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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Harrow
Town
Pinner
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Non-Specific Conflict
Maker
MESSRS WILLIAM KIRKPATRICK LTD (Builder)
SIR BERTRAM MACKENNAL KCVO RA (Sculptor)
SIR BERTRAM MACKENNAL KCVO RA (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 16th January 1921
    Attended by: LORD CHEYLESMORE
  • Rededicated
    Date: 14th November 1982
    Attended by: REV HUGH WYBREW VICAR
  • Dedicated
    Date: 16th January 1921
    Attended by: REV E A ROWLAND VICAR
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11095
Current location

Corner of High Street and Grange Gardens
High St
Pinner
Harrow
Greater London
HA5 5PN
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 12322 89637
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three-stepped base surmounted by column with four sloping faces indented to give shape of cross. Names on metal plaques attached to each face. WW1 dedicatory inscription carved into the base of the 6 o'clock face. Plaque for WW2 inscription placed at the base of the ?12 o'clock face Top is surmounted by a wreath connected to each face by stone hanging ribbon.
Inscription
6 O'Clock Face: (Names)/ IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM/ PINNER WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ IT IS BETTER FOR US TO DIE IN BATTLE THAN/ TO BEHOLD THE CALAMITY OF OUR PEOPLE 3 and 6 O'Clock Faces: (Names) 12 O'Clock Face: (Names)/ FOR OUR TOMORROWS THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS./ IN MEMORY OF THE SONS AND DAUGHTERS/ OF PINNER WHO LAID DOWN THIER LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WAR/ OF 1939 - 1945 AND IN SUBSEQUENT/ STRUGGLES IN THE DEFENCE OF FREEDOM
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adcock, G
Aitken, E
Allingham, F
Anderson, F T
Appleton, E
Astrldge, J A
Atkinson, F
Atkinson, R D
Baker, R A
Barcock, W C
See details for all 130 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 130
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 130
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Non-Specific Conflict
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 10MM, height 1110MM, width 380MM
    Materials: Metal
  • Column
    Measurements: depth 1880MM, height 2900MM, width 1880MM
    Materials: Stone - Derbyshire Gritstone
Listing information
  • 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
History
LOOKED AFTER BY THE UNITED SERVICES CLUB AND THE PINNER ASSOCIATION. Sep. 2011 Inscription beginning 'It is better for us to die in battle...' is very eroded.
Costs

Site: £1100

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
?BOROUGH OF HARROW COUNCIL
Reference
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