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  • Orphan work

    The source of this image is unknown and is shared as an orphan work.

  • Orphan work

    The source of this image is unknown and is shared as an orphan work.

Current location

Junction of High St
with A5028 Skinner's Hill
High Street
Rushden
East Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire
NN10 0PG
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 95770 66540
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two-stepped octagonal base surmounted by an octagonal four sectioned column, topped by a spire. Statues (St. George, Fortitude and Sympathy) in niches in the middle section and carvings (foliate garlands) below the upper section. Great War inscription in raised gold coloured lettering. Portrait orientated tablets on each plinth face display incised WW1 names. Landscape orientated tablets on each lower plinth faces display incised WW2 inscription and names. Other incised conflict inscriptions and names on eighth tablet.
Inscription
Circumnavigating above plinth : TO KEEP IN . MIND THOSE . FROM THIS . TOWN WHO . GAVE THEIR . LIVES IN THE . GREAT WAR . 1914 - 1919 . Upper plinth faces : (424 NAMES) Lower plinth face 1 : 1939 - 1945 / WE WILL REMEMBER THEM Lower plinth faces 2 to 7 : (WW2 NAMES) Lower plinth face 8 : NORTHERN IRELAND / (1 NAME) 1973 / IRAQ / TROOPER (1 NAME) 2006 / WW1 /(1 NAME) 1915
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, Frederick W G
Abbott, William
Ager, Arthur
Allebone, Horace A
Allen, Arthur G
Allen, Charles R
Allen, Walter
Archer, Fred J
Archer, Roland A
Ashby, Thomas
See details for all 426 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 424
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 424
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 121
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 121
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename initial, surname, year died
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Iraq War (2003-2011)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename initial, surname, year died
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone, Slate
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL APPROXIMATELY 30 METRES WEST OF CHURCH OF ST MARY
  • 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
Responsibility
Rushden Town Council
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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