Rickmansworth Cenotaph

WM reference
1169
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 1983
  • Opened : 31 July 1921
  • Dedicated : 31 July 1921
Current location

In churchyard.
St Marys Church
Church St
Rickmansworth
Three Rivers
Hertfordshire
WD3 1JB
England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 061 942
Denomination: Church of England

Previous location

Junction with Uxbridge Rd
Ebury Rd
Rickmansworth
Three Rivers
Hertfordshire
England
OS Grid Ref.: Undefined
Denomination: Undefined

Description

Cenotaph with a seated woman at the north and south faces, one symbolizing the sorrow and despair of 1914, and the other the hopeful triumph of 1918. It was originally designed to have a pyramid cap on top, but this design was amended to include the statue of a lion with its paws holding down an eagle. The statue was later removed (see our record 1170), and a pyramid cap substituted in June 1968.

Inscription

IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY / OF MEN OF THIS / DISTRICT WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE GREAT WAR /1914 / 1918 / ROLL OF HONOUR / (Names) / ROLL OF HONOUR / 1939-1945 AND SUBSEQUENT CONFLICTS

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Alloway, A
Anderson, J
Andrews, C
Andrews, A
Ansell, A
Arnold, F H
Atkins, A
Austin, A
Baldwin, J E
Baldwin, G E
See details for all 194 names

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 194
Served and returned: 0
Died: 194
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,decorations
Order of information: surname

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 82
Served and returned: 0
Died: 82
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname

Subject/Period

Korean War (1950-1953)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: no
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Subject/Period

Falklands Conflict (1982)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname

Component

Cenotaph
Condition: Good
Measurements: depth 1680MM, height 4350MM, width 3160MM
Materials: Stone - Portland
Listed?: No

Component

Figure
Condition: Lost
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 1983
Attended by: Air Marshal Sir Ivor Broom KCB CBE DSO DFC AFC

Ceremony

Opened
Date: 31 July 1921
Attended by: FM The Earl of Cavan KP GCB GCMG GCVO GBE

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 31 July 1921
Attended by: REV F HALSEY

History

Statue removed in 1940, and reinstated in 1951, but removed again when the memorial was dismantled in May 1968, and eventually resited separately: see our record 1170. Signs of lichen c 1999. Memorial cleaned Nov. 1999.

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: £2000
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Three Rivers District Council, as successor to Rickmansworth Urban District Council.

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection 1169 and 1170

Reference

Watford Observer 6 October 1921

Reference

The Times 28 July 1921 p.7 col.d

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