Christchurch Boys' High School war memorial

The Christchurch Boys' High School War Memorial was unveiled 31 January 1926 by former headmaster 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. The angel fell down on 22 February 2011 during the Christchurch earthquake. The shrine was refurbished and strengthened in 2016.

 

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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