleaford, this work was completed by Project 72. A metal facsimile of the Roll of Honour can be found on the outside wall of the school, this was placed there on the 27th November 2016.
Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
  • Sleaford Journal, 27 May 1922.

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