AS the war progressed, the sheer magnitude of the loss Sedbergh School had suffered began to sink in.

Altogether 257 men former pupils and staff made the ultimate sacrifice during the war.

Before the war ended, planning began to ensure that those lost would be remembered in a fitting way at school.

A committee was formed to discuss how the school could best honour its dead and plans submitted by architect and Old Sedberghian J. H. Worthing for the Memorial Cloister were selected.

The Headmaster stated that ‘simplicity and strength are its keynotes’.

The Cloister has five external arches to symbolise the five houses which existed at Sedbergh during the War.

Inside four panels hold the carved names of the masters and pupils who died, listed in alphabetical order.

Details of rank, regiment and honours were omitted as it was felt to be important that all men were commemorated equally.

The only decorations are the coats of arms of Roger Lupton, the school’s founder, and King Edward VI.

Lions’ heads flank the east and west entrances and the inscription ‘Their Name Liveth for Evermore’ is carved into the front.