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Memorial details

Memorial type
Garden
District
Northampton
Town
Northampton
County
Northamptonshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1st January 1937
    Attended by: COL JOHN BROWN CB CBE DSO TD JP DL
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14948

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Current location

Between junction of Kettering Road and Wellingborough Road.
Abington Square
Northampton
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN1 4DN
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 76096 60840
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A garden of remembrance. At one end is a collonaded walkway, on the rear wall of which are inscribed the names of the fallen. Other dedicatory inscriptions for WW1 and WW2, are placed within the garden. The central inscription panel on the wall has the crest of Northampton, a castle flanked by two lions on a red field with the motto "Castello fortior concordia".
Inscription
Collonade: COUNTY BOROUGH OF/ NORTHAMPTON/ HEREON ARE INSCRIBED THE NAMES OF/ THE CITIZENS OF THIS BOROUGH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES DURING THE/ GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED DURING/ THE CORONATION YEAR OF HIS MAJESTY/ KING GEORGE VI/ LEST WE FORGET/ (Names) Stone at base of collonade: THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD/ AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN/ AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM/ LAURENCE BINYON/ THE NORTHAMPTON BRANCH OF THE BRITISH LEGION/ AND THEIR FRIENDS BORE THE COST OF THE PANELS/ AND OF INSCRIBING THE NAMES THEREON. Raised stone : MEMORIAL SQUARE/ THESE GARDENS COMMEMORATE THE NORTHAMPTON MAN AND WOMEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945 (Exact line spacing unknown) Low wall : (...) AND DIED IN THE GREAT WAR (Exact wording unknown)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 2864
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2864
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 702
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 702
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname.
    Order of information: Surname.
Components
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Northampton Borough 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
  • AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 123 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK

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