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KING'S SCHOOL, CANTERBURY
"Age dum agis."
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HE Memorial to the One Hundred and Forty Seven Old
Boys who gave their lives for King and Country takes
the form of a paved court and Memorial Cross situated
in front of the famous Norman staircase. Stone steps
surround the Cross, and during excavations the Norman
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___--:;.--.. bases of the pillars on which the present Schoolroom is
buil t were disclosed.
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The Cross was dedicated by the Very Reverend the Dean of
Canterbury, and unveiled by Major-General Sir E. E. Carter, K.C.M.G.,
C.B., M.V.O., on December 19th, 1921. The following inscriptions
appear:
«
Lord God of Hosts be with us yet, L est we forget, L est we
forget"
and
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Our H elp standeth in the Name of the Lord";
and below,
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In proud and thankful memory of those boys of King's School who
gave their lives for King and Country,
1914-1919."
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The names of the Fallen are inscribed upon the wall of the Memorial
Court under the
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Big School," and on the left of the Norman staircase,
with the following inscription above them:
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R em ember these who gave
th eir lives,
1914-1919." This part of the memonal was unveiled by
His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury on November 11th, 1925.
The architect was Sir Herbert B1ker, A.R.A.
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ST. EDWARD'S SCHOOL, OXFORD
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Pietas parantum."
N Tuesday, December 16th, 1919, the Memorial Calvary
in the Master's
G~rden
was dedicated by the Venerable
T. H. Archer-Houblon, Archdeacon of '
O~ford,
who took
the service from the Commendation to the Benediction.
The
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Last Post" was sounded by Corporal Sercombe,
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the Guard of Honour stood at the
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Present." The
robed Clergy and Choir were preceded by the Jeffries Memorial
Processional Cross.
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