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THE LEYS SCHOOL, CAMBRIDGE - 1914-1919 & 1939-1945

The Leys School, in the Trumpington road, was established in 1874, by the Wesleyan Methodist body, to futher a high-class education under Evangelical auspices to the sons of ministers or laymen of all denominations: boys were admitted between the ages of 10 to19, to be prepared for the Universities, professional or commercial pursuits. At that time the estate was freehold and comprised an area of about 21 acres, within which were the buildings comprising four blocks, including a dining-hall, dormitories, masters houses and a large science building, opened in 1893 by Lord Kelvin.

The Memorial took the form of a Mural Tablet in stone, on which were four panels with a central canopied figure of St. George in armour. The four panels held the names of the One Hundred and Forty Nine Old Boys who gave their lives in the Great War.

The architect was Mr. G. P. Hutchinson, of Messrs. James Cowell & Sons (Whitefriars), Ltd., Wigmore Street, London.


H.R.H. the Duke of York unveiled this Tablet on 6th July 6th 1922.

This tablet was placed on the external wall of the Chapel under the east window. Under the statue of St. George was the inscription: "To the immortal memory of Old Leysians who fell in the 1914-1919," while along the bottom of the Tablet, under the name panels, appeared the following words : "My marks and scars I carry with me to be a witness for me that I have fought His battles, Who now will be my rewarder."

You will note that the photograph above differs to that below in that two further panels were added, one to the left and the other to the right, to include the names of thoise who died in the Second World War.


Photograph Copyright © John Harding - The Leys School - 2005
Click on a section of the photograph above to enlarge.

The researched, detailed information, from this memorial has been split into the two section World War 1 and World War 2, click on the relevant link to see the details.

Last updated 11 April, 2009

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