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Nottingham Boys' High School, Waverley Street, Nottingham. The memorial is a life-size figure in bronze of a young second lieutenant in service dress uniform leading his platoon in attack. The statue surmounts a pedestal of Portland stone set on three steps. On the front face is the inscription: 'To the Glory of God. In lasting and grateful memory of those former members of this School who by the sacrifice of their lives for the cause of their Country in the Great War 1914-1918 ennobled the traditions which they had here received.' On the reverse face is inscribed: ‘God gave them a great duty to do, and they did it. Te Deum Laudamus.’ The names of those who died are inscribed on bronze panels on the other two faces. The front of the pedestal bears a shield with the school motto and crest. The memorial was designed by a former Old Boy, Colonel AW Brewill DSO VD TD FRIBA, who commanded the 7th Battalion (Robin Hoods) Shewood Foresters Notts and Derby Regiment during the Great War. The sculptor was Henry Poole ARA (1873-1928) who also sculpted the memorial to Albert Ball which is in the grounds of Nottingham Castle. The stonework was by John Burton, mason of Nottingham, and the bronze figure was cast at the foundry of Messrs JW Singer & Sons Ltd, Frome, Somerset. The memorial cost about £2,500. The war memorial committee comprised Old Boys, parents and governors and the money was raised by private subscription. The memorial was unveiled on Saturday 11 November 1922 by His Grace The Duke of Portland KG GCV (Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire) and dedicated by the Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Newcastle, Dr HL Wild. Contemporary photographs of the ceremony and the memorial are published on www.picturethepast.org.uk (photograph references: NTGM005308, NTGM005256 and NTGM005242). Over 1,000 Old Boys served in the Great War. A tablet inscribed with the names of Old Boys who died in the Second World War has been added to the memorial as has a tablet with additional names of Great War casualties. The school compiled a Book of Remembrance which has the names of those who died, giving rank, first names, surname, unit and date killed. It also includes a list of honours awarded to Old Boys. A Roll of Honour, designed and emblazoned by Mr EM Betts, the school’s art master, was unveiled in the school by the Mayor of Nottingham, Alderman EL Manning, on 12 July 1923. The ROH lists the names of over 200 Old Boys and masters who died in the war.

