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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Cheltenham
Town
Cheltenham
County
Gloucestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians, Korean War (1950-1953), Dhofar Rebellion (1962-1976), Falklands Conflict (1982)
Maker
R L Boulton & Sons
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1st October 1921
    Attended by: GENERAL SIR ROBERT FANSHAWE KCB DSO
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
20599
Current location

Promenade
Cheltenham
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL50 9SA
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 9476222293
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Large tapering stone obelisk surmounting two-stepped stone plinth. Top step of plinth bears inscription. Names on plinth below. Whole set on three-stepped stone base in paved area. In relief at bottom of obelisk the Town Coat of Arms and wreath with reversed sword and dates "1914-1919".
Inscription
REMEMBER THE MEN OF CHELTENHAM WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR YOU IN THE GREAT WAR OF 1914-1919. IF THEY WERE STRANGERS TO ONE ANOTHER HERE IN THEIR COMMON HOME, THEY SERVED AND WROUGHT AND DIED IN MANY LANDS NEAR AND FAR AS A BAND OF BROTHERS. LEARN FROM THEM SO AS TO LIVE AND DIE THAT, WHEN YOU HAVE FOLLOWED THEM AND ARE NO MORE SEEN, YOU MAY, LIKE THEM, BE REMEMBERED AND REGRETTED/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abott, G D
Adams, H I
Adcock, H P
Aldrich, A
Aldridge, A W
Aldridge
Alington, G W S
Allender, J H
Allsopp, A E
Amery
See details for all 1287 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1289
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1289
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment,decorations
    Order of information: regiment,surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 360
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 360
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 33
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 33
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Dhofar Rebellion (1962-1976)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Falklands Conflict (1982)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height C 29FT
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 7FT 6IN, height C 5FT 6IN, width 7FT 6IN
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £1800 0S 0D

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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