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Memorial

ROH 1939-45 Gulf War 1990 University College

Reference

D47.070

Place

DURHAM CITY

Original Location

University College, Durham Castle, Palace Green DH1 3RW

Which war

a. 1839-45
b. Gulf War 1990

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

1950

Memorial Description

Roll of Honour in oak case.

There is a plaque which bears the dedication

Materials used

Leather binding with vellum leaves

Inscription

This Book and the Courtyard clock
are a memorial to the members of
University College who gave their
lives in the Second World War

Names

Who commissioned

University College Castlemen's Society

Present condition

Water damage to some pages

Sculptor, Artist or Designer

L.C. Evetts MA ARCA and Sydney Cockerell

Ownership and maintenance

University College Durham

Notes

Castellum 1951
1. The Book of Remembrance records the names of the 22 members of the College who gave their lives in the 1939-45 war; 13 RAF cadets and 9 university students.

2. The Chaplain undertook the task of compiling the details, names dates of birth, school period of residence, service unit and date place and circumstances of death. These details were passed to Mr L.C. Evetts MA ARCA Master of Design in the Department of Fine Arts at King’s College Newcastle who undertook the production of the book. The vellum was specially prepared by Messrs H. Band and Company Limited so as to allow the writing to be done with equal sharpness and facility on both hair and flesh sides. The book was arranged in folio form and was bound in red leather by Mr Sydney Cockerell. The College shield of arms was blocked on the cover and the insides of the covers were finished with marbled paper made by Mr Cockerell.

3. The writing was done with turkey quills by Mr Evetts is in a hand modern in form but somewhat reminiscent of eleventh century hands. Gilded portions of the arms of the College on the title page and of the military badges throughout the book are in a technique current in the middle ages and described in The Book of Art of Cennino Cennini, a contemporary treatise on quattrocentre painting.

4. A wooden case with a glass top is being made for the book and it will be kept in one of the window embrasures in the Hall. A bronze plaque inscribed as follows will be placed on the front of the case - This Book and the Courtyard clock are a memorial to the members of this college who gave their lives in the 2nd World War.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Dorothy Hall

Castellum 1951

External web link

Research acknowledgements

Dorothy Hall

Research In Progress

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ROH 1939-45 Gulf War 1990 University College (D47.070)

 
Cover
University College Badge
   
Dedication
University College
Durham
Remember in the name of the Lord
all those members of this college who
died in service of their King and
Country in the Second World War
1939 – 1945
It is better for us to die in battle than to behold the calamities of our people 1 Macc. 3.59
   
Page 1
R.A.F. badge
   
   Francis Colin Ashworth
      Born 15th November 1924. Educated at Stand Grammar
      School, Manchester. In residence October 1942 to March 
      1943. R.A.F. Course No.4. Flying Officer R.A.F.V.R.
      Killed whilst serving with the R.A.F. on the 19th 
      September 1946in air accident at Peterborough.
   
   David Henry Atkinson, B.A.
      Born 6th March 1921. Educated at Richmond School, 
      Yorkshire.In residence 1939 to 1941. Flying Officer 
      R.A.F.V.R. Killed in action 23rd September 1944 over 
      Arnhem.   
   
Page 2
   
   Peter Upton Brooke
      Born 24th August 1923. Educated at Chichester 
      High School. In residence April to September 1941. 
      R.A.F. Course No.1. Pilot Officer R.A.F.V.R. Killed in
      action 24th/25th March 1944 in a raid on Berlin.
   
   Peter Bertram Brown
      Born 25th August 1926. Educated at Bedford School. 
      In residence October 1944 to March 1945. R.A.F. Course
      No.8. Flying Officer R.A.F.V.R. Killed whilst serving 
      with the R.A.F. 19th January 1948 in an air accident in 
      North Devon. 
   
   Derek Robinson Clandillon 
      Born 29th December 1923. Educated at Wanstead County 
      High School, Essex. In residence October 1941 to March 
      1942. R.A.F. Course No.2. Leading Aircraftsman 
      R.A.F.V.R. Killed on active service 19th February 1943
      in an air accident in Florida.
   
Page 3
   
   William Joseph Henry Clarke
      Born 7th April 1924. Educated at Douglas High School,
      Isle of Man. In residence October 1942 to March 1943.
      R.A.F. Course No.4.Sergeant R.A.F.V.R. Killed in action 
      7th April 1945 over Holland.
   
   John Anthony Clay
      Born 4th November 1923. Educated at Gunnersbury Grammar
      School, London. In residence October 1941 to March 
      1942. R.A.F. Course No.2. Leading Aircraftsman 
      R.A.F.V.R. Killed on active service 19th January 1943 
      in an air accident in Florida.
   
   Keith Douglas Cox 
      Born 23rd June 1926. Educated at Watford Grammar School.
      In residence April to September 1944. R.A.F. Course 
      No.7. Flying Officer R.A.F.V.R. Killed whilst serving 
      with the R.A.F. 4th February 1949 in an air accident off 
      the Norfolk coast.
  
