Brightlingsea

WM reference
2091
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 20 October 1921
  • Rededicated : 12 May 191993
Current location

GARDEN
Victoria Place
Brightlingsea
Tendring
Essex
England
OS Grid Ref.: TM 080 170
Denomination: Undefined

Description

CENOTAPH WITH RECTANGULAR SCULPTURES RELIEF PANELS ON THE 6 AND 12 O'CLOCK FACES. NAMES ON BRONZE PLAQUES ON THE 3 AND 9 O'CLOCK FACES. WHOLE STANDS ON A STEP 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 A LAUREL WREATH

Inscription

(3 and 9 o'clock faces): (NAMES) (At the top - 6 o'clock face): IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE (-12 o'clock face): THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR (At bottom of 6 and 12 o'clock faces): 1914 - 1918 (On bronze reliefs - 6 o'clock face):- DUTY AND LOVE OF FREEDOM (- 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: 23
Served and returned: Undefined
Died: 23
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 108
Served and returned: Undefined
Died: 108
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname

Component

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

Component

Relief
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 191993
Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries

Costs

Site: £5/600
Memorial: FREE
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Public
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Notes

CAPTAIN GOULDEN, THE SCULPTOR SERVED IN BRIGHTLINGSEA WITH THE ROYAL ENGINEERS DURING THE WAR REF: 'WE WILL REMEMBER THEM' (1998) ALFRED WAKELING

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