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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Lichfield
Town
Alrewas
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; First (1880-1881), Boer War; Second (1899-1902), 19th Century Wars (1800-1899), 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
Maker
A. Walker & Sons
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 27 September 2012
    Attended by: The Bishop of Rochester, the Right Reverend James Longstaff
  • Rededicated
    Date: 7 October 2012
    Attended by: The Bishop of Rochester, the Right Reverend James Longstaff
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
72223
Current location

Memorial is no 336
in Green Zone
to right of Millennium Avenue near River
National Memorial Arboretum
Croxall Road
Alrewas
Lichfield
Staffordshire
DE13 7AR
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 1858414628
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone of remembrance depicting an open book, with engraved commemoration, above a tapered plinth with the College Coat of Arms engraved on the front face of the plinth. The plinth is fixed to a square, tapered stone base with a biblical inscription on the front face. To the right-hand side of the stone is a lectern board/information plaque with an illustration of the college above two columns of text.
Inscription
Stone: TO THE/ MEMORY OF/ FORMER PUPILS/ FROM CHELTENHAM COLLEGE/ WHO HAVE SERVED/ IN WARS AND CAMPAIGNS/ SINCE 1841 Base: FOR EVEN THE SON OF MAN DID NOT COME TO BE SERVED,/ BUT TO SERVE, AND TO GIVE HIS LIFE AS A RANSOM FOR MANY. Plaque: [Illustration of Cheltenham College above centrally positioned crossed British Flag and College Colours and College Coat of Arms, these dividing two columns of text] CHELTENHAM COLLEGE WAS FOUNDED ON 28 JULY 1841. IT WAS/ THE FIRST OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO BE ESTABLISHED IN THE/ VICTORIAN ERA. SINCE THOSE EARLIEST DAYS OVER SIX THOUSAND/ CHELTONIANS HAVE SERVED IN WARS AND MILITARY CAMPAIGNS/ WITH DISTINCTION. FOURTEEN VICTORIA CROSSES AND MANY/ OTHER GALLANTRY MEDALS HAVE BEEN AWARDED. IN RECOGNITION/ OF THIS CONTRIBUTION CHELTENHAM COLLEGE WAS THE FIRST OF/ THE ENGLISH NON MILITARY SCHOOLS TO BE GRANTED COLOURS/ AND PARADES THEM EACH YEAR./ OVER FIFTEEN HUNDRED CHELTONIANS HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES IN/ SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY INCLUDING FIFTY FIVE IN THE BOER/ WAR, SIX HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FIVE IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR/ AND THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY THREE IN THE SECOND WORLD/ WAR. FOURTEEN FLEW IN ACTION IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN./ ON 8 MAY 2004 THE COLLEGE COLOURS WERE PARADED AT THE/ MENIN GATE AT YPRES IN BELGIUM. ON THE FOLLOWING DAY/ THE COLLEGE MEMORIAL TO THE CHELTONIANS WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR WAS RENEWED IN ST GEORGE'S/ MEMORIAL CHURCH IN YPRES. IN 2008 THE CHELTONIAN/ SOCIETY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE DECIDED THAT THERE SHOULD/ BE A MEMORIAL IN THE UNITED KINGDOM TO ALL CHELTONIANS/ WHO HAVE SERVED IN WARS AND MILITARY CAMPAIGNS SINCE 1841/ AND THAT IT SHOULD BE PLACED AT THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL/ ARBORETUM. CHELTENHAM COLLEGE IS THE FIRST SCHOOL TO/ HONOUR FORMER PUPILS WITH A MEMORIAL HERE AT THE/ ARBORETUM./ THE BISHOP OF ROCHESTER, THE RIGHT REVEREND JAMES/ LONGSTAFF, AN OLD CHELTONIAN, DEDICATED THIS MEMORIAL/ IN THE COLLEGE CHAPEL ON 27 SEPTEMBER 2012 AS PART OF/ THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE FORMATION IN/ 1862 OF THE CHELTENHAM COLLEGE RIFLE CORPS, THE/ FORERUNNER OF THE COMBINED CADET FORCE. THE MEMORIAL/ WAS INSTALLED HERE AT THE ARBORETUM AT A SERVICE OF BLESSING/ ON 7 OCTOBER 2012 CONDUCTED BY THE BISHOP OF ROCHESTER. Footnotes: THE MEMORIAL WAS CONSTRUCTED, INSCRIBED AND INSTALLED BY/ A. WALKER & SONS, MONUMENTAL, ECCLESIASTICAL AND GENERAL MASONS/ OF CANNOCK./ THIS LECTERN BOARD WAS DONATED BY DR. BRIDGET JEPSON,/ THE NIECE OF DESMOND SCOTT, AN OLD CHELTONIAN, KILLED/ IN ACTION IN 1916 AT POZIERES.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; First (1880-1881)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 19th Century Wars (1800-1899)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Details: Cheltenham Society

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