Remembrance Service and unveiling of the War Memorial Statue
Following the service, the War Memorial Statue was blessed and dedicated by the Dean of Guildford, The Very Revd. Dianna Gwilliams, and unveiled by Peter Dodd (R1943-47). The Memorial stands as a permanent reminder to honour all those from the College community who have given their lives in the cause of freedom and peace. It is a statue of an unnamed soldier, standing at ease with head lowered in the act of remembrance. The figure is clothed in standard uniform so as to be timeless. The statue commemorates the OEs and staff of Epsom College who fought or gave their lives in service - marking a variety of 19th Century battles, the Great War, World War II and all subsequent (and future) conflicts.
Sculpted by Marcus Cornish, an established figurative sculptor, it is in buff-colour ceramic stoneware and mounted on a red brick plinth with stone cap, to complement the Victorian red bricks of St Luke's Chapel. An inset stone bears the inscription, ‘We Will Remember Them'.
Over £8,000 was raised for the memorial, and the Education Trust would like to thank all OEs and parents who contributed via the Annual Fund, and to everyone who played a key role in making it happen. Particular thanks go to Peter Dodd and the OE Lodge. Also involved in the project were the Art Department, College Chaplaincy, Archives, CCF and the Estates Team.