Heath Old Boys Association


History


World War I Memorial Board

View from the right of the five panelled Memorial Board containing the names of those who had fallen in WWI
WWI Memorial Board

The WWI Memorial Board created by Harry Percy Jackson used to be on the top corridor at Heath Grammar School. There are five panels: the middle one lists the names of the fallen while the others list those who served, all grouped by the year in which they left Heath.

Across the top are six angels each representing one of the elements of the whole armour of God (Ephesians 6:11–17): the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shoes of peace, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit.

Angel holding a wooden shield on which is engraved the belt of truth Angel holding a wooden shield on which is engraved the breastplate of righteousness
Angels holding the belt of truth and breastplate of righteousness
Angel holding a wooden shield on which are engraved the shoes of peace below the word Pax Angel holding a wooden shield on which are engraved the shield of faith with the word Fides in the centre
Angels holding the shoes of peace and shield of faith
Angel holding a wooden shield on which is engraved the helmet of salvation Angel holding a wooden shield on which is engraved the sword of the Spirit
Angels holding the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit

Over the central panel is St George slaying the dragon with carvings on both sides of the rose, the thistle and the daffodils below which can be seen part of Ephesians 6:13.

Top central panel with St George slaying the dragon with carvings on both sides of the rose, the thistle and the daffodils below which can be seen part of Ephesians 6:13
Top central panel with St George slaying the dragon

Below is detail of St George slaying the dragon and the exquisite carving of his head.

St George on his horse slaying the dragon below his horse
St George slaying the dragon
Head and shoulders of St George standing out from the background carving
Head and shoulders of St George

Beneath the middle panel is the Heath crest.

Carved badge with text running round and, from top to bottom, a red rose, 1597, an opened book and a portcullis inside
Heath Grammar School crest