Memorial location
Names on Memorial

FW Abbott - Frederick William Abbott

G Aked - George Aked

LH Allen - Leonard Herbert Allen

CE Atherley - Christopher Ernest Atherley

AL Baker - Arthur Leslie Baker

A Ball - Albert Ball

O Ball - Oliver Herbert Ball

W Ball - Walter William Ball

HW Ballamy - Harold William Ballamy

MD Barrows - Maxwell Dalston Barrows

W Bavin - William Bavin

WD Birch - William Birch

EC Black - Ernest Charteris Black

FD Blandy - Francis Dawson Blandy

AS Bostock - Alfred Sydney Bostock

CG Boyd - Charles Gordon Boyd

HS Brett - Henry Sydney Brett

T Bricknell - Thomas Bricknell

FA Bright - Frank Arnold Bright

GF Burrows - George Frederick Burrows

DA Buxton - Douglas Arthur Buxton

SE Cairns - Stanley Ewart Cairns

AH Calvert - Alfred Harold Calvert

SC Carter - Sydney Chatterton Carter

WE Cash - William Eric Cash

DJ Clarkson - Donald James Clarkson

JR Coleman - John Roberts Coleman

HA Connop - Harold Arno Connop

PN Cooper - Percy Newbery Cooper

S Cooper - S Cooper

RH Cowing - Ralph Henry Cowing

JR Crane - James Robert Crane

AB Crawford - Alexander Basil Crawford

FW Crofts - Frederic Wilkinson Crofts

WE Cross - William Edward Cross

WH Cullen - William Harold Cullen

H Daft - Harry Daft

HR Davis - Harry Reginald Davis

EI Dexter - Eric Inger Dexter

HV Dexter - Harry Vincent Dexter

WG Domleo - William George Domleo

RCM Douthwaite - Robert Christopher Morris Douthwaite

W Dunn - William Dunn

FHM Eberlin - Frederick Harold Maden Eberlin

FW Elliott - Frederick William Elliott

AJ Ewart - Archibald John Ewart

CE Ferguson - Charles Edgar Ferguson

JO Forryan - John Owen Forryan

CW Fox - Carl Wanstall Fox

WH Freestone - The Rev. William Herbert Freestone

PHB Furley - Percival Henry Biddulph Furley

LJ Gant - Leslie John Gant

C Gascoyne - Charles Gascoyne

OC Gillott - Oswald Cornek Gillott

MD Given - Maurice Given

AE Goddard - Avaland Eleair Goddard

GP Goodall - George Percy Goodall

RCA Gow - Roderick Charles Alister Gow

DPC Grant - Donald Patrick Clarke Grant

H Green - Harry Green

GH Greenfield - Gerald Henry Greenfield

WW Hacking - Walter William Hacking

AK Hall - Alexander Kilburn Hall

TB Hardy - Theodore Bayley Hardy

FHM Harper - Frederick Henry Harper

CC Hart - Charles Crowther Hart

LG Heath - Leonard George Heath

AH Hemsley - Albert Henry Hemsley

G Hepburn - George Hepburn

JRW Herrick - John Riversdale Warren Herrick

EJ Holroyd - Ernest James Holroyd

JI Holroyd - James Ivor Holroyd

HH Hooton - Henry Hurst Hooton

RG Hopewell - Robert George Hopewell

AIW Horlock - Arthur Illtyd Wates Horlock

WL Howard - Walter Leslie Howard

WF Howett - William Frank Howett

J Howitt - John Anthony Howitt

RW Hoyte - Raymond Wilson Hoyte

CD Hutchinson - Cecil Dunbar Hutchinson

JE Jackson - John Edgar Jackson

JH Johnson - Joseph Harold Johnson

PN Johnson - Phillip Norman Johnson

W Johnson - Wilfred Johnson

HA Johnstone - Henry Archer Johnstone

JG Johnstone - John Gordon Johnstone

W Johnstone - William Mccall Johnstone

SC Jones - Stanley Coetmore Jones

A Jordan - Arthur Jordan

JF Jowers - Joseph Frank Jowers

LB Kellett - Lawrence Briggs Kellett

R Kerridge - Albert Roland Kerridge

GE King - George Edward King

BC Laws - Bernard Courtney Laws

PU Laws - Philip Umfreville Laws

HA Leggett - Harold Ackworth Leggett

AH Levy - Arthur Herbert Levy

JW Lewin - John Wesley Lewin

GLE Lotinga-Smith - George Lawrence Enoch Lotinga Smith

LA Luscombe - Louis Atkin Luscombe

DA Mackay - Douglas Albert Mackay

FG Malsom - Frederick George Malsom

CR Maltby - Charles Robert Crighton Maltby

C Marriott - Claude Marriott

ES Marrs - Edward Stanley Marrs

FM Marrs - Frederick Mallinson Marrs

W Marshall - Wilfrid Marshall

C Mason - Charles Mason

RB Mellard - Richard Bartlett Mellard

PW Mellor - Percy William Mellor

SB Melville - Stuart Bowie Melville

AL Millar - Arthur Liberty Millar

TC Miller - Thomas Christopher Miller

