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I was given the opportunity to have a walk around Eton college yesterday so took some photographs of some of the war memorials

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Just as you enter the MacNaghten library they have some posters on the wall

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Nearly 5700 old Etonians served in the Great war of whom 1,157 gave their lives for King and Country they were all in the three services but the greater number were army subalterns straight from school the junior officers suffered the greatest loss of life and thirteen old etonians were awarded the Victoria Cross &  744 won the Military Cross, and a number of them one or two bars. The war memorial for the first and second world war is on the walls as you walk through into the old college.

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On the fourth of December 1940 part of the college was hit by a German bomb. Which is where part of the war memorial was

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Across the road is Eton War Memorial Park we're the local men are recorded.

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Rollerbeadle

A very good series of photographs...thank you for posting.

 

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Bernard_Lewis

Wow! What a collection. 

 

The Grenfell's had strong links to Swansea. Would you mid if I posted that image to a local Facebook page, please, with a credit to you? There is a Grenfell Park Estate on the "Eastside" of Swansea and a strong Eastside local history group.

 

Bernard

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1 hour ago, Bernard_Lewis said:

Wow! What a collection

Yes indeed. So interesting and fascinating - and sobering.

 

@themonsstar if you would like any of the Latin translated let me know.

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Kitchener's Bugle

Excellent set many thanks for taking the time to post them :D

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themonsstar

I had a fantastic day at Eton college if you ever get the chance make sure you have a walk around.

 

If anyone would like to reproduce the pictures help yourselfs don't worry about copyright.

Roy

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The Scorer

That's an excellent set of photos - thanks. 

 

Is the College open to casual visitors, or do you have to book - and are there restrictions on visits?

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stiletto_33853

Roy,

A few more for you, great place to walk around. Quite regularly visit the archives there.

 

Andy

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themonsstar

Andy when I was taking the pic I had the feeling I was walking in your footsteps 🧐

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stiletto_33853

:)

Great War Generals visiting Eton in 1919.

 

I am fortunate enough to have one of the Rifle Brigade officers photograph albums who is named on a plaque in the Cloisters. Half of which is of his time at Eton, the other half on the Western Front. Have agreed to donate it to Eton when I have finished with it as there are some pictures in there that Eton have never seen.

 

Andy

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