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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
West Dorset
Town
Dorchester
County
Dorset
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Post-1945 war or conflict
Maker
MESSRS R MEMBURY AND SONS, Grassby and Sons
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24 May 1921
    Attended by: Rt Hon Lord Ellenborough CB
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1000
Current location

Junction of South Walks Road and South Street.
Five Ways Junction
Dorchester
West Dorset
Dorset
DT1 1DS
England

OS Grid Ref: SY 69220 90350
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A large stone cenotaph with names on narrow bronze plaques. Carved sword and laurel wreath at the top. The whole is surrounded by chain link fence.
Inscription
Front: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE OF DORCHESTER WHO IN THE GREAT WAR GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY Back: THIS CENOTAPH WAS ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION AND UNVEILED BY THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LORD ELLENBOROUGH CB ON EMPIRE DAY 1921/ A L TUNNETT MAYOR, 1920, CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEE/ THIS MEMORIAL TABLET, ERECTED TO THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945, WAS UNVEILED BY HIS WORSHIP THE MAYOR OF DORCHESTER, COUNCILLOR HENRY J LONGMAN 1948 AND 1949/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, F
Adams, G
Adams, J G
Adams, T
Aiken, J
Allen, J T
Amey, H
Andrews, C G W
Andrews, F J
Angell, H S
See details for all 325 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 240
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 240
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, regiment.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 83
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 83
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, regiment.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Post-1945 war or conflict
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: depth 2134mm, height 3600mm, width 3048mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • Dorchester War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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