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Nottingham, Meadows - St Faith's Church

Board with WW2 names added to form a tryptich. Photograph Rachel Farrand

UKNIWM Ref - 27445

St Faith's, Bathley Street, Meadows, Nottingham. The church replaced an iron mission church which was erected in 1899. The present church was consecrated in October 1915, although not completed until 1939. The church was declared redundant as an Anglican church and closed in 1983. The memorial was transferred to St Saviour's, Arkwright Street, Meadows. The dedication on the centre panel of the triptych reads: 'S. Faith's Parish, North Wilford. To the glory of God and in proud memory of the gallant men from this parish and congregation who gave their lives in the Great War.' The two wings have a dedication to the men from the parish who died in the Second World War and a list of 21 names. A number of shrines were erected in the Meadows during the war. Report, Nottingham Evening Post, 31 January 1917: ‘School war shrine. Unveiling ceremony in Nottingham’ … ‘The first war shrine to be erected on any school in Nottingham was unveiled at London-road school by Lord Henry Bentinck, MP, this afternoon. Designed and made by Mr W Dormer, it is installed on the school wall, and is the receptacle for a Roll of Honour comprising the names of over 220 former scholars who joined the forces, 19 of whom have already laid down their lives. Prior to the ceremony, Lord Henry Bentinck addressed the children in the schools, where Mr CT Ashwell presided. His lordship spoke with admiration of the number of former pupils who had gone forth from the school to do their part in the struggle which we were waging in defence of liberty. He hoped that the children now being educated would grow up to find such a thing as war impossible but urged them to cultivate the qualities which had been displayed by our troops at the front, especially good fellowship, willingness to help one another, and self-sacrifice. Subsequently, lord Henry unveiled the shrine and the children after singing patriotic songs, concluded with the National Anthem and hearty cheering.’ report, Nottingham Evening Post, 26 May 1917: ‘Honour to the Brave. Lord H Bentinck unveils Nottingham war shrine' .... ‘I am sure that if we all pull together for a little time longer victory will be ours, and the way will be opened to a better, purer and freer world,’ said Lord Henry Bentinck, MP, in unveiling a war shrine this afternoon in Briar-street, Wilford-road, Nottingham. His lordship, who had come specially from London in order to undertake what he termed a ‘pious pilgrimage and a sacred duty’ expressed his conviction that up to the outbreak of war the people of this country were gradually working towards a better time, and that that object would ultimately have been attained. Then the war came, and progress was impossible until the German spirit which was inimical to the welfare of this and every other country, had been quelled. That was why we had bound ourselves to make no peace until this military despotism had been broken down. The shrine, which contains a crucifix, was blessed by the Rev Father Davison, who was attended by the Rev Father Denny and a small surplice choir. The hymns ‘For all the Saints who from their labours rest.’ And ‘Holy Father, in Thy Mercy’ being sung. A vote of thanks was accorded to Lord Henry Bentinck, on the proposition of Ald J Houston, who said that in his belief Briar-street, King’s Meadow-road, Hawthorn-street, and the streets immediately surrounding had made a greater response to the call than any other district in the city. Twelve of the fallen, it may be added, come from Briar-street itself, while the street can also claim three holders of the DCM and one of the MC. One lad has been three times wounded.’

