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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Merton
Town
Wimbledon
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
Charles Leonard Hartwell ARA, SIR THOMAS GRAHAM JACKSON BART, R.A., MESSRS DOVE BROS, A B Burton
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 5 November 1921
    Attended by: SIR J HOOD M.P.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
12190
Current location

on The Green at The Causeway
High Street
Wimbledon
Merton
Greater London
SW19 5AU
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 23685 71182
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Square tapered pillar, topped by a moline cross, with wreaths below the cross. Set on a square plinth on a five stepped base. Mid-way up the pillar, on two opposing side are carved wreaths in relief. The plinth is topped with a scrolled cornice on two sides and on the same sides are panels, one with the inscription, the other with a bas relief carving of the angel of peace. In the centre of the scrolling is a lions head in a laurel wreath and on the other side a relief carved escutcheon. Pediment above angel relief with cartouche in centre bearing cross of St George.
Inscription
6 o'clock face-IN/ HONOURED/ MEMORY OF THE/ MEN OF WIMBLEDON/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR KING AND/COUNTRY IN THE / GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918 3 o'clock face-ALL THESE WERE HONOURED IN THEIR GENERATION/ AND WERE THE GLORY OF THEIR TIME 9 o'clock face-IN THE SIGHT OF THE UNWISE THEY SEEMED TO DIE/ YET IS THEIR HOPE FULL OF IMMORTALITY./ 3 o'clock face-IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF/ WIMBLEDON WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES SERVING IN/ HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945/ 9 o'clock face- IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE CIVILIANS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945./ INVICTIS PAX
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
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Architectural details
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL AT JUNCTION WITH PARKSIDE AND THE CAUSEWAY
  • 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
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • See our report 77031 for the later 1923 Roll of Honour and Sacrifice for the Borough
  • The 'Record of the Honoured Men of Wimbledon and Merton Who Fell in the Great War 1914-1918, with Notes of Local Activities in the Same Period' compiled by War Record and Museum Committee for Wimbledon, and published by Mitchell, Hughes, Clark in 1921 is available at Morden Library (reference section), reference R942.193 WAR
  • Other website www.ww1cemeteries.com/british_cemeteries_memorials/wimbledon_wm.htm

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