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Photograph Rachel Farrand

UKNIWM Ref - 27444

St Saviour's church, Arkwright Street, Meadows, Nottingham. The parish was formed from part of St Mary the Virgin, High Pavement. The foundation stone was laid in 1863 and the church opened for worship the following year; architect Richard Charles Sutton, builder John Barker of the Meadows. There is a memorial tablet and also a framed roll of honour with the names of those from the parish and congregation who enlisted. The inscription on the marble tablet reads, 'In grateful memory of the men of this congregation and parish who gave their lives in the Great War, 1914-1918.' There are three panels; the centre panel lists those who served and the two outer panels list those who died. The memorial and roll of honour were unveiled at 7.30pm on Saturday 25 June 1921 by Lt Col AW Brewill DSO, and dedicated by Rev KE Shaw MA. A copy of the invitation and the order of service is held in Nottinghamshire Archives (ref PR 20,0371/1-2). The Archives also has a notebook with the addresses of the next of kin of some of the men named the ROH; this may have been drawn up as an invitation list for an Armistice Day service in 1927 (ref PR 20,039, 'Men from St Saviours Parish who served in Great War 1914-18'). Some of the men named on the memorial are identified by initial and surname and the church evidently tried to ascertain the first names of those for whom they did not have full information - Nottingham Evening Post, Friday 26 November 1920. Public Notice: ‘St Saviour’s Nottingham. War Memorial. Will relatives or friends of the following men who died ‘on service’ during the Great War and whose names are to be placed on the Memorial Tablet to be erected in St Saviour’s church, Arkwright-street, kindly communicate with the vicar, stating Christian names of the fallen: Pte F Barkworth, Gunner JA Blundy, Rifleman G Bradshaw, Pte JW Brooks, Sergt. GR Carter, Pte HS Chambers, Col. Sgt-Major Cox, Telegraphist FJ Cross, Col. Sgt-Mjr C Donnelly, Pte JL Dowling, Pte A Duke, Pte H Fairholme, Corpl R lint, Pte W Gascoyne, Rifleman JC Groom, Pte G Harvey, Lce-Cpl H Hewing, Pte AC Hind, Stoker GA Humphreys, Pte R Metcalfe, Pte FW Page, Pte RW Pitman, Pte S Radford, Corpl J Rawson, Pte H Reedham. Pte JE Spreckley, Pte E Whitt, Driver H Wright, Pte J Wright.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) A number of street shrines were erected in the Meadows during the war: Report, Nottingham Evening Post, 26 May 1917: ‘Honour to the Brave. Lord H Bentinck unveils Nottingham war shrine’ ... ‘I am sure that if we all pull together for a little time longer victory will be ours, and the way will be opened to a better, purer and freer world,’ said Lord Henry Bentinck, MP, in unveiling a war shrine this afternoon in Briar-street, Wilford-road, Nottingham. His lordship, who had come specially from London in order to undertake what he termed a ‘pious pilgrimage and a sacred duty’ expressed his conviction that up to the outbreak of war the people of this country were gradually working towards a better time, and that that object would ultimately have been attained. Then the war came, and progress was impossible until the German spirit which was inimical to the welfare of this and every other country, had been quelled. That was why we had bound ourselves to make no peace until this military despotism had been broken down. The shrine, which contains a crucifix, was blessed by the Rev Father Davison, who was attended by the Rev Father Denny and a small surplice choir. The hymns ‘For all the Saints who from their labours rest.’ And ‘Holy Father, in Thy Mercy’ being sung. A vote of thanks was accorded to Lord Henry Bentinck, on the proposition of Ald J Houston, who said that in his belief Briar-street, King’s Meadow-road, Hawthorn-street, and the streets immediately surrounding had made a greater response to the call than any other district in the city. Twelve of the fallen, it may be added, come from Briar-street itself, while the street can also claim three holders of the DCM and one of the MC. One lad has been three times wounded.’ Report, Nottingham Evening Post, 31 January 1917: ‘School war shrine. Unveiling ceremony in Nottingham’ … ‘The first war shrine to be erected on any school in Nottingham was unveiled at London-road school by Lord Henry Bentinck, MP, this afternoon. Designed and made by Mr W Dormer, it is installed on the school wall, and is the receptacle for a Roll of Honour comprising the names of over 220 former scholars who joined the forces, 19 of whom have already laid down their lives. Prior to the ceremony, Lord Henry Bentinck addressed the children in the schools, where Mr CT Ashwell presided. His lordship spoke with admiration of the number of former pupils who had gone forth from the school to do their part in the struggle which we were waging in defence of liberty. He hoped that the children now being educated would grow up to find such a thing as war impossible but urged them to cultivate the qualities which had been displayed by our troops at the front, especially good fellowship, willingness to help one another, and self-sacrifice. Subsequently, Lord Henry unveiled the shrine and the children after singing patriotic songs, concluded with the National Anthem and hearty cheering.’

