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Oxford War Memorials: St John’s College

Translation of the Latin at the top of these two plaques:

These tablets commemorate fellows, students, and servants
of this college who while flourishing in hope, youth, and ability …
[Names ADAMS to JONES-SAVIN]

… considered themselves born not for themselves but for their native land
and gave up their lives † 1914 • 1918 †
[Names KERR TO WRIGHT, plus two omitted]

There are no biographies for this memorial, but links are provided
to the two men who are covered on other memorials on this site

St John's College

HAE TABULAE COMMEMORANT SOCIOS ALUMNOS FAMULOS
HUIUSCE COLLEGII QUI SPE AETATE INGENIO FLORENTES

C. J. N. ADAMS ♦ G. ADAMSON ♦ D. G. A. ALLEN ♦ A. C. T. ALMACK ♦ G. D. ARMITAGE

J. A. BARRETT ♦ G. S. BARROW ♦ J. F. C. BASHFORTH ♦ P. BATEMAN ♦ G. H. BELAS

P. L. BELL ♦ N. BLACK ♦ S. C. BOOKER ♦ C. BOURNS ♦ G. L. BOYS-STONES

C. E. R. BRIDSON ♦ J. W. BROWN ♦ G. H. J. BROWN ♦ H. P. S BUCKLEY ♦ H. A. L. BULLOCK

H. P BUNCE ♦ E. L. A. H. BURGES ♦ J. G. BURNIE ♦ L. G. BUTLER † G. M. CAIRNS

G. F. CARTER ♦ E. C. E. CHAMBERS ♦ P. H. CHASE ♦ G. A. B. CHESTER ♦ A. A. CLARKE

P. G. F. COLLINS A. R. CREESE O. R. CUTHBERT † G. DICKINS † V. A. E. ELLIOTT

G. H. FEATHERSTONE ♦ R. H. FEDDEN ♦ H. J. H. FORESHEW ♦ G. B. FOULKES ♦ T. FREEMAN

H. FRY † D. N. GALISSEN ♦ J. W. GILL ♦ L. DE G. GODET ♦ L. W. GOLDSMITH

M. GREY-SMITH † A. J. M. HALL ♦ C. HALSEY ♦ J. HANDYSIDE ♦ H. HARPER

E. A. HARVEY ♦ J. HARVEY ♦ H. HIGGS ♦ G. G. HILL ♦ A. G. HODGES ♦ A. HODGKINSON

E. J. HOGGARD ♦ J. A. HOLDSWORTH ♦ F. F. HUNT ♦ W. H. HURSTBOURNE †

H. L JEAYES ♦ G. R. JOHNSON ♦ J. F. JOHNSON ♦ R. H. J. JOHNSON ♦ J. S. JONES-SAVIN

St John's College, Oxford war memorial

NON SIBI SED PATRIAE SESE GENITOS ARBITRATI MILITIAE
ANIMAS REDDIDERUNT † MDCCCCXIV ♦ MDCCCXVIII †

G. A. LE KERR ♦ L. C. KIRK † W. G. LAWRENCE ♦ L. J. P. LAYCOCK ♦ R. M. LEAKE

C. S LEWIS ♦ C. W. V. LEWIS ♦ J. N. LEWIS ♦ R. LIGHTBOURN ♦ A. P. C. LOVEITT

† G. D. O. MACLEAR ♦ W. A. J. MARSDEN ♦ H. B. McMINN ♦ F. T. MAURICE ♦ H. K. MEEK

A. E. MESSER ♦ J. B. MITCHELL ♦ A. MOODY ♦ R. C. D. MOORE † R. H. A. NEWSOME

† P. M. PASCALL ♦ J R. POUND ♦ R.K. POWELL ♦ J. R. S. PROUD † J. E RAPHAEL

† M. J. B. REED ♦ A. J. H. ROE † L. H. SAYE ♦ A. J. M. SHAW ♦ C. F. B SIMPSON

G. L. SINNETT-JONES ♦ K. M. H. SOLOMON ♦ J. L. SPEIGHT ♦ P. W. J. STEVENSON

L. STRATFORD † S. F. TERRY ♦ A. L. THOMAS ♦ H. THOMPSON ♦ M. B. THOMPSON

A. H. TRUMAN ♦ W. G. D. TURNER † E. R. UPHAM ♦ C. D. UPSTONE †

E. H. VAN FELLET ♦ H. VEARY ♦ R. E. VERNEDE † E. O. R. WAKEMAN

A. J. WALKER ♦ A. B. WALLIS ♦ C. WALTER ♦ F. WALSH ♦ G. L. WATSON

W. A. WAYMAN ♦ F. C. B. WEST ♦ J. W. WILLIAMS ♦ O. M. WILLIAMS ♦ W. WILLOUGHBY

E. J. WOODS ♦ F. C. WORSTER ♦ V. A. B. WRIGHT † C. BAYLAY

J. ROBINSON

The following report on the unveiling of these two tablets appeared in The Times on 12 May 1921:

WAR MEMORIAL AT OXFORD
Lord Cave unveiled yesterday afternoon, at St. John's College, Oxford, a war memorial erected to the memory of members of the College who fell in the war. It consists of two tablets of grey Derbyshire marble, bearing the names of 125 men, including fellows, undergraduates, and servants, surmounted by an appropriate Latin inscription. The President, the Rev. Dr. James, conducted a short service in the quadrangle before the unveiling. Among those present were Lady Cave, Lady Erla Richards, the Rev. Dr. Nairn, headmaster of Merchant Taylors' School, and Mrs. Nairn, the Rev. Professor Box, King's College, London, and the Vice-President of St. John's, Mr. W. H. Stevenson.

 

This memorial on the Database of the Imperial War Museums:
St John's College WW1

Oxford Journal Illustrated, 18 May 1921, p. 9: Photograph of Lord Cave unveiling these two tablets

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Last updated: 18 February, 2017

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