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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Northampton
Town
Northampton
County
Northamptonshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Alfred Turner ARA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: July 1921
    Attended by: LORD LILFORD
  • Dedicated
    Date: July 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14949
Current location

Between junction of Kettering Road & Wellingborough Road,
Memorial Garden
Abington Square
Northampton
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN1 4AE
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 76095 60840
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • The Market Place
    Northampton
    Northampton
    Northamptonshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Three-stepped base surmounted by a tapering pillar on which stands a robed female figure representing the Goddess of Fame, holding a wreath in her left hand & a staff in her right hand. On face of pillar is a bust of Lt. Col. Mobbs with a wreath behind his head. To the left, a relief panel depicts a Rugby match & to the right, a battlefield scene.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF/ EDGAR R MOBBS/ DSO/ (...)/ ERECTED BY SUBSCRIPTIONS/ OF ADMIRERS THE WORLD OVER/ TO THE MEMORY OF A/ GREAT AND GALLANT/ SOLDIER SPORTSMAN/ WHEN THE GREAT WAR BROKE OUT/ HE FOUNDED/ "MOBBS COMPANY"/ JOINED AS A PRIVATE AND ROSE/ TO COMMAND THE BATTALION/ TO WHICH IT BELONGED HE DID HIS DUTY/ EVEN UNTO DEATH
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Mobbs, Edgar R.
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,additional,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
Memorial received by the Mayor on behalf of the Borough at the unveiling.
Reference

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