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Memorial details

Memorial type
Gate
District
Rugby
Town
Rugby
County
Warwickshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS FOSTER AND DICKSEE (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12 March 1922
    Attended by: Field Marshall Sir John French (Later Earl of Ypres) KP GCB OM GCVO KCMG
  • Dedicated
    Date: 12 March 1922
    Attended by: Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19503
Current location

Whitehall Recreation Ground
Hillmorton Road
Rugby
Rugby
Warwickshire
CV22 5AD
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 50889 74857
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two wrought iron gates supported by two curved piers with carved inscription on them. Gold coloured embellishments on gates. Three stone urns surmount each pier, three steps lead up to gates from roadside pavement.
Inscription
Left hand gate pier, front face : TO THE MEN OF RUGBY WHO / (NAMES) Right hand gate pier, front face : FELL IN THE WAR 1914 - 1919 Left hand hand gate pier, side face : TO THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE SERVICE OF THE COUNTRY / 1939 - 1945 / (NAMES) Right hand hand gate pier, side face : (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, T E
Abbott, W J
Allard, H E
Allen, I H
Allso, P A
Altree, J H
Amos, H T E
Anderson, C E
Andrews, M B
Angell, W H
See details for all 419 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 419
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 419
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 67
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 67
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Gate posts
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Gates
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
Listing information
  • Whitehall Recreation Ground War Memorial Gates
  • 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
1999: POST-WW2 NAMES TO BE ADDED, STAINS REMOVED FROM STONE PIERS AT A COST OF £3750 AND INSCRIPTION RE-CUT 1987: The Memorial gates formed the entrance to Whitehall Recreation Ground In 1987 they were moved eastward of their original position to allow for an access road.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
RUGBY COUNCIL
Reference
  • Rugby Advertiser 17 March 1922
  • Evening Telegraph 06 February 1999
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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