Christchurch Boys' High School war memorial

The Christchurch Boys' High School War Memorial was unveiled 31 January, 1926 by former Head master Charles Edmund Bevan-Brown. It is located on the school grounds and takes the form of a large gothic style shrine. Within the shrine is a granite sarcophagus with the inscribed words "Their name liveth forevermore." 142 names are inscribed on panels within the shrine.  Overlooking the building was a cross and an angel bearing the arms of the school. The shrine was built by stonemason Henry Silvester. On February 22, 2011 during the Christchurch earthquake, the angel fell down and the shrine is now undergoing earthquake strengthening and a refurbishment.


Inscription from CBHS memeorialChristchurch Boys' High School memorial

Christchurch Boys' High School war memorial. The words inscribed on the memorial shrine are by Rupert Brooke.

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