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Memorial details

Memorial type
Park / Sports field
District
Gedling
Town
Mapperley Plains, Nottingham
County
Nottinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
69880
Current location

The memorial is located inside the Mellish RFC Clubhouse
Mellish RFC Clubhouse
The War Memorial Ground
Mapperley Plains
Nottingham
Gedling
Nottinghamshire
NG3 5RX
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 60409 46308
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Henry Mellish Old Boys RFC Pavilion
    Podder Lane
    Mapperley
    Notthingham
    Gedling
    Nottinghamshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Sports field and pavilion with two seperate, rectangular, dedicatory brass plaques mounted on a singular wooden backboard. The first smaller plaque contains the dedication in engraved lettering, with the second much larger plaque situated underneath the first, also with engraved lettering.
Inscription
THIS PAVILION AND GROUND IS/ DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE/ OLD BOYS AND STAFF OF THE/ HENRY MELLISH SCHOOL/ WHO GAVE THIER LIVES DURING THE WAR/ 1939-1945/ ROLL OF HONOUR/ Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alvey, R H
Appleby, D
Ball, R H
Bratton, H
Briggs, H R
Butler, R
Buxton, G
Clarke, C A
Clarke, G H
Clarke, R C
See details for all 58 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 58
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 58
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: fornames, surname
    Order of information: alphabetically by surname, old boys or staff
Components
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: height c.590mm, width c.430mm
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
History
The clubhouse was badly damaged in an arson attack on 1st January 1995, although the brass plaques were salvaged, the wooden backboard had to be replaced.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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