Roll of Honour, City of Leicester School of Arts and Crafts

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

City of Leicester School of Arts and Crafts memorial and roll of honour of students who served their country in the European War, 1914-1918 [the First World War]. The roll of honour was produced by students in the Department of Printing and Book Production. It lists 177 staff and students who served in the Armed Forces, including 20 who lost their lives.

Also booklet The Arch of Remembrance: The Memorial to the men of Leicester and Leicestershire who laid down their lives in the Great War, 1914-1919, providing background information about the war memorial in Victoria Park, Leicester, and the form and order of the unveiling ceremony. The booklet is illustrated with paintings of the Arch of Remembrance done by students of the Leicester School of Arts and Crafts.

Administrative / Biographical History

It is worth noting that the City of Leicester School of Arts and Crafts was known as the Leicester Municipal Technical and Art School during the 1914-1918 conflict. The name was changed in 1919 to the City of Leicester School of Arts and Crafts and the City of Leicester Technical School. No roll of honour has been discovered for the Technical School.

Conditions Governing Access

Open and available for research access. External researchers are advised to contact the Archivist for an appointment.

Acquisition Information

Part of the institutional archive of the University.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Katharine Short, Archivist, August 2013.

Conditions Governing Use

The Roll of Honour is tightly bound. Overhead photography may be permitted if suitable care is taken.