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Posted 28 April 2012 - 09:52 pm
Sadly some do get thrown away, here's one that was rescued from a skip Oddfellows New Abbey
Appreciate your input, I'll try all avenues until hit dead end ... and then try some more. I cannot fathom how a war memorial could ever be destroyed - moved elsewhere, yes, destroyed - never.
But then wasn't one found in a skip in that Ian Hislop programme 'Not Forgotten' a few years back??!!
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Posted 13 February 2014 - 04:42 pm
A search on G**gle shows that Purley County Grammar School is on Friends Reunited. Perhaps a query there would get a definite answer?
Posted 13 February 2014 - 05:27 pm
Hi Mark and Berenice,
A local Surrey journalist got in touch with the GWF through Chris Baker and confirmed that the RoH was safe and sound and to be re-displayed. It proved a WW2 RoH only. Mark I will PM you the details.
All the best, JH
Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:30 pm
No Kevin, not when I looked initially, I wonder if it is a new site? Interesting, though, and thanks for posting the link. I'll have to do some research on Mr Millner and Dorsett
Posted 25 March 2014 - 04:17 pm
Hi from an Old Boy of Purley County Grammar School, as it was in the 1960's when I was there. By coincidence, a picture of the Roll of Honour board has just appeared on the Fas et Patria blogspot. The picture was put on by OP Terry Lawson who is doing some research on the Old Boys whose names appear on the board. It seems, as suggested, that the board covers only WWII, hence the name of Mr J Milner (teacher and RFC), who was killed in 1916, does not appear. However, I am sure that Terry would welcome contact being made about the board, and a contact address is given with the picture. I cannot recall whether there was a similar board to commemorate those killed in the Great War.
Old Boys may like to know that the school (now alas no longer in existence as such) is celebrating its centenary in 2014, and a lunch and tour of the new buildings is planned for June/July. Apparently over 200 Old Boys have already expressed an interest in attending. Details and a contact address are given on the Fas et Patria blogspot. I am sure that Derek Akers and others will be there, if they can be, as they were at the last big reunion in 2007 which was attended by over 300 Old Boys.
The Fas et Patria website / blogspot is certainly not new and was the brainchild of Nick Peaty some 12-13 years ago. It provides a fascinating look back at the school through its 100 years, and is well worth a visit.
Posted 25 March 2014 - 10:15 pm
My Dad is doing some research on the Old Coulsdon war memorial so I will ask him if he has come across anything in connection with the School. But it sounds as if Mr Millner was the only master or pupil killed in the Great War so presumably there never was a Great War memorial.
I was born in Tollers Lane, Old Coulsdon - which is just around the corner from the school - but this was all new info for me.
Posted 27 March 2014 - 09:28 am
Is you father looking at the Old Coulsdon memorial for both the Great War and WWII?
If so I would like to exchange information with him as I now have details of most of the 88 names from the Purley Grammar School memorial.
Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:21 pm
I have just given my Dad a call and he says that there are only WW1 names on that particular memorial. He is not doing anything on any WW2 men. Tomorrow I am picking up a copy of what he has done so far - if there is anything on Milner I will post it here.
Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:58 pm
Posted 22 July 2014 - 06:49 pm
I visited Coulsdon College today (formally Purley County Boys School) to attend an exhibition on World War I
The Roll of honour for the world war II is in the entrance hall you will be pleased to know.
Posted 01 September 2014 - 03:03 pm
A photo of the Roll of Honour, with names clearly visible, can be seen on fasetpatria.blogspot.co.uk
Posted 01 September 2014 - 08:36 pm
I might have seen you there! Most of the research on the men on the War Memorial was done by my Dad.
In case you are interested they are having another WW1 Exhibition - this time in the Methodist Church in Coulsdon from 28 September to 4 October.
Posted 02 September 2014 - 02:12 pm
if you go to St Peters Chuch next to South Croydon Train Station they have an WW1 exhibition on at the minute, every Saturday.
I found out about this last week.