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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Sedgemoor
Town
Bridgwater
County
Somerset
Country
England
Commemoration
Falklands Conflict (1982), Korean War (1950-1953), First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
W MORRIS ART BRONZE FOUNDRY, JOHN ANGEL RA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25th September 1924
    Attended by: FM The Earl of Cavan KP GCB GCMG GCVO GBE
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1396
Current location

In centre of fenced garden
King Square
Bridgwater
Sedgemoor
Somerset
TA6 3DG
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 29853 37149
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Female figure of 'civilization' holding the world encircled by emblems of peace and commerce and treading demons of war underfoot. Surmounting massive plinth.
Inscription
IN HONOUR OF THE MEN/ OF BRIDGWATER WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ (Names)/ 1939 - 1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, J
Allen, S
Anglin, D P
Anglin, J
Anglin, Jno
Ashton, H
Baker, A
Baker, D H
Baker, E E
Baker, E E
See details for all 349 names
Commemorations
  • Falklands Conflict (1982)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 364
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 364
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 113
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 113
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 1400MM, height 1600M, width 1400MM
    Materials: Granite
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 2000MM
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • WORLD 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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