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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Mid Sussex
Town
Balcombe
County
West Sussex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1921
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
16641
Current location

St Mary's Church
London Road / Handcross Road
Balcombe
Mid Sussex
West Sussex
RH17 6PX
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 30700 30910
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
SCULPTED FIGURE OF ST GEORGE IN THE CENTRE OF AN ALABASTER BLOCK BEARING NAMES AND INSCRIPTION. ST GEORGE IN ARMOUR WITH SWORD SHEATHED AND STANDARD FLYING ON THE END OF HIS LANCE WITH WHICH HE HAS KILLED THE DRAGON. ST GEORGE HAS A GILDED HALO, DETAILS OF FIGURE HIGHLIGHTED IN GILT AND ALL LETTERING IN GILT. ALSO ASSOCIATED BRASS PLAQUE
Inscription
1914 - 1918/ REMEMBER YE WITH THANKSGIVING & ALL HONOUR BEFORE/ GOD AND MAN THESE MEN OF BALCOMBE WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ (NAMES)/ REMEMBER YE ALSO WITH THANKSGIVING THOSE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aubertin, Gilbert
Backshall, Joseph
Botting, Jasper
Botting, Jesse
Botting, Robert
Bourn, Harry
Bourn, Henry
Brooks, Reginald T
Burchell, Charles H
Burchell, Thomas W
See details for all 39 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 39
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 39
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 65MM, height 1090MM, width 995MM
    Materials: Alabaster
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Alabaster
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
PCC

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