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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
East Northamptonshire
Town
Higham Ferrers, Rushden
County
Northamptonshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS TALBOT, BROWN & FISHER (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 Nov 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14875
Current location

Memorial adjacent to a small car park in centre of town,
Market Square
(A5028)
Higham Ferrers
Rushden
East Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire
NN10 8BT
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 96036 68465
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two-stepped square base surmounted by a square sectioned plinth and heavy square sectioned column with semi-circular pediment at the top. Metal WW2 inscription plaque with raised lettering on front of plinth. Stone inset panel at front of column with incised inscription in gold coloured lettering. Dark coloured, WW1 incised inscription tablet on rear face of column. Figure of an angel holding a gold laurel wreath in her left hand is carved in relief on front face of column. Coloured coat of arms on the top of the pillar. On each side face of the column is a single laurel wreath, in relief, encircling the year 1914 on one side & 1918 on the other side respectively.
Inscription
6 o'clock face, column tablet : IN MEMORY OF / GALLANT MEN / FROM HIS TOWN / WHO FELL IN THE / GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 12 o'clock face, column tablet : 1914 - 1918 / (NAMES) 6 o'clock face, plaque on plinth : IN GRATITUDE AND HUMILITY / 1939 - 1945 / (26 NAMES) / "REMEMBER THE LOVE OF THEM THAT COME NOT HOME"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, Harold
Allen, Walter
Andrews, Robert
Ball, Walter
Barker, James
Baxter, Walter
Biggs, Joseph
Bird, Arthur
Bird, James
Bird, Reginald
See details for all 83 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 83
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 83
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 26
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 26
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initials, surnames,
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Column
    Measurements: height c 21 ft
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL APPROXIMATELY 16 METRES NORTH OF TOWN HALL
  • 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

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