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Oxford War Memorials: Boys’ High School, George Street

This plaque was erected by old boys of the school in 1920, and a photograph of it appears in the Oxford Journal Illustrated of 14 July 1920. The Oxford Times of 9 July 1920 (p. 11) gives a full report of the unveiling, which took place in the presence of the Mayor and members of the Corporation, school staff, and parents of the fallen. It states that "the memorial takes the form of a cast bronze tablet, the work of the Bromsgrove Guild, and erected by Messrs. Fletcher, Cranham-street.”

This is just a list of the names on the school memorial; but some of the men have biographies on other websites relating to the war memorials of colleges and churches in Oxford, and links to these are provided.

Column 1

 

 

Reginald A. ABRAMS

Henry D. ADDIS

Herbert BAKER

Godfrey A. BALLARD  (Corpus Christi College, Oxford)

Arthur H. BARTLETT

Cyril S. BENSON

Vernon L. BRAZIER

Ronald E. BRIGHT (St Margaret's Church)

Gerald W. BROOKE

Thomas B. BROWN

Ronald P. BULL

Charlie BUTLER

Frank BUTLER

Arthur D. CAVE

William F. CHANDLER

Herbert CHIVERS

Wreford CHIVERS

William T. CLARE

Harold F. CLARKE

Wilfred J. CLARKE

Column 2

 

 

Henry P. CLINCH

Wilfred G. COGGINS

Bernard COOK

Vernon J. COOPER

Wilfrid A. DAVIS

Raymond DREW (St Margaret's Church)

Lionel  G. EDENS (St Margaret's Church)

George FINNEY

John H. GARE

Herbert J. GEE (St Margaret's Church)

Reginald GIBBARD

Arthur E. GILES

Edward V. GILES

Wilfrid C. GOLBY

Sydney J. GRIFFIN (Jesus College, Oxford)

William H. GRIMSLEY

Sidney E. GRUBB

William H. HALL

Reginald S. HERBERT (Jesus College, Oxford)

William D. HOLIDAY

Column 3

 

 

Frederick F. HUNT

Ralph HUTCHINS

Victor A.V.Z. JESSEL

Robin JONES

Douglas B. KENT

Charles LAKIN

Frank H. LAWRENCE* (Jesus College, Oxford)

William G. LAWRENCE*

Gerald M. LE THICKE

Albert J. LUCAS (St Frideswide's Church)

Norman MARTIN

Edmund A. MAY

George E. MOCKRIDGE

Joseph H.C. MORRIS

Cecil R. NORWOOD (Jesus College, Oxford)

Frederick R. PARKER

Wilfrid H. PEARSON

William G.E. PHILLIPS

Percy L.S. PHIPPS (St Margaret's Church)

William H. POTTER

 

 

*    Brothers of Lawrence of Arabia

Column 4

 

 

Arthur R. RICHARDS

Thomas P. SARGENT

John A.R. SHILLETO

Frederick T. SKINNER

Charles F.B. SMITH

Francis J. SMITH

Basil G. TAUNTON

Thomas THOMAS

Alfred H. TRUMAN

Sidney TWINING

Harry TYRRELL

Vernon W. VENABLES (St Matthew's Church)

Basil B. VINCENT

Francis G. WALKLETT

Ernest WALLING

Reginald C. WATTS

Stewart A. WHITE

Ernest E. WICKS

Francis T. WOODCOCK

Arthur J. WOOLDRIDGE (St Margaret's Church)


Below: The whole memorial, showing the names of all 60 boys who died

OBHS memorial

This memorial on the Database of the Imperial War Museums:
Oxford High School WW1

Oxford Journal Illustrated, 27 December 1922, p. 4: Photograph of this memorial plaque


© Stephanie Jenkins

Last updated: 23 September, 2016

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