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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Mid Sussex
Town
Burgess Hill
County
West Sussex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Falklands Conflict (1982), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Norman and Burt (Builder)
MR WILLIAM D GOUGH (Sculptor)
MR WALTER ERNEST TOWER (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th November 1923
    Attended by: COL C H M HITCHINS
  • Rededicated
    Date: 1972
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11th November 1923
    Attended by: REV F G BEDDARD
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
16651
Current location

Within a small memorial garden
Memorial Garden
junction of Church Walk & Crescent Road
Burgess Hill
Mid Sussex
West Sussex
RH15 9BN
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 31256 19167
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
FIGURE OF ST GEORGE, ARMOURED BUT BARE HEADED WITH LANCE AND SHIELD, STANDING OVER THE BODY OF A SLAIN DRAGON. STANDS ON A CIRCULAR PILAR AND OCTAGONAL PLINTH WITH THREE STEPPED BASE. GRANITE SLAB OFSET TO ONE SIDE BEARS THE SECOND WORLD WAR NAMES AND INSCRIPTION.
Inscription
THIS MONUMENT IS SET UP BY THE/ INHABITANTS OF BURGESS HILL TO/ COMMEMORATE THEIR GRATITUDE/ TO ALL THOSE WHO SERVED THEIR/ KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT/ WAR 1914 - 1918 AND ESPECIALLY TO/ THE HONOURED MEMORY OF THOSE/ WHOSE NAMES ARE HERE RECORDED/ WHO WENT FORTH FROM THIS/ PLACE AND RETURNED NOT AGAIN/ REDEDICATED IN 1972 TO ALL THOSE/ WHO GIVE THEIR LIVES THROUGHOUT THE/ YEARS THAT WE MIGHT LIVE IN PEACE/ (SEPARATE TABLET) THEY MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE/ 1939 - 1945 WAR AND LATER CONFLICTS/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adam, L W
Ainscough, J
Aitchison, H T
Anscombe, F C
Anscombe, W C
Aplin, C E
Aplin, H F
Avis, A F
Awcock, A W
Bagot, A
See details for all 235 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 145
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 145
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initals of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Falklands Conflict (1982)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initial of forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 89
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 89
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: height 15FT
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: height 6FT, width 6FT
    Materials: Stone
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Gates
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate
  • Gate posts
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
2016-War Memorials Trust grant of £410 for a condition survey; 2017-War Memorials Trust grant of £12,730 for restoration: Steam cleaned, loose and failing mortar raked out of construction joints which were then repointed with lime mortar. The bronze plaques were then steam cleaned and protective microcrystalline applied. Ferrous screws removed and replaced with non-ferrous fixings while missing rosette screw-heads were re-instated. The bronze sculpture of St George was removed from site for conservation works-corroded iron fixings removed and replaced with nom-ferrous fixings, bronze steam cleaned. The oak gates to the garden were badly rotted, and had to be replaced to an exact duplicate of the original. The boundary wall and gate piers were also repaired and repointed using lime mortar
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
BURGESS HILL TOWN COUNCIL
Reference
  • Council or Committee Minutes 1951-1963 Minutes for Burgess Hill Urban District Council
  • Lots of photographs-www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/125782/
  • Mid Sussex Times November 1923
  • War Memorials Trust Bulletin 77-May 2018-Page 9
  • Council or Committee Minutes 1974-1990 Minutes of Burgess Hill Town Council
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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