Memorial location
Names on Memorial

GH Adams - George Adams

JE Adams - John Edward Adams

EA Allcock - Ernest Arthur Allcock

GW Allen - George William Allen

H Allsopp - Herbert Allsopp

S Alvey - Samuel Alvey

GT Anthony - George Thomas Anthony

SF Arrowsmith - Sydney Frank Arrowsmith

FJ Ashton - Frederick Ashton

WH Atkinson - William Henry Atkinson

JC Attenborough - Joseph Cecil Attenborough

FJ Barkworth - Frederick Barkworth

RD Barnes - Richard Barnes

H Baxter - Horace Baxter

HF Bayfield - Henry Frederick Bayfield

AE Beal - Alfred Ernest Beal

H Beardall - Henry Beardall

N Beedham - Nathaniel Harry Beedham

TE Bennett - Tom Edgar Bennett

H Bland - Howard Arthur Austin Bland

JA Blundy - John Arthur Blundy

H Bonser - Harold Leslie Bonser

EW Booth - Ernest William Booth

RW Booth - Raymond Walton Booth

HC Bradbury - Henry Cyril Bradbury

G Bradshaw - George Bradshaw

C Brittle - Christopher Henry Brittle

JW Brooks - Joseph William Brookes

FJ Brown - FJ Brown

A Buckley - Arthur Buckley

E Bust - Edward Bust

TH Butters - Thomas Henry Butters

C Calladine - Charles Calladine

E Calvert - Ernest Calvert

WH Canadine - William Canadine

L Carnell - Leonard Swift Carnell

P Carnell - Percy Carnell

George R Carter - George Richard Carter

HS Chambers - Henry Sidney Chambers

J Clare - John Clare

TH Clarke - TH Clarke

CA Clay - CA Clay

WH Cocking - William Herbert Cocking

L Coleman - Leslie George Colman

Albert A Come - Albert Victor Clement Ange Come

EE Cook - Ernest Edwin Cook

G Cook - George Cook

AG Cooper - Alfred George Cooper

J Cooper - John Arthur Cooper

J H Cox - J H Cox

TA Cox - Thomas Arthur Cox

WC Crawley - Charles William Crawley

FJ Cross - Frederick John Cross

CW Dale - Charles William Dale

J Darch - John Darch

G Dawson - George Dawson

T Deakin - Thomas Deakin

LF Dean - Leslie Frank Dean

M Dessaur - Myer Dessaur

A Donelly - Arthur Donelly

CW Donnelly - Charles William Donnelly

JL Dowling - John Lawrence Dowling

A Duke - Albert Duke

CW Dwight - Charles William Dwight

FG Eite - Frank Garrick Eite

B Elliott - Bernard Elliott

H Fairholme - Harry Fairholme

LGC Fletcher - Llewellyn George Fletcher

R Flint - Richard Flint

A Forster - Arthur Henry Thomas Forster

JB Freeman - Joseph Bernard Freeman

S Freeman - Sidney Freeman

E French - Edmund French

TA French - Thomas Arthur French

R Gamble - Robert Gamble

TP Gamble - Thomas Price Gamble

W Gascoyne - William Gascoyne

A Gilding - Arthur Ernest Gilding

L Gilding - Leonard Gilding

M Given - Maurice Given

C Gott - Cecil Gott

EA Grange - Edward Andrew Grange

GC Graves - George Graves

J Greening - Joseph Greening

C Gregg - Claude Victor Gregg

AE Griffin - Albert Edward Griffin

JC Groom - John Charles Groom

F Hall - Frederick Hall

HA Hallam - Alfred Henry Hallam

HN Hallam - Herbert Hallam

T Hallam - Thomas Hallam

A Halling - Arthur Halling

F Hardy - Frederick William Hardy

EW Harrison - Ernest William Harrison

G Harvey - George Harvey

GW Healey - George William Healey

W Henerys - William Henrys

H Hewing - Herbert Hewing

H Hickling - Henry Hickling

HC Hill - Horace Claude Hill

R Hill - R Hill

AC Hind - Andrew Cheetham Hind

W Hines - William Hines

I Hodson - Isaac Thompson Hodson

G Hoe - George Hoe

WE Hollingworth - William Ernest Hollingworth

A Holmes - Amos Holmes

FA Holmes - Frederick Arthur Holmes

G Holmes - George Henry Holmes

H Holmes - Henry Holmes

E Humphreys - Ernest Humphreys

GA Humphreys - George Albert Humphrey

