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Memorial details

Memorial type
Arch
District
Bristol
Town
Clifton
County
Avon
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953)
Maker
Major Charles Holden
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 30 June 1922
    Attended by: FIELD MARSHAL THE EARL HAIG KT GCB OM GCVO KCIE
  • Dedicated
    Date: 30 June 1922
    Attended by: Bishop of Newcastle
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
56851
Current location

At the entrance
Clifton College
College Rd
Clifton
Bristol
Avon
BS8 3JG
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 560 730
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Red sandstone archway with wooden gate. Two windows placed on each side of the gate, below which are two arched doors. A coloured coat of arms is placed at the top in the center, were there is a step pediment. Names and dedicatory inscription are placed on the walls inside the archway. A turret staircase leads up to the roof and flagstaff.
Inscription
Pedestrian entrance left: 1914 - 1919 Pedestrian entrance right: 1939 - 1946 School entrance right: 1939 - 1946 School entrance left: 1914 - 1919 Inside Arch left and right: (Names) Inside Arch center Left: To the memory of/ The 853 Cliftonians/ who fell in the wars/ 1914 - 1919 1939 - 1946/ From the great Marshall to the last recruit/ These Clifton were thyself they spirit it in deed/ Thy flower of Chivalry thy fallen fruit/ And Thine Immortal seed./ (Names). Inside Arch Centre right: To the memory of/ The 853 Cliftonians/ who fell in the wars/ 1914 - 1919 1939 - 1946/ From the great Marshall to the last recruit/ These Clifton were thyself they spirit it in deed/ Thy flower of Chivalry thy fallen fruit/ And Thine Immortal seed./ (Names). School Entrance far left: 1950 Korean war 1953/ 1951 (Name)/ Royal Northumberland Fuiliers.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 582
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 582
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died
    Order of information: year died,surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 289
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 289
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died
    Order of information: year died,surname
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,regiment,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Arch
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
  • CLIFTON COLLEGE, VICTORY ARCH
  • 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
Costs

Memorial: c £10,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Trustees of College
Reference
  • A History of Clifton College by King, John Edward 193 - 197
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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