Basingstoke - WW1 and WW2

WM reference
2203
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 24th May 1923
Current location

In War Memorial Park
London Road
Basingstoke
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG21 4AG
England
OS Grid Ref.: SU 64175 51669
Denomination: Undefined

Description

Bronze winged figure of victory with olive branch in raised left hand and laurel wreath in right hand. Figure surmounts bronze half-globe which in turn surmounts large stone plinth. Plinth bears bronze plaques on three sides with names of ww1 fallen. Further bronze plaques at base of plinth bear names of ww2 fallen. Whole set on four-stepped stone base in paved area. Cross carved into one side of plinth

Inscription

IN MEMORIAM A.D. 1914-1918/ 1939-1945

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Adnams, F
Allen, F
Andrews, W H
Andrews, R A
Ballard, J
Barton, G
Baston, W E
Batten, J
Baulch, F T
Blackburn, J E
See details for all 230 names

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 229
Served and returned: 0
Died: 229
Exact count: no
Information shown: Surname
Order of information: Alphabetical by surname

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 108
Served and returned: 0
Died: 108
Exact count: no
Information shown: Surname
Order of information: Alphabetical by surname

Component

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

Component

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

Component

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

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 24th May 1923
Attended by: MAJ GEN J E B SEELY

History

OCT 2001: CLEANED BY LOCAL COUNCIL IN TIME FOR REMEMBRANCE SERVICES.

Costs

Site: £2000
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

Carter Postcard Collection

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

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