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Oxford War Memorials: St John’s College

There are no biographies for this memorial, but links are provided
for the five men who have online biographies elsewhere

For more about Leonard Gray Butler, Fellow of St John's who was killed in action at the Somme,
see pp. 38–39 of the 2016 edition of TW: The magazine of St John's College, Oxford (online here as PDF)

Translation of the Latin at the top of these two plaques:

These tablets commemorate fellows,
students, and servants of this college who
when flourishing in hope, youth, and ability

[Names ADAMS to JONES-SAVIN]

considered themselves born not
for themselves but for their native land
and gave up their lives † 1914 • 1918 †

[Names KERR TO WRIGHT, plus two at end]

St John's College

HAE TABULAE COMMEMORANT SOCIOS ALUMNOS FAMULOS
HUIUSCE COLLEGII QUI SPE AETATE INGENIO FLORENTES

C. J. N. ADAMS / G. ADAMSON / D. G. A. ALLEN / A. C. T. ALMACK / G. D. ARMITAGE

J. A. BARRETT / G. S. BARROW / J. F. C. BASHFORTH / P. BATEMAN / G. H. BELAS

P. L. BELL / N. BLACK / S. C. BOOKER / C. BOURNS / G. L. BOYS-STONES

C. E. R. BRIDSON / J. W. BROWN / G. H. J. BROWN / H. P. S BUCKLEY / H. A. L. BULLOCK

H. P BUNCE / E. L. A. H. BURGES / J. G. BURNIE / L. G. BUTLER † G. M. CAIRNS

G. F. CARTER / E. C. E. CHAMBERS / P. H. CHASE / G. A. B. CHESTER / A. A. CLARKE

P. G. F. COLLINS A. R. CREESE O. R. CUTHBERT † G. DICKINS † V. A. E. ELLIOTT

G. H. FEATHERSTONE / R. H. FEDDEN / H. J. H. FORESHEW / G. B. FOULKES / T. FREEMAN

H. FRY † D. N. GALISSEN / J. W. GILL / L. DE G. GODET / L. W. GOLDSMITH

M. GREY-SMITH † A. J. M. HALL / C. HALSEY / J. HANDYSIDE / H. HARPER

E. A. HARVEY / J. HARVEY / H. HIGGS / G. G. HILL / A. G. HODGES / A. HODGKINSON

E. J. HOGGARD / J. A. HOLDSWORTH / F. F. HUNT / W. H. HURSTBOURNE †

H. L JEAYES / G. R. JOHNSON / J. F. JOHNSON / R. H. J. JOHNSON / J. S. JONES-SAVIN

St John's College, Oxford war memorial

NON SIBI SED PATRIAE SESE GENITOS ARBITRATI MILITIAE
ANIMAS REDDIDERUNT † MDCCCCXIV / MDCCCXVIII †

G. A. LE KERR / L. C. KIRK † W. G. LAWRENCE / L. J. P. LAYCOCK / R. M. LEAKE

C. S LEWIS / C. W. V. LEWIS / J. N. LEWIS / R. LIGHTBOURN / A. P. C. LOVEITT

† G. D. O. MACLEAR / W. A. J. MARSDEN / H. B. McMINN / F. T. MAURICE / H. K. MEEK

A. E. MESSER / J. B. MITCHELL / A. MOODY / R. C. D. MOORE † R. H. A. NEWSOME

† P. M. PASCALL / J R. POUND / R.K. POWELL / J. R. S. PROUD † J. E RAPHAEL

† M. J. B. REED / A. J. H. ROE † L. H. SAYE / A. J. M. SHAW / C. F. B SIMPSON

G. L. SINNETT-JONES / K. M. H. SOLOMON / J. L. SPEIGHT / P. W. J. STEVENSON

L. STRATFORD † S. F. TERRY / A. L. THOMAS / H. THOMPSON / M. B. THOMPSON

A. H. TRUMAN / W. G. D. TURNER † E. R. UPHAM / C. D. UPSTONE †

E. H. VAN FELLET / H. VEARY / R. E. VERNEDE † E. O. R. WAKEMAN

A. J. WALKER / A. B. WALLIS / C. WALTER / F. WALSH / G. L. WATSON

W. A. WAYMAN / F. C. B. WEST / J. W. WILLIAMS / O. M. WILLIAMS / W. WILLOUGHBY

E. J. WOODS / F. C. WORSTER / V. A. B. WRIGHT † C. BAYLAY

J. ROBINSON

The following report on the unveiling of these two tablets appeared in The Times on 12 May 1921:

WAR MEMORIAL AT OXFORD
Lord Cave unveiled yesterday afternoon, at St. John's College, Oxford, a war memorial erected to the memory of members of the College who fell in the war. It consists of two tablets of grey Derbyshire marble, bearing the names of 125 men, including fellows, undergraduates, and servants, surmounted by an appropriate Latin inscription. The President, the Rev. Dr. James, conducted a short service in the quadrangle before the unveiling. Among those present were Lady Cave, Lady Erla Richards, the Rev. Dr. Nairn, headmaster of Merchant Taylors' School, and Mrs. Nairn, the Rev. Professor Box, King's College, London, and the Vice-President of St. John's, Mr. W. H. Stevenson.

 

This memorial on the Database of the Imperial War Museums: St John's College WW1
Does not appear to be listed on War Memorials Online

Oxford Journal Illustrated, 18 May 1921, p. 9: Photograph of Lord Cave unveiling these two tablets

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