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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Tendring
Town
Brightlingsea
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Captain R. R. Goulden
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 20 October 1921
    Attended by: Brigadier-General F.W. Towsey, CMG, CBE, DSO.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 20 October 1921
    Attended by: Reverend Arthur Francis Waskett
  • Rededicated
    Date: 12 May 1993
    Attended by: Reverend Canon Michael Swindlehurst
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2091
Current location

Victoria Place
Brightlingsea
Tendring
Essex
CO7 0EB
England

OS Grid Ref: TM 08617 16809
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A cenotaph with rectangular sculptured relief panels on the 6 and 12 o'clock faces. Names are on bronze plaques on the 3 and 9 o'clock faces. The whole stands on a stepped base and is set within a paved area which is approached by paths forming a Geneva cross. Relief on the 6 o'clock face is of three sailors and the relief on the 12 o'clock face is of three helmeted soldiers. Name plaques are topped by laurel wreaths.
Inscription
(3 and 9 o'clock faces): (Names) (At the top - 6 o'clock face): IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE (At the top -12 o'clock face): THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR (At bottom of the 6 and 12 o'clock faces): 1914 - 1918 (On bronze relief - 6 o'clock face): DUTY AND LOVE OF FREEDOM (On bronze relief - 12 o'clock face): SELF-SACRIFICE FOR HONOUR (Small plaques - 12 o'clock face): 1939 - 1945/ (Names)/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 27
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 27
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 111
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 111
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Relief
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Brightlingsea 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
Costs

Comments: Land given without cost by Mr. W.I. Osborn.
Memorial: £600.00

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Book: We Will Remember Them by A.L. Wakeling, Second edition published by Scribe Publishing November 2000 ISBN 0 9503183 6 1
  • We Will Remember Them, Alfred Wakeling, Scribe Publishing, January 1998, ISBN 0950318345
  • Newspaper: Essex Chronicle published on the 23 May 1919, and on the 28 October 1921.

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