Brightlingsea - WW1 and WW2

WM reference
2091
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 20 October 1921
  • Rededicated : 12 May 1993
  • Dedicated : 20 October 1921
Current location

Victoria Place
Brightlingsea
Tendring
Essex
CO7 0EB
England
OS Grid Ref.: TM 08617 16809
Denomination: Undefined

Description

A cenotaph with rectangular sculptured relief panels on the 6 and 12 o'clock faces. Names are on bronze plaques on the 3 and 9 o'clock faces. The whole stands on a stepped base and is set within a paved area which is approached by paths forming a Geneva cross. Relief on the 6 o'clock face is of three sailors and the relief on the 12 o'clock face is of three helmeted soldiers. Name plaques are topped by laurel wreaths.

Inscription

(3 and 9 o'clock faces): (Names) (At the top - 6 o'clock face): IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE (At the top -12 o'clock face): THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR (At bottom of the 6 and 12 o'clock faces): 1914 - 1918 (On bronze relief - 6 o'clock face): DUTY AND LOVE OF FREEDOM (On bronze relief - 12 o'clock face): SELF-SACRIFICE FOR HONOUR (Small plaques - 12 o'clock face): 1939 - 1945/ (Names)/ (Names)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 27
Served and returned: 0
Died: 27
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Surname
Order of information: Alphabetical by surname

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 111
Served and returned: 0
Died: 111
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Surname
Order of information: Alphabetical by surname

Component

Cenotaph
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Granite
Listed?: No

Component

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

Component

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

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 20 October 1921
Attended by: Brigadier-General F.W. Towsey, CMG, CBE, DSO.

Ceremony

Rededicated
Date: 12 May 1993
Attended by: Reverend Canon Michael Swindlehurst

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 20 October 1921
Attended by: Reverend Arthur Francis Waskett

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: £600.00
Comments: Land given without cost by Mr. W.I. Osborn.

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Public
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

Book: We Will Remember Them by A.L. Wakeling, Second edition published by Scribe Publishing November 2000 ISBN 0 9503183 6 1

Reference

Newspaper: Essex Chronicle published on the 23 May 1919, and on the 28 October 1921.

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