Christ’s College Finchley

There are two World War memorial plaques in the drama hall at the school.  Each has about 100 names of former pupils and a few members of staff.

The First World War plaque was first planned in 1919 and in the school magazine in July 1919 it was reported that:

ww1 memorial website“A design of the memorial tablet, to cost £75, was submitted to the Annual General Meeting and approved.  The tablet will consist of a centre stone of brown grained alabaster, upon which will be engraved, with a suitable inscription, the names of all old boys who made the supreme sacrifice.  This will be surrounded by a wide border of red Devonian marble, and the present intention is to erect it over the clock in the big schoolroom. “

It was unveiled on 29th July 1921 when it was noted that:

“The unveiling ceremony was of short duration, lasting only about 15 minutes.  Col. J R Pretyman Newman, MP, who unveiled the tablet and the Rev Preb W St John Hill Bourne who dedicated it, both made short speeches, suitable to the occasion.  Unfortunately there are still two more names to be added, making a total of 98.”

The final cost of the memorial was £80-17-6d (£80.75p)

 

Click here to view a list and details of those named