Page 4
   
   Alfred John Vaughan Crane
      Born 16 September 1924. Educated at Llandovery County 
      School. In residence October 1942 to March 1943. R.A.F.
      Course No.4. Sergeant R.A.F.V.R. Killed on active 
      service 29th January 1945 in an air accident in India.
  
   David Nicholas Edwards
      Born 14th July 1923. Educated at Bishops Stortford 
      College, Herts. In residence October 1941 to March 
      1942. R.A.F. Course No.2. Flying Officer R.A.F.V.R. 
      Killed on active service 17th October 1944 in an air 
      accident in Scotland.
   
   William Thomas Evans
      Born 7th May 1924. Educated at Newton Secondary School,
      Montgomeryshire. In residence October 1942 to March 
      1943. R.A.F. Course No.4. Flying Officer R.A.F.V.R. 
      Coastal Command. Killed on active service 17th March 
      1945 on a reconnaissance flight from Iceland.
   
Page 5
   
   Eric Raynor Kelsall
      Born 4th November 1924. Educated at Lymm Grammar School,
      Cheshire. In residence October 1942 to March 1943.
      R.A.F. Course No.4. Sergeant R.A.F.V.R. Killed on 
      active service 21st January 1945 in an air accident in 
      Scotland.
   
   Leslie Kenneth Large
      Born 26th May 1925. Educated at Judd School, Tonbridge.
      In residence April to September 1943. R.A.F. Course 
      No.5. Flying Office R.A.F.V.R.. Died on active service 
      4th May 1945 from tuberculosis.
   
   George Salter, B.A.
      Born 3rd May 1916. Educated at Bradford Grammar School.
      In residence 1935 to 1939. Flying Officer R.A.F.V.R. 
      Killed in action 4th/5th February 1944 over France.
   
Page 6
   
   Robert Hugh Davis Watson
      Born 4th September 1923. Educated at Bradfield College,
      Berkshire. In residence October 1941 to March 1942. 
      R.A.F. Course No.2. Sergeant R.A.F.V.R. Killed on 
      active service 9th January 1944 in an air accident in 
      Northern Ireland.
   
   Geoffrey Clegg Wilby
      Born 20th October 1923. Educated at Wheelwright Grammar
      School, Dewsbury. In residence October 1941 to July 
      1942. Flying Officer R.A.F.V.R. Died whilst serving 
      with the R.A.F. 8th November 1945 in an accident at 
      Fassbourg, Germany.
   
   John Newport Croker
      Born 21st January 1924. Educated at Eastbourne, Sussex. 
      In residence October 1941 to March 1942. R.A.F. Course
      No.2. Flight sergeant R.A.F.V.R. Killed on active 
      service November 1944 in an air accident near Louvain,
      Belgium.
   
Page 7
Home Guard badge
   
   William Baird Charles Brander, B.A.
      Born 19th April 1915. Educated at Uppingham School. 
      In residence 1933 to 1937. Lieutenant 51st Kent Home 
      Guard. Died on active service 7th September 1943 from 
      injuries received in a Home Guard exercise at Bromley,
      Kent.
   
   Kingsley Walworth David Hodgson, B.A.
      Born 31st March 1905. Educated at St. Johns School, 
      Leatherhead. In residence 1924 to 1928. Major, Home 
      Guard. Died on active service 29th January 1944 from 
      wounds received from the explosion of a land mine 
      during Home Guard exercises in Northumberland.
   
Page 8
R.N.V.R. badge
   
   Thomas William Holmes, B.A.
      Born 31st December 1918. Educated at Bradford Grammar 
      School. In residence 1937 to 1940. Leading Airman,
      Fleet Air Arm R.N.V.R. Killed on active service 17th 
      January 1941 when his ship was torpedoed in the 
      Atlantic.
   
R.E.M.E. badge
   
   William Clayton
      Born 3rd June 1923. Educated at Consett Grammar School,
      Co. Durham. In residence October 1941 to October 1942.
      Lieutenant R.E.M.E. Died on active service 27 March 
      1944 as a result of a motor cycling accident in 
      Yorkshire.
   
Page 9
Northumberland Fusiliers badge
   
   Thomas Newrick Burdes B.A.
      Born 1st November 1915. Educated at Ripon Grammar 
      School. In residence 1935 to 1939. Captain, Royal 
      Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 9th April 
     1943 at Wadi Akrit, North Africa.
   
Anti-Tank Regiment badge
   
   Alan Ford
      Born 12th February 1923. Educated at Doncaster Grammar
      School. In residence October 1941 to July 1942. 
      Lieutenant 20th Anti-Tank Regiment. Killed in action 
      28th June 1944 in Normandy.
   
Page 10
The Gulf War 1990
   
   Thomas Nigel Charles Elsdom, B.Sc.
      Born 20th November 1951. Educated Malvern College,
      Worcester. In residence October 1969 to March 1972.
      Wing Commander, Royal Air Force. Killed in action 
      January 1990 over Iraq.
   
Last page -This book was written out by L.C. Evetts and bound by S.M. Cockerell in the year of Our Lord 1951. 
NamesD47.070

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