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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Windsor And Maidenhead
Town
Old Windsor
County
Berkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Sir Giles Gilbert Scott ARA RA (Architect)
Adrian Gilbert Scott (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: 1948
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13 November 1921
    Attended by: Lt Gen Sir George Macdonogh GBE KCB KCMG
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
64242
Current location

At the edge of the lawns
approximately 45 metres from northwest corner of main building.
Beaumont Estate (formerly Beaumont College)
Burfield Rd
Old Windsor
Windsor And Maidenhead
Berkshire
SL4 2JJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 989 732
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Symmetrical podium of four steps which rises to a plain altar with flanking bench seats, and tall cenotaph. Console brackets to projecting inscription panel bearing a bronze commemorative plaque with blocking course with acroteria and finial of laurel wreath and swords. Above is a large round arched opening containing a bronze Christ on stone cross, moulded cornice and pediment top and frieze with motto.
Inscription
AETERNA NON CADUCA/(Names)/ TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THE BOYS OF BEAUMONT WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR, MCMXIV-MCMXVIII/ MCMXIV REQUIEM AETERNAM DONNA EIS DOMINE MCMXVIII (Exact line spacing and sentence case unknown)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, A J
Anderson, P M
Arnold, B W
Bagshawe, E G
Baron De Freyne, Arthur
Bartlett, G
Beare, P O
Bell, J L M
Bellamy, P R
Berkeley, T M
See details for all 220 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 133
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 133
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Ashlar
  • Crucifix
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze, Stone
  • Altar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Ashlar
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL AT BEAUMONT COLLEGE APPROXIMATELY 45 METRES FROM NORTH WEST CORNER OF MAIN BUILDING
  • 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
History
1948: WW2 names added and memorial was rededicated by Bishop Chichester (1879-1962), Headmaster and Rector of Beaumont 1921-29. 26 June 1998: Grade II* listed c2007 the Beaumont Union (Old Boys) was arranging annual services at the memorial on Reemembrance Day.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • The Times 14 Nov. 1921 p.5 The memorial was unveiled in the presence of the Archbishop of Westminster and the Bishop of Nottingham. General Macdonough, '...having unveiled the memorial, said he was sorry that the poppy had been adopted this year as the sign to commemorate their fallen. It was a pagan flower, it was the emblem of oblivion, and the last thing they wanted to do was to forget them.'
  • BRITISH PUBLIC SCHOOLS WAR MEMORIALS by KERNOT, C F pp.20-21 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:ROBERTS AND NEWTON 1927 LONDON States 133 names were inscribed.
  • Buildings of England series by Various 'Berkshire' 2nd ed. pp.418-9 (2010)

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