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Endowment Horsfall safe return 1914-18 St. Chad's College





Original Location

St. Chad’s College, 18 North Bailey DH1 3RH.

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Donation made March 1919

Memorial Description

Endowment fund to create an annual Exhibition for a candidate for ordination.


None. Entitled “Per Ardua ad Astra” Exhibition.


(Given as a thanks for the safe return of Major Ewart Horsfall, R.A.F.)

Who commissioned

Mr. H. Douglas Horsfall, Liverpool.




1. St. Chad’s was founded approx. 1905 primarily as a Training College for the Ministry of the Church of England.

2. Mr. Horsfall also donated £3,000 to the endowment of the first fellowship of the College, and it was “proposed shortly to nominate to the fellowship a distinguished alumnus of the College who has been serving in the Army since 1914”.

3. Major Horsfall was well known as the president of the Oxford University Boating Club.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Darlington and Stockton Times 29/3/1919 reports donation.

Durham Chronicle 29/3/1919 reports donation.

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Research acknowledgements

Dorothy Hall

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