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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Croydon
Town
Croydon
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
PAUL RAPHAEL MONTFORD, M MANENTI, MR JAMES BURFORD ARIBA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22 Oct 1921
    Attended by: LORD ASHCOMBE
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2098
Current location

Beneath the clock tower
Town Hall
Katharine Streey
Croydon
Croydon
Greater London
CR9 1QN
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 32350 65403
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Base surmounted by cenotaph which is in turn surmounted by casket. Seated figures placed either side. Inscription in relief on the front face Figures depicts a soldier of the East Surrey Regiment tying a bandage around his wounded arm, his rifle behind him on the left. A woman with one arm outstretched whilst holding child is depicted on the right side. Metal latin cross at the top centre of the cenotaph. See file for full description
Inscription
1914 1918/ 1939 1945/ AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE/ WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN/ WARS AND CONFLICTS SINCE/ A TRIBUTE TO THE MEN/ AND WOMEN OF CROYDON/ WHO DIED AND SUFFERED / AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN WARS AND CONFLICTS SINCE (Last phrase added in 1997)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: height 900mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: height c 9000mm, width 2570mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Croydon 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
History
19 Nov. 1973 Grade II listed.
Costs

Site: FREE
Memorial: C £5000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: FOR THOSE WHO HAD BEEN DISABLED AS A RESULT OF WAR
Sponsorship
Public,other
Reference
  • WAR MEMORIALS FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT by BORG, ALAN 97 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:LEO COOPER 1991 LONDON
  • Croydon Advertiser 20 Mar. 1920 p.10; 22 Oct. 1921 p.7; 29 Oct. 1921 p.10
  • Editor: W C Berwick Location: Croydon Central Library
  • Editors: Moore and Sayers Location: Croydon Central Library
  • AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN...CROYDONS WAR MEMORIALS by COX, R 30 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:CROYDON NATURAL HISTORY AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY 1992 CROYDON

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