Memorial location
Names on Memorial

TH Andrews - Thomas Henry Andrews

F Arrowsmith - Sydney Frank Arrowsmith

A Atkins - Arthur Atkins

J Bailey - John Henry Bailey

A Bambridge - Arthur Bambridge

EW Bambridge - Ernest William Bambridge

HF Barnacle - Herbert Frederic Barnacle

A Bayliss - Abraham Bayliss

C Bellamy - Charles Henry Bellamy

FW Birks - Frederick William Birks

AE Bott - Albert Edward Bott

JG Bowden - John Gornall Bowden

N Bowden - Norman Bowden

S Bowden - Sydney Bowden

F Bowler - Frederick Bowler

JW Brailsford - James Wilfred Brailsford

RHJC Breame - Reginald Harry Julius Caesar Breame

C Calladine - Charles Calladine

S Carnell - Sydney Carnell

F Cawley - Fred Cawley

LV Chapman - Leslie Victor Chapman

S Clarke - S Clarke

A Cluroe - Albert Cluroe

LG Colman - Leslie George Colman

AL Cooper - Albert Leverton Cooper

AW Cooper - AW Cooper

E Cowlishaw - Ernest Cowlishaw

AH Cragg - Arthur Harold Cragg

T Cragg - Thomas Cragg

J Cutts - James Albert Cutts

JE Dakin - John Edward Dakin

C Driver - Cecil Slight Driver

CH East - Charles Henry East

FE Edney - Frank Ernest Edney

R Edwards - Richard Samuel Edwards

RD Evans - Robert David Evans

A Fell - Alfred Fell

GF Fowler - George Fowler

TA French - Thomas Arthur French

LE Gamble - LE Gamble

TP Gardiner - Thomas Proctor Gardner

H Garner - Henry James Garner

AE Gilding - Arthur Ernest Gilding

TL Gilding - Thomas Leslie Gilding

AE Good - AE Good

G Graves - George Graves

RH Grundy - Reginald Horace Grundy

NG Guy - Norman Glass Guy

Hy Hall - Henry Hall

Hbt Hall - Herbert Hall

A Hallam - Arthur Hallam

R Handley - Robert Handley

W Harrison - W Harrison

J Haywood - J Haywood

GW Healey - George William Healey

G Heaps - George Heap

HH Hickling - Henry Hickling

S Jackson - Sam Jackson

G Lancashire - Francis George William Lancashire

W Lane - John William Lane

J Lavender - Joseph Lavender

H Littlewood - Harry Flavill Littlewood

HB Mallott - Harold Bretnor Mallott

C Marriott - Claude Marriott

A Mason - A Mason

HT Matthews - Henry Thompson Matthews

W Mellson - William Cecil Mellson

F Nall - Frederick William Nall

J Nall - John Albert Nall

A Nicholson - Arthur Nicholson

G Nicholson - G Nicholson

F Orgill - Frederick William Orgill

HG Parkes - Harold George Parkes

W Parkin - William Watson Parkin

H Patrick - William Henry Patrick

TH Pilgrim - Thomas Henry Pilgrim

G Rawson - George Thomas Rawson

R Rawson - Roland Rawson

BH Ream - Bernard Henry Ream

TA Schofield - Thomas Albert Schofield

GL Scott - George Lang Scott

JH Scott - JH Scott

H Scrimshaw - Henry Scrimshaw

W Scrimshaw - William Scrimshaw

MS Scrivener - Morris Samuel Scrivener

GS Simons - George Shirley Simons

MB Singleton - Mark Basil Singleton

HS Slater - Harold Samuel Slater

A Smith - Allen Smith

TP Smith - Thomas Parker Smith

JK Spreckley - Joseph Knight Spreckley

BW Storr - Blanchard William Storr

AH Summers - Arthur Herbert Summers

L Summers - Leonard James Summers

H Sunderland - Harry Sunderland

RW Swann - Robert Wood Swann

H Tardif - Herbert Tardif

H Taylor - H Taylor

H Timson - Harry Timson

J Tunnicliffe - James Tunnicliffe

WA Wagstaff - William Allan Wagstaff

I Walker - Isaac Walker

L Walker - Lawrence Waldron Walker

D Watson - David Henry Watson

ER White - Ernest Robert White

GH Wilce - George Haigh Wilce

F Wood - Frank Wood

SH Wright - Sydney Hopewell Wright

Photos
  • Board with WW2 names added to form a tryptich. Photograph Rachel Farrand
    Nottingham St Faith - Board with WW2 names added to form a tryptich. Photograph Rachel Farrand
  • WW1 names.  Photograph Rachel Farrand
    Nottingham, Meadows - St Faith - WW1 names. Photograph Rachel Farrand
  • Photograph Rachel Farrand
    Nottingham, Meadows - St Faith - Photograph Rachel Farrand