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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
Leeds
Town
Leeds
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Sir Reginald Blomfield RA, H C FEHR
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14 October 1922
    Attended by: Viscount Lascelles KG DSO; Rev. Frederick Mitchell
  • Rededicated
    Date: 10th November 1991
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 14 October 1922
    Attended by: Vicar of Leeds (Rev. B.O.F. Bernard Heywood MA)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2111
Current location

Victoria Square
Leeds City War Memorial
The Headrow
Leeds
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS1 3AB
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 29890 33817
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • City Square
    Leeds
    Leeds
    West Yorkshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Four stepped base surmounted by plinth and obelisk. Whole is surmounted by a bronze winged figure of peace. On the 3 and 9 o'clock faces of the side of the obelisk is a bronze figure of St George standing on the slain dragon and a bronze figure of peace. Four owls symbolising Leeds on the four corners of the base of the obelisk. Wreath on the 6 o'clock face of the base, colours hang on the 6 and 12 o'clock faces of the obelisk.
Inscription
3 o'clock face: OUR GLORIOUS DEAD 9 o'clock face: PRO PATRIA 6 o'clock face: INVICTIS PAX 1914-1918 1939-1945 12 O'CLOCK FACE: TO HONOUR THE FALLEN
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    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: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: height 7000mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Figures
    Measurements: height 1085mm
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • 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
1940: winged victory was taken down for repair 1946: figure was put back 1965: victory figure taken down when it moved in a gale. It was re-erected in Cottingley Crematorium amd the head is now in the museum 1991: angel of peace erected to replace figure
Costs

Memorial: £6000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Leeds City Council
Reference
  • AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 138-9 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK
  • The Times 16 Oct. 1922 p.9
  • Yorkshire Post 27 Jan. 1921
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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