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Memorial Title

Derby School - WW2 Roll of Honour

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 roll of honour to the Old Derbeians of Derby School, formerly located at St Helen's House, Derby and now at Derby Moor Community Sports College, Littlover.
Images

Roll
Locations

Last known location:
Derby Moor Community
 Sports College
Moorway La
Littleover
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE23 2FS

NGR:
SK 32765 33162
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
In storage, pending new display.

Previous location:
Derby Moor School
Moorway La
Littleover
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE23 2FS

NGR:
SK 32731 33208
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
Wall mounted, in an alcove of the school hall.

Previous location:
Derby School
King St (A6)
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE1 3EE

NGR:
SK 35007 36836
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
On the north wall inside the chapel.
Type

Overall type: Roll of honour.


Overall condition: Fair.


Description:

A paper roll of honour in a nowy-headed glazed wooden frame. The roll has the school's coat of arms at the head and bears the inscription and names in black calligraphy with selected lettering in gold, and with the names in three columns. The oaken frame is of simple moulded section and has an oblong nowy head.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Roll of honour Paper c670 c420 - Fair
Frame Oak, glass c740 c490 c20 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN MEMORY
OF THE MEMBERS OF
DERBY SCHOOL
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
THEIR COUNTRY IN THE WORLD
WAR 1939-1945.
L. V. Andrews.
D. W. Arkwright.
C. P. Bailie.
R. B. Basford.
L. T. Bishop.
N. Blake.
J. C Bradley.
P. E. Butterworth.
G. A. Cockayne.
G. Cornish.
J. A. G. Cruikshank.
P. M. Davies.
D. S. Fletcher.
D. W. Glass.
S. Grundy.
P. Haldenby.
E. E. Hives.
S. Hodgkinson
G. E. Holland.
E. Holmes.
C. F. Kirby.
H. B. Mitton.
K. P. Mitton.
A. I. T. Moir.
H. P. D. Morgan.
A. S. Morley.
C. D. Pritchard.
W. H. Pannell.
T. R. Paxton.
K. R. J. Pennington.
B. W. H. Stalvies.
F. H. Ridley.
R. J. Riley.
A. J. Roberts.
G. J. Robinson.
P. W. Sanford.
J. W. Sankey.
N. B. Scott.
M. S. Smith.
L. D. Stratford.
L. C. Thornton.
M. W. Unsworth.
M. F. Weir.
J. L. Whittingham.
J. Willatt.
T. A. Williamson.
J. G. M Young.
"Their Name Liveth For Evermore."

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 47
Number served and returned  0
Total names 47
Administration

Custodian: Not known.

Local authorities:
From WW2: Derby County Borough Council (Derby Corporation) (Unparished)
From 1974: Derby District (later Borough and from 1977 City) Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1997: Derby City Council (unitary authority).
History

Summer 1947: The roll was made by Mr K S Cook of the Derby School of Arts and Crafts and prepared for installation at the King St premises of the school.

1966: Derby School moved to a new building at Littleover and the roll was affixed to the wall of the assembly hall.

1974: The school was changed from a grammar school to a comprehensive school.

September 1989: The school was renamed Derby Moor Community School.

2004: The school was renamed Derby Moor Community Sports College.

2012: The school hall and adjacent chapel were demolishedl; the roll was removed from the wall and placed into temporary storage but the glass was broken in the process.

January 2013: The new school buildings were occupied and the roll was placed into storage there pending creation of a suitable display.

2nd February, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition although the glass was broken, however, it was understood that renovation was being planned.
References

Derby Telegraph; 28th July 1947, p5: A brief report on the roll of honour.

M Shales, Pers Comm. A series of emails from the Principal providing historical details.
Comments

Thanks to Mike Shales, School Principal, and Maurice Cass, Assistant Archivist to the Old Derbeian Society, for their assistance in researching and recording this memorial.
Page © Roy Branson