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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other structure
District
South Bedfordshire
Town
Dunstable
County
Bedfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1924
    Attended by: Earl of Clarendon
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1924
    Attended by: Earl of Clarendon
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
7748
Current location

The memorials are located in the school library.
Ashton (Church of England Voluntary Aided) Middle School
(formerly Dunstable Grammar School)
High Street North
Dunstable
South Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire
LU6 1NH
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 01610 22239
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A school library containing two associated boards. On the west wall of the library in the centre is a stone, and brick fireplace, with an oak carved surround, and a five paneled oak board above the fireplace. Three of the panels of the board are engraved with the names of the dead in black. The oak surround has fifteen individually carved bosses. Above the door, on the inside of the library, there is the other board.
Inscription
The board above the door: THIS LIBRARY WAS GIVEN BY THE / OLD BOYS TO THE SCHOOL IN MEMORY OF / THEIR FELLOWS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN / THE GREAT WAR. The board above the fireplace: 1914 - 1918 / (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bailey, E C
Banks, C
Beacon, B
Benning, M S
Bewley, E
Brantom, W H
Brown, W
Burley, C F
Burnett, S
Burnett, S
See details for all 63 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 63
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 63
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename initial(s), surname.
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname.
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: height c. 450mm, width c. 1000mm
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Board
    Measurements: height 950mm, width 1650mm
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £645

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: Old Dunstablians.
Responsibility
Bedfordshire County Council Education Department
Reference
  • Old Dunstablians - school magazine

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