Plaque

Harrow School - WW1 memorial

Erection date: 6/10/1921

Inscription

Stet Fortuna Domus
{Latin, which translates as: Let the fortune of the house stand}

1914 - 1918
Donorum Dei Dispensatio Fidelis
{Latin, which translates as: The faithful dispensation of the gifts of God}.

In honour of the boys of Harrow who gave their lives in the Great War this stone of their memorial was laid by their brother Harrovian Randall Archbishop of Canterbury on Founders Day, October 6th 1921.

The plaque was laid in 1921 (British Pathe film) and the building was opened on 3 June 1926 by the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin and the Archbishop of Canterbury.

2021: An Old Harrovian, James K., kindly contacted us to fix some our transcription.  Due to damage we'd originally failed to read both the mottos correctly.

Site: Harrow School - 5 memorials (5 memorials)

HA1, Peterborough Road, Harrow War Memorial Building and Speech Room

In our photo, reading left to right: the WW1 memorial plaque is just to the right of the lamppost; the War Memorial Building plaque is one of those in the flint wall; the redbrick building at the right is the Speech Room - the road-side wall of which has the statue of Elizabeth and the Speech Room plaque is partially obscured by the top of the pig-pen railing end-post.

The Hamilton plaque is fixed inside the building, almost immediately behind the statue.

The Speech Room building was constructed 1872-7, designed by William Burges. The War Memorial building was constructed as a memorial to the 600 Old Boys of Harrow school lost in WW1. More information at the Listing entry.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Harrow School - WW1 memorial

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World War 1

We'd always assumed that this war was known as the Great War until WW2 came a...

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Old boys of Harrow School lost in WW1

 600 old boys of Harrow school were lost in WW1.

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Harrow School - WW1 memorial

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Randall Thomas Davidson, Baron Davidson of Lambeth

Archbishop of Canterbury. Born Edinburgh. A pupil at Harrow. Suffered all his...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
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Elizabeth I statue - Harrow

Elizabeth I statue - Harrow

Harrow School was founded in 1572 under a Royal Charter of Elizabeth I so thi...

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Elizabeth I statue - Harrow - Hamilton plaque

Elizabeth I statue - Harrow - Hamilton plaque

This plaque refers to this statue.

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Harrow School - Speech Room

Harrow School - Speech Room

The first stone of the new Speech Room was laid by His Grace the Duke of Aber...

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Harrow School - War Memorial Building

Harrow School - War Memorial Building

The Harrow School War Memorial Building, Memorial Shrine, Ceremonial Staircas...

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