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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Richmond Upon Thames
Town
Teddington
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1920
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
63332
Current location

Stanley Junior School
Stanley Road/Strathmore Road junction
Teddington
Richmond Upon Thames
Greater London
TW11 0NU
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 152 713
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Obelisk shaft with a decorative octagonal base set on a square plinth. The 6, 3, and 9 o'clock faces have the dedication and names in black lettering.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: THE OLD BOYS OF THIS SCHOOL/ WHO ON THE THRESHOLD OF MANHOOD/ GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914-1919/ LEAVING A GLORIOUS MEMORY AND AN/ UNDYING EXAMPLE/ THEY 'PLAYED THE GAME' TO THE END. 3 o'clock face: (Names) 9 o'clock face: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Archer, William
Avery, Frank
Barwood, Harry
Battle, Arthur
Benjamin, John
Bowyer, Leonard
Brewin, Thomas
Brown, Walter
Burrows, Leonard
Burton, Herbert
See details for all 52 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 67
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 67
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Stanley School War Memorial
  • 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
Reference
  • Teddington teaching assistant unearths missing names from WWI memorial Richmond and Twickenham Times 16 November 2018 Teddington teaching assistant unearths missing names from WWI memorial By Ralitsa Arabadzhieva teaching assistant at a Teddington primary school has uncovered the names of the teachers and pupils missing from a First World War memorial. During the 2007 restoration of the memorial, which stands in front of Stanley Primary School, 15 of the 67 names of those who gave their lives in the conflict were so badly worn away they could not be read. This, however, inspired Stanley teaching assistant and local history enthusiast, Fiona Baum, to find out who these men were, and engrave their names on the memorial. She spent years looking through the school’s archives, and local lists of men killed during and after the war. David Neller, a creator of the online World War One war memorial for Teddington assisted Fiona throughout her journey of shedding light on the truth. Fiona said: “Ever since I started working at Stanley Primary School I've had a fascination for the war memorial. When I discovered there were some names missing I became even more interested, and thought I’d try to find out who they were and restore them to their rightful place”. Fiona found the worn away names just in time for the school’s memorial service. She solved the mystery with help from David Neller, by cross-referencing results from lists in the school archives, and local newspapers. Their names were engraved on a plaque as a temporary measure for now, but Fiona is hoping to apply for funding and get their names back where they belong to. She added: “I felt quite proud at this year's Remembrance service to see the names restored, albeit in a temporary form until they can be re-engraved. We at Stanley have always been very proud of our memorial as it’s one of very few stone memorials erected in a primary school”

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