Spilsby - Ex Edward VII Grammar School plaque

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Reference WMO/260973


The Parish Church of Saint James

Church Street


PE23 5EF


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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Raised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Tuesday afternoon the occasion of the unveiling of a memorial to those old boys who died serving the late war took place. This memorial takes the form of a mural tablet of cast bronze, mounted on oak. It is a beautiful piece of work and is placed on the west wall of the old schoolroom. The school crest is at the top of the tablet, surrounded by a wreath of laurel leaves, then comes the motto "Dulce et decorum est pro patri mori" [It is sweet and glorious to die for ones county] and The work was executed by Messes Humphrey and Oakes of Bristol. A small union jack has been placed permanently above the memorial. General Robertson had been invited to unveil the memorial but due to other commitments was unable to do so. Major Massingberd unveiled and the Rev. H.L. Harrison; Rector of Sausthorpe dedicated the memorial. Lincolnshire Chronicle, dated 27th September 1919 WW1 plaque 110cm x 69cc, WW 2 plaque 35cm x 6cm. Erected in the tower entrance July 2016
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"In grateful memory of the old boys of this school who died while serving their King and County in the Great War 1914 – 1918"

Fallen in Action in France: Lieut. S. Robinson, 2nd Royal Berkshire Regt.; Lieut. J.W. Walker, 2/9th Lincs; Sgt. P. Trowsdale, 2nd Lincs; Corpl. E.F. Wood, 13th Manchester; Lance-Corpl. L. Smith, 5th Gordon's; Pte. M. Barratt, 4th Sherwood Foresters; Pte. H.E. Chambers, 20th Royal Fusiliers; Pte. L.F. Lindley, 11th Royal Fusiliers; Pte. C.Sheriff, 1/5th Lincs; At the Dardanelles: Corpl. R.S. Hammerton, 11th Hussars. Died owning to accident in England: Second Lieut. J.E. Thimbley, 2/5th Lincs. Died of Disease in England: Cadet W.E. Smith, Lincs. Yeo; Pioneer H. Almond, R.E. In Egypt: Trooper C.G. Stone, Lincs Yeo. Erected by past and present pupils and friends

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