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King Edward VI Grammar School Retford

This wooden board commemorating the names of the 44 'Retfordians' who fell during the Great War 
Source Peter Gillings

This memorial was originally housed in the King Edward VI Grammar School London Road Retford which closed in 2005 . A new school Retford Oaks Academy (DN22 7NJ) took its place and the memorial was relocated to these premises. The board is headed 'Ex Pulvere Palma' (The rewards of victory arise from out of the dust) and the inscription reads 'IN MEMORY OF THE MEMBERS OF THE KING EDWARD VI GRAMMAR SCHOOL RETFORD WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR'. Research by Peter Gillings

Memorial location
Names on Memorial

G Abbott - George Abbott

TK Baldwin - Terence Kenneth James Baldwin

P Bausor - Thomas Paul Bausor

G Beever - George Beever

H Birkett - Harry Tomlinson Birkett

P Boote - James Percival Boote

HS Carpenter - Henry Alfred Stanley Carpenter

RW Clark - Reginald William Clark

HM Cross - Matthew Henry Cross

HC Daffen - Harold Charles Daffen

H Davison - Horace Davison

AA Enderby - Arthur Aaron Enderby

W Eyre - William Eyre

JH Fletcher - John Harwood Cash Fletcher

GW Goodwin - Godfrey John Whitehouse Goodwin

L Goold - Louis Goold

J Harrison - John Harrison

GC Harryman - Geoffrey Charles Harryman

F Higginbottom - Frederick Higginbottom

EG Hipkin - Edward Gascoigne Hipkin

JE Hirst - John Edgar Hurst Hirst

VC Land - Cecil Land

J Lister - George Lister

S Lister - Sidney Herbert Lister

B Mantle - Barrington Mantle

CW Merryweather - Charles Walter Merryweather

W Nicholson - Winter Nicholson

A Oakden - Arthur Marshall Oakden

GH Peacock - George Henry Peacock

RM Pinder - Reginald Maw Pinder

RS Plant - Robert Sidney Plant

HW Raynor - Hubert William Rayner

JH Robinson - John Henry Robinson

SO Sharp - Stephen Oswald Sharp

RE Sissons - Roland Edward Sissons

WE Stockdale - Walter Edwin Stockdale

H Swannack - Henry Swannack

CI Swift - Cyril Ivan Swift

D Tanner - David Tanner

EH Taylor - Edwin Hutchinson Taylor

FO Todman - Frederick Oliver Todman

FE Warburton - Fred Eric Warburton

F White - Frank White

JJ Yates - John Edwin Yates

Photos
  • This photo shows the Assembly Hall built about 1938 and in it can be seen on the left portrait of King Edward VI and on the right above the door the 'Great War' memorial. 

Source www.eyemead.com 
courtesy of John Palmer
    Assembly Hall King Edward VI Grammar School - This photo shows the Assembly Hall built about 1938 and in it can be seen on the left portrait of King Edward VI and on the right above the door the 'Great War' memorial. Source www.eyemead.com courtesy of John Palmer
  • This wooden board commemorating the names of the 44 'Retfordians' who fell during the Great War 
Source Peter Gillings
    King Edward VI Grammar School - memorial - This wooden board commemorating the names of the 44 'Retfordians' who fell during the Great War Source Peter Gillings
  •  Photo showing the King Edward VI Grammar School at Retford from a postcard dated 1904 Source www.eyemead.com courtesy of John Palmer
    King Edward VI Grammar Schhol - Photo showing the King Edward VI Grammar School at Retford from a postcard dated 1904 Source www.eyemead.com courtesy of John Palmer
  • This photo shows Retford Oaks Academy in Retford where the war memorial is now on display 
Source Peter Gillings
    Retford Oaks Academy - This photo shows Retford Oaks Academy in Retford where the war memorial is now on display Source Peter Gillings
  • In the Spring term 1917 edition of the 'Retfordian' magazine mention is made of this shrine. 
It was decided to place it  on the wall of the Big Schoolroom, behind the Headmasters desk , a War shrine of good,yet unpretentious design, and in this issue we present a photographic reproduction of what has been selected. It is from the design of Messers. Bodley & Hare, the well known Arhitects, and is a triptych constructed of battleship teak from H.M.S. Britanic and the cross covered with hammered copper from the same vessel.
    King Edward VI Grammar School - Shrine - In the Spring term 1917 edition of the 'Retfordian' magazine mention is made of this shrine. It was decided to place it on the wall of the Big Schoolroom, behind the Headmasters desk , a War shrine of good,yet unpretentious design, and in this issue we present a photographic reproduction of what has been selected. It is from the design of Messers. Bodley & Hare, the well known Arhitects, and is a triptych constructed of battleship teak from H.M.S. Britanic and the cross covered with hammered copper from the same vessel.
  • This is a page from  the final 1918 edition of the 'Retfordian' magazine showing the  Roll of Honour  for boys who had attended the school and fell during the 'Great war' 
It can be seen the Roll of Honour contains 46 names, however the main wooden memorial only contains 44 names. the  2 missing names  are of G Reginald Sissons and Reginald H Wood.
    King Edward VI Roll of Honour - This is a page from the final 1918 edition of the 'Retfordian' magazine showing the Roll of Honour for boys who had attended the school and fell during the 'Great war' It can be seen the Roll of Honour contains 46 names, however the main wooden memorial only contains 44 names. the 2 missing names are of G Reginald Sissons and Reginald H Wood.