Chesham

Our reference
1945
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 29th June 1921

Current location

The Broadway,Chesham,Chiltern,Buckinghamshire,HP5 1BX,England
OS Grid Ref.: SP 960 017
Denomination: Unknown

Description

Life sized figure of a soldier standing with his rifle butt resting by his feet and his hands resting over the muzzle. Figure surmounts a plinth and a single base, with three plaques mounted on the front face of the plinth and images carved into the two sides. In front of this and flanking the sides are two stone pillars with plaques on their front faces, for the Second World War inscriptions. All within a planted area.

Inscription

TO THE/ GLORIOUS MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ THIS TOWN WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ AND TO HONOUR/ ALL WHO SERVED/ OR SUFFERED IN/ THE CAUSE OF GOD/ KING AND COUNTRY/ THEIR DEEDS LIVE AFTER THEM/ FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH/ 1914 - 1918/ (Names)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 77
Served and returned: 0
Died: 77
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname

Subject / Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 185
Served and returned: Unknown
Died: 185
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname

Component

Base
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Component

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

Component

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

Component

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

Component

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

Component

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

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 29th June 1921
Attended by: UNKNOWN

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

Reference

Local Publication/Booklet 33 Remember Chesham, Clive Birch, Barracuda Books Ltd

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

Reference

Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/wirewiping/4133363819/

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