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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Horsham
Town
Horsham
County
West Sussex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: November 1921
    Attended by: REV MORLEY HEADLAM
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13 November 1921
    Attended by: Major General J. Young CB
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
16663
Current location

TOWN CENTRE
Horsham
Horsham
West Sussex
RH12 2BN
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 16991 31006
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two-stepped base surmounted by plinth and obelisk with a large runic cross incised on it and a large bronze crusaders cross superimposed. behind the obelisk is a brick wall with name tablets set into it. The rest of the area around the obelisk is surrounded by a low wall with low iron fence on top. A gate is at the front of the memorial On the rear of the wall behind the memorial are a series of ornate metal sculptures, each showing a different theme.
Inscription
9 O'CLOCK FACE: THE / GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1918 6 O'CLOCK FACE: IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY / OF THE / MEN OF HORSHAM / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY 3 O'CLOCK FACE: THE SECOND / WORLD WAR / 1939-1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 359
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 359
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 119
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 119
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 17FT
    Materials: Stone - Hopton Wood
Listing information
  • Horsham Carfax War Memorial, including brick wall with name tablets and low wall with low iron fence
  • 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
TOWN COUNCIL

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