Rugby School : Memorial Chapel.

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Reference WMO136533

Address:

Lawrence Sheriff Street,

Rugby,

CV22 5EH

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Chapel/church
Materials:
  • Glass Stained Glass
  • Stone Limestone
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The Memorial Chapel is a freestanding building constructed from Beer stone (type of limestone), located within the grounds of Rugby School. The plan-form is in the shape of a Greek cross, with four equal transepts and stained glass windows. Beneath the north & south windows are groups of wall mounted, incised stone tablets with the names of the fallen from WW1 & WW2 respectively. At the centre of the building is an integrated floor memorial tablet. Two large decorative wooden cabinets house copy-records of every Rugbeian involved in the wars.
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Floor tablet : THEY WHOM THIS CHAPEL COMMEMORATES / WERE NUMBERED AMONG THOSE WHO, / AT THE CALL OF KING AND COUNTRY, LEFT ALL / THAT WAS DEAR TO THEM, ENDURED HARDNESS, / FACED DANGER, AND FINALLY PASSED OUT OF / THE SIGHT OF MEN BY THE PATH OF DUTY / AND SELF-SACRIFICE. GIVING UP THEIR OWN / LIVES THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE IN FREEDOM. / LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER SEE TO IT / THAT THEIR NAME BE NOT FORGOTTEN.

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