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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
Stroud
Town
Slimbridge
County
Gloucestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Lady Scott (Kathleen Scott)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
20740
Current location

In The Spinney at the southwestern corner of the public access area.
Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Newgrounds Lane
Slimbridge
Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL2 7BT
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 7171004576
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • West Downs School (Closed)
    Romsey Rd
    Winchester
    SO22

    OS Grid Ref: SU 472 290
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
A bronze statue of a nude boy, reaching up with one hand as if volunteering, on a tall square stone pedestal with the inscriptions and names incised on the four faces in upright capital roman lettering. An adjacent interpretation board summarises its history.
Inscription
Base of figure: HERE AM I SEND ME 6 o'clock face of pedestal: HERE AM I/ SEND ME/ 1914 - 1918/ (Names) 9, 12 and 3 o'clock faces of pedestal: 1939 - 1945/ (Names) Interpretation board: This Memorial to boys formerly at/ West Downs School at Winchester/ who gave their lives in two/ World Wars is placed here because/ Sir Peter Scott was a pupil there/ and his mother was the sculptor./ The school has now closed.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 38
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 38
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 81
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 81
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
Listing information
  • West Downs School 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

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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