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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Hastings
Town
Hastings
County
East Sussex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians, Boer War; Second (1899-1902), Korean War (1950-1953)
Maker
Miss Margaret Winser
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: March 2009
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Dedicated
    Date: 26 March 1922
    Attended by: Bishop of Chichester
  • Unveiled
    Date: 26 March 1922
    Attended by: FM The Earl of Cavan KP GCB GCMG GCVO GBE
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2073
Current location

Alexandra Park
Braybrooke Road
Hastings
Hastings
East Sussex
TN34 2LB
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 81732 10141
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A column with surmounting victory holding a sword point downwards and three relief panels on three stepped plinth and circular base with additional name panels. The reliefs represent service 'in the air' depicted by a pilot in cockpit, 'on land' depicted by soldiers marching off and 'at sea' depicted by sailors laying mines.
Inscription
THIS WAR MEMORIAL IS A SILENT REMINDER OF ALL THE SERVICEMEN,/ SERVICEWOMEN AND CIVILIANS OF THIS ANCIENT BOROUGH WHO LOST/ THEIR LIVES AS A RESULT OF ENEMY ACTION 'FORTITUDE'/ SAILORS/ AT SEA/ FAR EAST KOREA/ SALONIKA/ W AFRICA ITALY/ 'VIGILANCE'/ AIRMEN/ IN THE AIR/ FALKLANDS/ MESOPOTAMIA/ E AFRICA/ BELGIUM/ 'COURAGE'/ SOLDIERS/ ON LAND/ BURMA N AFRICA/ GALLIPOLI/ FRANCE/ PALESTINE IN/ MEMORIAM/ TO THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ SOUTH AFRICA WAR/ 1899 - 1902/ WORLD WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945/ 'THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE'
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 707
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 707
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, regiment, decorations.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 423
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 423
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, regiment, decorations.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 139
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 139
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL IN ALEXANDRA 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
2009: Extensively refurbished after money was raised by public appeal through the Hasting branch of the RBL August 2007: Campaign launched to raise £163;60,000 towards costs of renovation. May 2007: Grade II listed 1991: Bronze plaques replaced, post WW2 names added and the memorial was completely renovated October 1990: Bronze plaques listing war dead stolen
Costs

Site: £2,000

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

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