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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Islington
Town
Islington
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 26 October 1918
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Lost
WM Reference
12058
Previous locations
  • Islington Green
    Upper St
    Islington
    Islington
    Greater London
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 317 837
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Rendered and painted concrete obelisk with bronze plaques on the front and rear faces. Flower boxes extend to each side of the memorial. Painted bronze wreath at the top of the front of the obelisk.
Inscription
On the obelisk: IN/ MEMORY/ OF THE/ FALLEN/ TO THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM, 1939 - 1945 On the front of the plinth: PRESENTED/ TO/ THE PEOPLE OF ISLINGTON/ BY/ CHARLES HIGHAM/ 1918 On the rear of the plinth: IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    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
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height c 3000mm, width c 1000mm
    Materials: Concrete
Condition
History
2004: Islington Council Environment and Conservation Department stated that the memorial is in a poor condition and is likely to be removed and replaced as part of the Islington Green Regeneration Project. 2005: To prevent the memorial being demolished, the War Memorials Trust applied to get the memorial listed by English Heritage in November but the case was turned down. 2006: The War Memorials Trust appealed against the decision to turn down the listing application for the memorial but the memorial was demolished before the appeal process was completed. Islington Council intends to erect a new memorial as a replacement to commemorate those killed in all conflicts. A design has already been chosen and it should be erected sometime in 2007.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
Mr Higham, sponsor of the memorial, undertook to bear the cost of the memorial's upkeep. This is now the job of Islington Borough Council.
Reference
  • Our Fieldworker Reference CGK1

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