July 14th 1921

Yesterday saw the unveiling of Oxford’s War Memorial and its dedication by the Bishop of Oxford, Dr Burge, in remembrance of all the citizens of Oxford who gave their lives in the Great War.

It will be remembered that it was Dr Burge who performed the dedication of our own war memorial last year.

This new cross is situated at the north end of St Giles and very close to Balliol Hall (in the large building behind and to the right of the cross). It was here that the OPS, now Dragon School, started in two rooms with 14 boys under Mr AE Clarke in 1877.

Also yesterday, it is reported in ‘The Times’ that the Poet Laureate, Robert Bridges, was at Newbury Grammar School for the unveiling of their War Memorial.  His plea for the forgiveness of injustices should be noted. In his speech he said that there could not be proper peace and reconciliation in Europe until enemies expressed forgiveness.

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