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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Cambridge
Town
Cambridge
County
Cambridgeshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
James Powell and Sons (Whitefriars) Ltd (Architect)
MR G P HUTCHINSON (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 6 July 1920
    Attended by: HRH THE DUKE OF YORK KG
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
872
Current location

Mounted on the external east wall of the school chapel
The Leys School
The Fen Causeway
Cambridge
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 7AD
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 45024 57489
Denomination: Methodist

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Description
Arcade of six blind cinquefoil-headed lights divided in the centre by a canopied niche containing a statue of St George bearing a standard. The outermost two lights each contain a list of names with the dates of the Second World War beneath. They are surmounted by a frieze of blind pointed trefoil tracery lights and have decorative florets on the jambs. The inner four lights each contain a list of names with a shield above, each bearing the coat of arms of one of the home nations. The lights are surmounted by foliate decoration, and above them runs a frieze of blind trefoil-headed tracery lights, across which is scroll work bearing an inscription. The canopy above the statue bears the coat of arms of The Leys School, and there is an inscribed plaque beneath the statue's footrest. The interior of the statue niche is decorated with tesserae, some of which bear traces of gilding.
Inscription
DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORI/ TO THE IMMORTAL MEMORY/ OF OLD LEYSIANS/ WHO FELL IN THE WARS OF/ 1914-1919 AND 1939-1945/ (Names)/ 1939-1945/ MY MARKS AND SCARS I CARRY WITH ME TO BE A WITNESS FOR ME THAT I HAVE FOUGHT HIS BATTLES WHO NOW WILL BE MY REWARDER
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adam, F. D
Adam, P
Adam, R. W
Airth, R. A
Aitkins, I. G
Anderson, F. B. H
Ashley-smith, C. T
Ayre, B. P
Ayre, E. S
Ayre, W. D
See details for all 149 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 149
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 149
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 88
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 88
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Clipsham
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Clipsham
Listing information
Condition
History
Post-1945: Outermost two panels commemorating WWII added to original memorial; inscription beneath statue changed from "the war of 1914-1919" to "the wars of 1914-1919 and 1939-1945".
Costs

Memorial: £1000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
The Leys School
Reference

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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