AV Jackson - Albert Victor Jackson

JJ Jackson - John Joseph Jackson

EW James - Ernest William James

RV Jennings - Ralph Victor Jennings

R Johnson - Robert Johnson

WE Johnson - WE Johnson

W Keytes - William Keyte

WH King - William Henry King

SCJ Kite - Stephen Charles James Kite

A Laxton - Arthur Laxton

R Lester - Richard Lester

JH Linley - John Henry Linley

F Liversidge - Fred Liversidge

EM Ludlow - Ernest Morris Ludlow

J Mann - John William Mann

C Marriott - Claude Marriott

A Maskery - Arthur Maskery

FE Matthewson - Francis Edgar Matthewson

R Metcalfe - Richard Percival Metcalfe

A Middleton - Arthur Middleton

AT Moorcroft - Arthur Thomas Moorcroft

WP Munro - William Pearce Munro

G Newton - George Newton

G Nicholls - George Nicholls

WW Nicholls - William Wadwell Nicholls

W North - William North

G Northmore - George Clarence Northmore

W Northmore - William Francis Northmore

E Oakland - Ernest Oakland

T Ogden - Tom Ogden

W Oxley - William Oxley

A Page - Arthur Page

EH Page - EH Page

FW Page - FW Page

GS Parkes - George Savage Parks

JT Parr - John Thomas Parr

L Pearson - Leonard Pearson

R Pearson - Ralph Stanley Pearson

T Phillips - T Phillips

RW Pitman - Richard William Pitman

EJ Pottinger - Edwin Joseph Pottinger

JW Pottinger - John William Pottinger

S Radford - S Radford

J Rawson - John Rawson

J Rayson - James Albert Rayson

S Reddish - Stephen Reddish

AH Redgate - Alfred Haydn Redgate

H Reedman - Henry Reedman

AE Rose - Arthur Ernest Rose

GE Rudd - George Ernest Rudd

A Scothern - Albert Scothern

WH Scothern - William Henry Scothern

E Scott - Ernest Scott

E Selby - Edgar Selby

HG Seymour - Horace George Seymour

AJ Shaw - Alfred John Shaw

AR Shaw - Arthur Richard Shaw

TE Shaw - Thomas Ernest Shaw

FA Shipman - Frederick Shipman

AC Shrewsbury - Arthur Cecil Shrewsbury

G Simpson - George Simpson

P Simpson - Percy Simpson

A Slack - Alfred Slack

H Sladen - Henry Sladen

F Smedley - Fred Smedley

AB Smith - Archibald Benjamin Smith

B Smith - B Smith

BA Smith - BA Smith

CWL Smith - Charles William Lancashire Smith

E Smith - E Smith

EL Smith - Ernest Lester Smith

A Solari - Anthony Solari

A Spencer - Alfred Spencer

G Spick - George Spick

JK Spreckley - Joseph Knight Spreckley

A Stirland - Arthur Stirland

W Storey - W Storey

BW Storr - Blanchard William Storr

J Stovin - Joseph Stovin

W Street - William Streets

CC Sturt - Charles Claude Sturt

TA Summers - Thomas Archibald Summers

A Sutcliffe - Albert Sutcliffe

W Sweet - Walter Sweet

G Talbot - George Talbot

R Thorpe - Richard Thorpe

F Tift - Frank William Tift

JB Tongue - James Bernard Tongue

G Tooting - George Tutin

HA Tranter - Harry Alexander Tranter

S Waddingham - Silas Waddingham

C Ward - Claude William Ward

R Wheatley - Reuben Wheatley

V Wheatley - Vincent Wheatley

CR Whitaker - Charles Ronald Whitaker

E White - Ernest White

E Whitt - Edgar Whitt

J Widdowson - John Henry Widdowson

AD Wilford - AD Wilford

C Williams - Charles Williams

F Williams - Frederick John Williams

FW Wise - Frank William Wise

F Wood - Frank Wood

G Woolhouse - George Woolhouse

AE Wright - Albert Edward Wright

EL Wright - Edward Leslie Wright

HG Wright - Henry Gordon Wright

H Wright - Harold Wright

J Wright - John Wright

SH Wright - Sydney Hopewell Wright

  • Photograph Rachel Farrand
    Nottingham, Meadows - St Saviour - Photograph Rachel Farrand
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    Nottingham, Meadows - St Saviour - ROH. Photograph Rachel Farrand