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Oxford War Memorials: St Peter-in-the-East Church

St Peter in the East war memorial

This wooden memorial with gold lettering was originally on the wall of St Peter-in-the-East Church in Queen's Lane. It was made by James Rogers & Sons of Oxford, and is shown when it was newly erected in the Oxford Journal Illustrated of 7 July 1920, p. 9.

That church was closed as a place of worship in 1965 and reopened as the library of St Edmund Hall in 1970, and its war memorial was moved to St Cross Church (now Balliol College Archives).

The twelve men whose names are inscribed on the memorial (plus the one man who died in the Second World War) are listed below.

Key:

  • CWGC = Individual's page on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
  • WM = War Memorial
  • City Roll = “Roll of the Citizens of Oxford who Fell in the Great War 1914-1918” (kept in the City Church of St Michael-at-the Northgate", transcribed here)
  • OJI = Photograph listed as appearing in Oxford Journal Illustrated

TO THE HONOURED MEMORY OF / THE MEN OF THIS PARISH / AND CONGREGATION
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE / 1914 GREAT WAR 1919

R. ANDREWS
Reginald Andrews (27)
Cabinet maker of 8 Glebe Street
Private, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Belgium, 16 August 1917
CWGC / City Roll
BIOGRAPHY

 

E. RIX
Ernest George Charles Rix (18)
27 Regent Street, east Oxford
Private, London Scottish
Died in France, 25 September 1915
CWGC / City Roll / OJI (20 Oct 1915)
BIOGRAPHY

J. BALAAM
John Balaam (19)
Pharmacist of 69 Princes Street, then Canada
Private, Canadian Infantry
Died in Belgium, 24 April 1916
CWGC / City Roll / OJI (24 May 1916)
Also listed on Cowley St John Church WM
BIOGRAPHY

A. ROE
Arthur Robert Montgomery Roe (32)
Professional soldier of 1 Holywell Street, Oxford
Captain, Dorsetshire Regiment
Died in France, 16 September 1914
CWGC / City Roll
Also on Rugby School War Memorial & plaque
BIOGRAPHY

C. BUTLER
Charlie Butler (30)
Post Office clerk of 7 Longwall Street
Corporal, Berkshire Yeomanry
Died in Turkey, 21 August 1915
CWGC / City Roll / Photograph / OJI (22 Sep 1915)
Also listed on Boys' High School WM
BIOGRAPHY

A. F. SALMON
Andrew Frank Salmon (24)
Builder's clerk of 1 James Street, Oxford
Lieutenant, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Died in Belgium, 16 August 1917
CWGC / City Roll / OJI 26 Sep 1917
Also listed on Cowley St John Church WM
BIOGRAPHY

G. R. W. DICKINSON
Guy Richard Worstenholme Dickinson, M.A. (40)
Schoolmaster of 236 Iffley Road (formerly 6 Merton Street)
Private, Canadian Infantry
Died in Belgium, 6 November 1917
CWGC / City Roll / OJI (5 Dec 1917)
Also listed on St Catherine's Society WM
BIOGRAPHY
 

T. H. S. TOWNSEND
Thomas Henry Spiers Townsend (40)
College servant of 17 Western Road
Gunner, Royal Field Artillery
Died in France, 10 December 1917
CWGC / City Roll
Also listed on St Matthew's Church WM and
Worcester College WM
BIOGRAPHY (St Matthew's)

H. GRIFFITH
Herbert Griffith (32)
Masseur of 65 High Street
Private, Royal Army Medical Corps
Died in Southampton, 22 February 1916
CWGC / City Roll
BIOGRAPHY

M. B. WILKS
Maurice Betts Wilks (23)
Teacher of 134 Cowley Road, Oxford
Sergeant, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Died in France, 23 July 1916
CWGC / City Roll
BIOGRAPHY

R. B. MACAN
Robert Basil Macan
 (32)
Professional soldier, son of Master of University College
Captain, 28th Indian Light Cavalry
Died in Belgium, 13 June 1915
CWGC / City Roll
BIOGRAPHY

J. WILLIAMS
John Williams
Coach & motor painter of 30 Broad Street, Oxford
Serjeant, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Died in France, 18 August 1916
CWGC / City Roll
BIOGRAPHY

REMEMBER THE LOVE OF THEM WHO CAME NOT HOME FROM THE WAR

1939–1945 H. C. NICHOL-SMITH
Henry Christopher Nichol-Smith (25) of Oxford
Pilot Officer, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Libya, 7 July 1942
CWGC / City Roll

This memorial on the Database of the Imperial War Museums:
St Peter In The East Parish And Congregation
Not listed on War Memorials online

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Last updated: 20 October, 2017

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