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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Warwick
Town
Kenilworth
County
Warwickshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 26th February 1922
    Attended by: Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire
  • Dedicated
    Date: 26th February 1922
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19490
Current location

Roadside
junction of Abbey Hill
Abbey End & Forrest Road,
Abbey Hill
Kenilworth
Warwick
Warwickshire
CV8 1LS
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 28605 71965
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two-stepped square base surmounted by a square sectioned plinth & tapering square sectioned pillar-like obelisk. Inscription and name plaques on sides of obelisk pillar. Lion gripping a wreath in its mouth, in relief above 6 o'clock inscription panel face of obelisk. A metal fence encircles the upper base-step. The whole memorial is enclosed on two sides by a floral garden.
Inscription
6 o'clock face : + / IN GRATEFUL / MEMORY OF / THOSE FROM / KENILWORTH / WHO GAVE / THEIR LIVES / IN THE / GREAT WAR / 1914-1919 / "LEST WE FORGET" 3 & 9 o'clock faces : + / (139 NAMES) 12 o'clock face : + / THESE GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE WAR OF 1939-1945 / + / (68 NAMES) / KOREA 1952 / (1 NAME)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aitken, A
Aitken, S C
Allen, G C L
Ashmore, E T
Bannard, B C
Barber, E J
Barker, E
Barnett, H
Bates, H C
Bayliss, F
See details for all 139 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 139
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 139
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename initials
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 68
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 68
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename initials
    Order of information: Surname
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Kenilworth War Memorial
  • 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
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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