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Headmaster and the Dedication by the Bishop, concluding with the
"Last Post." The clergy then passed down the staircase-the (( Via
sacra" of Remembrance. The hymn
Now thank we all our God"
preceded the epi scopal Benediction.
The Service Roll of the School contains 1,157 names, and the
folloFing distinctions were gained: 2 V.C., 58 D.S.O.
with two bars,
1 with one bar), 76 M.C. (3
two bars, 8 with one bar), 3 Air
Force Medals) 43 Foreign Distinctions, 137 mentioned in despatches,
and 55 other British Orders.
"Int us Si c R ecte N e Labore."
HIS Memorial is situated at the meeting-place of all the
avenues leading from the School. A bronze figure of Sir
Philip Sydney in armour is situated on a rectangular plinth;
beneath the figure is a bronze relief of
A scene in the
trenches," above which is the legend
Scholce mece alumnos
At the foot of the statue are the words
Phi lipp us Sidney Salopi ensis,"
and on the back is a relief of Sir Philip
Sydney's death at Zutphen.
The M emorial was unveiled by Lieutenant-General Sir Harold
Walker, K.C.B .) K.C.M.G., D.S.O. (O.S.) , on May 24th, 1923, and
dedicated by the Bishop of Chester (O.S.). It is ' interesting to note that
the Burgomaster of Zu tph en in person laid a wreath on the Memorial.
Mr. Brook-Kitchen was the archi!ect; his design was a most happy
one, commemorating and embodying the great Scholar, History Maker
and Courtier of Elizabethan Times: a character-sublime, and fearless
unto death-very dear to the hearts of Englishmen. The work was
executed by Messrs. Foster
Dicksee; A. B. Burton, founder, and A. G.
alker, sculptor.
The Roll of Honour contains Three Hundred and Twenty Two
names, inscribed on each side of the plinth. The School Arms are on
the front below the relief.