Bridgwater

WM reference
1396
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 25th September 1924
Current location

In centre of fenced garden
King Square
Bridgwater
Sedgemoor
Somerset
TA6 3DG
England
OS Grid Ref.: ST 29853 37149
Denomination: Undefined

Description

Female figure of 'civilization' holding the world encircled by emblems of peace and commerce and treading demons of war underfoot. Surmounting massive plinth.

Inscription

IN HONOUR OF THE MEN/ OF BRIDGWATER WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ (Names)/ 1939 - 1945/ (Names)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Adams, J
Allen, S
Anglin, J
Anglin, D P
Anglin, Jno
Ashton, H
Baker, D H
Baker, E E
Baker, F
Baker, A
See details for all 349 names

Subject/Period

Falklands Conflict (1982)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: 0
Died: 1
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Surname
Order of information: Undefined

Subject/Period

Korean War (1950-1953)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: 0
Died: 1
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Surname
Order of information: Undefined

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 364
Served and returned: 0
Died: 364
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Surname
Order of information: Surname

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 113
Served and returned: 0
Died: 113
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Surname
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Pedestal
Condition: Good
Measurements: depth 1400MM, height 1600M, width 1400MM
Materials: Granite
Listed?: No

Component

Plaque
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

Figure
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 2000MM
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 25th September 1924
Attended by: FM The Earl of Cavan KP GCB GCMG GCVO GBE

Costs

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

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

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

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Notes

PROG: ORDER OF SERVICE IN FILE. INCLUDES TWO PAGES BY THE ARTIST ON THE CONCEPT BEHIND HIS CHOICE OF DESIGN

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection WM2993 http://www.warmemorials.org/search-grants/?gID=514

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