Bushey

Our reference
14576
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 17th March 1922

Current location

Junction Of Sparrows Herne And School Lane,Bushey,Hertsmere,Hertfordshire,England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 130 950
Denomination: Unknown

Description

SCULPTED FIGURE OF WOMAN IN MOURNING WITH HEAD BOWED AND SUPPORTED BY LEFT HAND. LAUREL WREATH IN RIGHT HAND. FIGURE CLOTHED IN LOOSE ROBES AND SANDALS. FIGURE STANDS ON PLINTH IN FRONT OF CENOTAPH. "1914" AND "1918" IN RELIEF EITHER SIDE OF FIGURE. INSCRIPTION ON OPPOSITE SIDE OF CENOTAPH TO FIGURE.

Inscription

TO THE/ HONOURED/ MEMORY OF/ MEN WHO WENT FORTH FROM THIS/ PLACE AND FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ (NAMES) ALSO THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR OF 1939-1945/ (NAMES)/ TRANQUIL YOU LIE, YOUR KNIGHTLY VIRTUE PROVED/ YOUR MEMORY HALLOWED IN THE LAND YOU LOVED.

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 83
Served and returned: Unknown
Died: 83
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname
Order of information: Unknown

Subject / Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 157
Served and returned: Unknown
Died: 157
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname
Order of information: Unknown

Component

Figure
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: height C 8 FT
Materials: Stone - Portland
Listed?: No

Component

Plinth
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: height C 13 FT
Materials: Stone - Portland
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 17th March 1922
Attended by: FM The Earl of Cavan KP GCB GCMG GCVO GBE

Costs

Site: £2500
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

THE SAME FIGURE WAS USED FOR A PRIVATE MEMORIAL ON THE WESTERN FRONT TO LT. H.G.E. HILL-TREVOR 1ST BN SCOTS GUARDS, KIA 21 DECEMBER 1914. MEMORIAL LOCATED IN GIVENCHY-DE-LA-BASSEE. SEE "PRIVATE MEMORIALS OF THE GREAT WAR ON THE WESTERN FRONT" BY BARRIE THORPE (PUB. BY WESTERN FRONT ASSOCIATION 1999).

Reference

Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

Reference

The Times 9 March 1922

Reference

Harrow Gazette 13 Feb.1920

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