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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Chelmsford
Town
Chelmsford
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
65525
Current location

The memorial is located in the school library
which previously functioned as the assembly hall.
King Edward VI Grammar School
Broomfield Road
Chelmsford
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 1SS
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 70401 07459
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
An oak board composed of three panels . The central panel is approximately rectangular and slightly indented on the top corners ,the vertical axis longer . At the top the school crest and motto raised and in full colour with the Royal Coat of Arms without mantling or supporters , at top the Initials E R either side of the Royal Crown , the date 1551 either side of the shield and below that the motto and then the dedication .On each side a further panel approximately rectangular with the names in two columns , WW1 on the left panel and WW2 on the right . The commemoration and names are incised and darkened .
Inscription
Left panel: 1914-1918 (Names)/ Centre panel: REMEMBER/ AND HONOUR/ THESE MEN/ WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ THAT/ WE MIGHT LIVE/ THEIR SPIRIT ENDURETH/ Right panel: 1939-1945 (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, H
Arnold, J
Baker, Pc
Baker, Td
Banham, H
Bearman, Ce
Bell, F
Body, G
Bolingbroke, Hw
Boreham, Eh
See details for all 129 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 62
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 62
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: initials , surname ,
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 67
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 67
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: initials ,surname
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: depth 10 cms, height 1.5 metres, width 2.5 metres
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Reference
  • School Magazine issue January 1952 describes the unveiling of the memorial on 21st July 1951 by Field marshal The Lord Wilson of Libya and dedicated by The Right Rev S F Allison Bishop of Chelmsford . An image of the relevant pages of the magazine is attached .

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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