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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Luton
Town
Luton
County
Bedfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
7561
Current location

Local Museum
Old Bedford Road
Luton
Luton
Bedfordshire
LU2 7BY
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 08649 24955
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Hitchin road Boys' School
    Charles Street
    Luton
    Luton
    Bedfordshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Inscription
IN HONOURABLE AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF / CORPORAL GEORGE WELLS. M.M (ASST MASTER) / AND THE OLD BOYS OF THIS SCHOOL / WHO FELL IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR / (Names) / THIS IS THE WORD THAT YEAR BY YEAR. / WHILE IN HER PLACE THE SCHOOL IS SET. / EVERY ONE OF HER SONS MUST HEAR. / AND NONE THAT HEARS IT DARE FORGET. / THIS THEY ALL WITH JOY FUL MIND. / BEAR THROUGH LIFE LIKE A TORCH IN FLAME. / FALLING FLING TO THE HOST BEHIND. / PLAY UP! PLAY UP AND PLAY THE GAME!
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, E
Anderson, J
Angell, B
Ashton, A A
Ayres, H G
Bass, T
Brandon, E
Brown, A J
Brown, T
Bunker, A
See details for all 74 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 74
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 74
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Museum

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