Reigate And Redhill

Our reference
23704
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 05th August 1923
  • Dedicated : 05th August 1923

Current location

Shaws Corner,London Rd,Redhill,Reigate And Banstead,Surrey,RH1 6BD,England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 270 502
Denomination: Unknown

Description

BRONZE FIGURE OF A MAN CARRYING A CHILD IN ONE ARM, WHILST HOLDING ALOFT A FLAMING TORCH WITH THE OTHER. FIGURE IS SET ON SQUARE-SET STONE PLINTH WITH INSCRIPTION AT THE TOP.

Inscription

SIDE ONE: IN MEMORY OF/ MEN OF REIGATE/ AND REDHILL WHO/ FOUGHT AND GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919 SIDE TWO: COURAGE SIDE THREE: HONOUR SIDE FOUR: SELF-SACRIFICE Plaque: THE BRONZE REPRESENTS THE TRIUMPHANT STRUGGLE OF MANKIND AGAINST THE DIFFICULTIES THAT BESET HIM IN THE PATH OF LIFE. SHIELDING AND BEARING THE CHILD, THE FIGURE HOLDS ALOFT THE SYMBOL OF SELF-SACRIFICE TO LIGHT THE WAY. THE FLAMING CROSS IS USED TO INDICATE THE SUFFERING ENDURED BY MEN IN THE WAR. FLAMES CONSUME THE FLESH. THE SPIRIT IS UNCONQUERABLE.

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

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

Component

Figures
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

Plinth
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 05th August 1923
Attended by: RT HON EARL BEATTY OM GCB GCVO DSO

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 05th August 1923
Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
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

PROG: UV PROGRAMME

Reference

Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK

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