H Moore - Hugh Stirling Moore

TH Morris - Thomas Hodgkinson Morris

RI Mozley - Robert Inger Mozley

GES Newmarch - George Edward Swann Newmarch

GA Nicol - George Arthur John Nicol

AW Oakden - Arthur William Oakden

ER Oakden - Edward Ralph Oakden

M Oldershaw - Mark Oldershaw

BG O'Rorke - Benjamin Garniss O'Rorke

DJA Oubridge - Dinsdale John Arthur Oubridge

F Parry - Francis Alexander Parry

MB Paton - Morton Brown Paton

PVC Perry - Percy Vivian Claude Perry

T Phethean - Thomas Phethean

JB Pierce - John Basil Pierce

FPL Piggin - Fredric Percy Loverseed Piggin

FN Pratt - Francis Norton Pratt

NH Pratt - Neville Herbert Pratt

CG Prosser - Clifford Gregory Prosser

AK Purdy - Arthur Kershaw Purdy

GH Pyatt - George Henry Pyatt

RG Pyatt - Richard Goodwin Pyatt

FE Rees - Francis Edward Rees

HS Rhodes - Harold Sydney Rhodes

A Riddle - Aubrey Stanley Riddle

WH Ritter - William Henry Ritter

F Robinson - Frank Robinson

JH Robinson - John Henry Robinson

JG Roe - John George Roe

B Rolling - Bernard Rolling

WH Rushton - William Henry Rushton

LE Schloss - Lionel Ernest Schloss

HD Schroder - Henry Dudley Schroder

HF Senior - Harold Frank Senior

JF Sergeant - John Furlow Mcconnell Sergeant

TCW Shaw - Thomas Charles Whitehall Shaw

TE Sheldon - Reginald Eley Sheldon

FE Shipstone - Francis Edgar Shipstone

AV Simpson - Alfred Vincent Simpson

HL Simpson - Harold Lloyd Simpson

JH Simpson - Joseph Henry Simpson

LG Simpson - Leonard George Simpson

RWL Smallbones - Russell William Langford Smallbones

ED Smith - Eric Drummond Smith

A Spray - Arthur Spray

A Stafford - Alfred Stafford

VJ Steedman - Vernon James Steedman

AL Stevens - Alfred Leslie Stevens

WD Stevens - William Duncan Stevens

EA Stiebel - Ernest Arthur Stiebel

ER Taylor - Eric Rushbrook Taylor

GA Taylor - George Albert Taylor

GS Taylor - Garth Smithies Taylor

P Taylor - Percy Taylor

R Thrale - Robert Thrale

EA Thurman - Edward Archer Thurman

FG Tinker - Frederick George Tinker

EF Todd - Ernest Frederick Todd

FC Tonkin - Frederic Cuthbert Tonkin

RE Trease - Reginald Ernest Trease

SC Trease - Sidney Charles Trease

CEW Turner - Charles Edgar Woodhouse Turner

F Turney - Fred Turney

Jk Turpin - James Knowles Turpin

WG Tweddle - William Goodfellow Tweddle

H Wade - Herbert Wade

S Wade - Sidney Wade

HCS Walker - Harry Cullis Steele Walker

WEG Walker - William Eaton Guy Walker

HCS Watson - Herbert Coleridge Watson

RWA Watts - Ronald William Ailsa Watts

LF Wells - Leonard Frank Wells

FG Wesselhoeft - Frederic Grange Wesselhoeft

GH Wesselhoeft - George Henri Wesselhoeft

KV Weston - Kingsley Vale Weston

MS Weston - Maurice Sydney Weston

LK Wheat - Leonard Kinder Wheat

O Whiting - Oliver Whiting

EF Whitlock - Eric Francis Whitlock

TO Whitlock - Tom Oliver Whitlock

CE Whitworth - Charles Edward Whitworth

AD Widdowson - Alfred Douglas Widdowson

AM Williams - Arthur Montague Williams

W Willoughby - William Willoughby

TC Wilson - Thomas Cripwell Wilson

JG Wood - John Gervase Wood

LC Woodward - Leslie Collins Woodward

JW Wootton - John Wesley Wootton

CJS Wright - Charles James Stuart Wright

EL Wright - Edward Leslie Wright

HG Wright - Henry Gordon Wright

CG Wyld - Cyril Garnet Wyld

  • Photo David Nunn -
  • Memorial (reverse). This face includes a plaque with additional names of those who died in the Great War and a plaque with the names of Old Boys who died in the Second World War. Photograph Rachel Farrand (August 2011).
    Nottingham High School - Memorial (reverse). This face includes a plaque with additional names of those who died in the Great War and a plaque with the names of Old Boys who died in the Second World War. Photograph Rachel Farrand (August 2011).
  • Face of memorial showing bronze plaque inscribed with names. Photograph Rachel Farrand (August 2011).
    Nottingham High School - Face of memorial showing bronze plaque inscribed with names. Photograph Rachel Farrand (August 2011).