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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other structure
District
Coventry
Town
Coventry
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 08th October 1927
    Attended by: FIELD MARSHAL THE EARL HAIG KT GCB OM GCVO KCIE
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17407
Current location

War Memorial Park
Kenilworth Road
Coventry
Coventry
West Midlands
CV3 6PT
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 32853 77416
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Tall tapering structure with chamber of silence within it which contains the Books of Remembrance for WW1 and WW2. Building stands on eight steps. White marble floor in the chamber which can be accessed via two doors. Two shelves are on the outside of the building upon which flowers can be placed. The face towards Coventry (North East) has below the cross a wreath of laurel leaves suspended by ribbons, under this are the dates carved in relief 1914 - 1918/ 1939 - 1945 and then the crest (a cat), shield (an elephant with a 3 towered castle on its back) and motto (Camera principis) of the City of Coventry. The bronze doors have the dates of the two wars in relief as well as a plain cross on each door. Round the base of the building are a number of up-lighters. 5 of these contain small memorials to V.C. Recipients.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Beasley, William
Hutt, Arthur
Parker, Charles Edward Haydon
Sephton, Alfred Edward
Tandy, Henry
See details for all 5 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 2587
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 2587
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 817
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 817
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1200
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1200
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height 87FT
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • War Memorial in Coventry War Memorial Park
  • 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
History
1960: MONUMENT KEPT LOCKED ON WEEKDAYS DUE TO VANDALISM WHEN PAGES TORN FROM THE ROLLS OF HONOUR
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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