Basingstoke

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

Current location

OUTSIDE COUNCIL OFFICES,London Rd,Basingstoke,Basingstoke,Hampshire,RG21 2AJ,England
OS Grid Ref.: SU 630 520
Denomination: Unknown

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

Subject / Period

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

Subject / Period

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

Component

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

Component

Memorial
Condition: Good
Measurements: depth C 7000MM , height C 8000MM , width C 7000MM
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Component

Plinth
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Stone - Portland
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

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