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Nottingham Central Methodist Mission (Albert Hall)

UKNIWM Ref - 68037

The memorial in the Central Methodist Mission, whose premises were known as the Albert Hall, was dedicated on Sunday, 18 September 1921. The memorial was unveiled by Mrs H Gifford Oyston, the wife of the minister, Rev Gifford Oyston. At one point in the War over 1,300 men and women from the Mission were serving in the armed forces and the Mission compiled Rolls of Honour of members of the congregation who were serving or who had died as a result of their service. The Mission’s annual report of 1915-16 noted that, “every Sunday evening, at an appropriate part of the service, when nearly three thousand people are assembled, the roll of honour, comprising the names of the men and the branches of the service to which they are attached, is read over, together with the names of those who have fallen, and then the congregation stands bowed a while in silent intercession. A suitable hymn is then sung and the people are encouraged to mingle national aspiration with individual sacrifice.” The Mission’s fourteenth annual report of 1916-1917 recorded a list of those who had died in the War, the roll showing the rank, name and regiment or ship in which the men had served. (Source: 'The Evolution of the Nottingham Central Methodist Mission', Ian Caulfield Grant, Morley’s Print and Publishing. ISBN 0 9519651 2 3). See also Nottinghamshire Archives, Acc 7978, Location T007D, miscellaneous papers, Rev H Gifford Oyston, Methodist Mission. The Methodist Mission transferred in the 1980s to Lower Parliament Street Methodist Church and the Albert Hall was sold. It is now the Albert Hall Conference Centre but the memorial has been kept in its original location in the foyer to the auditorium.

Memorial location
Names on Memorial

H Ackroyd - Herbert Ackroyd

FR Adkin - Francis Robert Adkin

AW Allen - Arthur William Allen

H Allen - H Allen

LD Allen - Leonard Davis Allen

JA Allen - James William George Allen

GT Anthony - George Thomas Anthony

A Ashford - Arthur Ashford

G Astill - George Astill

W H Atkin - William Henry Atkin

AO Atkinson - Albert Owen Atkinson

A Attenborough - Ernest Arthur Attenborough

B Attenborough - Bertram Reuben Attenborough

J Attenborough - Joseph Cecil Attenborough

F Bakewell - F Bakewell

S Baldry - Spencer Baldry

C Bamber - C Bamber

E Barker - E Barker

H Barling - Harold Barling

S Bassford - Samuel Bassford

A Bayliss - Abraham Bayliss

E Bentley - Ernest Bentley

H Bicknell - Harold Bicknell

W Bicknell - William Bicknell

G Bilson - George Billson

H Bird - H Bird

T Bird - T Bird

J Bonser - J Bonser

NS Bradbury - Neville Stretton Bradbury

N Brewer - Norman Brewer

A Bright - Archibald Viccars Bright

N Buckley - Norman Leese Buckley

V Burdell - Vivian Brough Burdell

GC Bush - George Charlton Bush

A Butler - Archibald Butler

F Camm - Frank Camm

P Carnell - Percy Carnell

H Carver - Harold Carver

HC Caulton - Harold Cecil Caulton

GH Cawthan - George Henry Cawthan

A Clark - A Clark

J Clarke - J Clarke

S Clifford - Sydney Clifford

H Coulby - Herbert Coulby

B Coupland - Bertie Coupland

A Coverley - Albert Coverley

J Cragg - James Cragg

F Croft - Frank Marshall Croft

H Cumberland - Herbert Cumberland

A Cuthbert - Alfred Cuthbert

EC Dean - Edward Charles Deane

GB Dodd - George Baker Dodd

C Dove - Charles Dove

H Draper - Herbert Edwin Draper

C Driver - Cecil Slight Driver

RJ Dunn - Reginald John Dunn

W Elliott - W Elliott

J Ferguson - J Ferguson

H Flinders - Harold Flinders

W Flinders - William Flinders

R Flint - Richard Flint

CH Ford - Charles Hunt Ford

E Foulds - E Foulds

WH Frith - Willis Hirwin Frith

R Gabbitas - Richard Gabbitas

L Giliborn - Leonard Gillborn

ABL Godson - Albert Bernard Lawrence Godson

W Gore - William Thomas Gore

J Gosling - John Gosling

J Goss - Joseph Goss

R Goulder - Richard Severn Goulder

F Harman - Fred Harman

L Hawkins - Leonard Hawkins

W Haywood - W Haywood

W Henries - William Henrys

RP Hill - Robert Percy Hill

G Hollingsworth - George Hollingsworth

AE Holmes - Alfred Ernest Holmes

GE Holmes - George Holmes

JE Hopkinson - JE Hopkinson

AG Houghton - Arthur George Houghton

WA Howlett - William Arthur Howlett

G Hubbard - G Hubbard

AV Hunt - Albert Victor Hunt

A Huntbach - Arthur Albert Huntbach

L Jones - L Jones

GW Keeling - George William Keeling

F Kent - Fred Kent

S Kent - S Kent

JC Kettle - John Christopher Kettle

AE Knight - Albert Edward Knight

AJ Knight - Albert James Knight

E Knowles - E Knowles

H Lamyman - Horace Lamyman

W Lane - W Lane

R Lowe - Ralph Lowe

H Lowton - Herbert Septimus Lowton

H Lucas - Harold William Lucas

TH Maltby - Thomas Herbert Maltby

GF Martin - George Frederick Martin

H Martin - H Martin

V Matthews - Vincent Matthews

F May - F May

D McNicol - Douglas McNicol

E Mellers - Ernest Mellers

A Merson - Alexander Merson

T Millington - Thomas Millington

H Morlin - Harry Morlin

G Needham - George Needham

W Needham - William Needham

JH Palfreyman - John Henry Palfreyman

S Payne - Sydney Payne

RS Pearson - Ralph Stanley Pearson

F Perrin - Frederick Byron Perrin

JL Phoenix - JL Phoenix

L Pitt - Lawrence Charles Brooks Pitt

AW Proverbs - Arthur Waldron Proverbs

RG Pyatt - Richard Goodwin Pyatt

C Rice - Charles Henry Rice

CVG Richards - Cecil Vyner Gerald Richards

CJ Rickett - Cyril John Rickett

JG Robinson - JG Robinson

GH Ruffles - George Henry Ruffles

A Saunders - A Saunders

LJ Savage - Leslie Jackson Savage

F Saxton - F Saxton

H Scott - H Scott

H Simpson - H Simpson

WM Smalley - William Miles Smalley

H Smith - H Smith

TF Smith - TF Smith

T Spinks - Thomas Edgar Spinks

GH Stell - George Henry Stell

CL Stocks - Clarence Leslie Stocks

J Swingler - J Swingler

ABL Tatlow - Arthur Benjamin Tatlow

GA Taylor - George Albert Taylor

W Towle - W Towle

T Truswell - Tom Truswell

F Turner - F Turner

W Wade - W Wade

CW Ward - CW Ward

GE Ward - GE Ward

JA Ward - JA Ward

P Weatherall - Percy Weatherall

E Weston - E Weston

T Wilkinson - T Wilkinson

W Wilkinson - W Wilkinson

L Williamson - Edgar Williamson

JW Wilson - John William Wilson

HH Woodliff - Harry Hibbard Woodliff

H Woolley - Henry Alexander Woolley

A Wright - A Wright

  • Photograph Rachel Farrand
    Nottingham Central Methodist Mission (Albert Hall) - Photograph Rachel Farrand
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