E R Mobbs Dso - Allegory

Our reference
14949
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : July 1921
  • Dedicated : July 1921

Current location

MEMORIAL GARDEN,Abington Square,Northampton,Northampton,Northamptonshire,England
OS Grid Ref.: SP 750 610
Denomination: Unknown

Previous location

The Market Place,Northampton,Northampton,Northamptonshire,England
OS Grid Ref.: Unknown
Denomination: Unknown

Description

ROBED FEMALE FIGURE REPRESENTING THE GODDESS OF FAME, HOLDING A WREATH IN HER LEFT HAND AND A STAFF RAISED IN HER RIGHT. STANDS ON A TAPERING PILLAR WHICH IN TURN RESTS ON A THREE STEPPED BASE. ON THE FRONT FACE OF THE PILLAR IS A BUST OF COL MOBBS WITH A WREATH BEHIND HIS HEAD. ON THE FRONT IS A BUST OF LT COL MOBBS. ON THE LEFT SIDE IS A RELIEF PANEL DEPICTING A RUGBY MATCH, AND ON THE RIGHT A BATTLEFIELD SCENE

Inscription

IN MEMORY OF/ EDGAR R MOBBS/ DSO/ (...)/ ERECTED BY SUBSCRIPTIONS/ OF ADMIRERS THE WORLD OVER/ TO THE MEMORY OF A/ GREAT AND GALLANT/ SOLDIER SPORTSMAN/ WHEN THE GREAT WAR BROKE OUT/ HE FOUNDED/ "MOBBS COMPANY"/ JOINED AS A PRIVATE AND ROSE/ TO COMMAND THE BATTALION/ TO WHICH IT BELONGED HE DID HIS DUTY/ EVEN UNTO DEATH

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: 0
Died: 1
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,additional,decorations
Order of information: Unknown

Component

Figures
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

Pillar
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Stone - Portland
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: July 1921
Attended by: LORD LILFORD

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: July 1921
Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries

Costs

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

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Private
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Memorial received by the Mayor on behalf of the Borough at the unveiling.

Notes

MOBBS IS ALSO COMMEMORATED BY AN ANNUAL RUGBY MATCH, THE MOBBS MEMORIAL MATCH, WHICH HAS BEEN PLAYED BETWEEN THE EAST MIDLANDS AND THE BARBARIANS (BINGLEY) EVERY YEAR SINCE 1921. BEFORE THE MATCH THERE IS A SHORT CEREMONY AND A WREATH IN ONE OF THE TEAMS' COLOURS IS LAID AT THE MEMORIAL. D A Reid: 'Northampton Football Club The Saints 1880-1948' pp.7-8

Reference

Our Blog http://ukniwm.wordpress.com/2008/08/09/olympians-at-war/

Reference

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 11 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK

Reference

Our Blog http://ukniwm.wordpress.com/2007/09/11/rugby-unions-tribute-to-the-fallen/

Reference

Other website http://1914-1918. invasionzone.com

Reference

Other website http://tinyurl.com/5v2khsl

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

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