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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Carrick
Town
Truro
County
Cornwall
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Falklands Conflict (1982), Afghanistan (2001-2014)
Maker
Joseph Whitehead & Sons (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1922
    Attended by: Unknown
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2118
Current location

In road outside Coinage Hall
Boscawen Street
Truro
Carrick
Cornwall
TR1 2AF
England

OS Grid Ref: SW 82685 44820
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Soldier cast in bronze holding rifle in left hand and helmet in right hand raised above his head, on base with debris of war, surmounting square column of granite. Town badge in bronze on main face between sculpture and names plaque. Two stone steps leading to column.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: (Names)/ FALKLAND ISLANDS, 1982/ (Name) / IN PROUD MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR OF/ 1914 - 1919 & 1939 - 1945 Other faces: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Andrew, Bertie
Annear, James H
Arthur, George
Avery, E John
Ball, George
Ball, William
Barrett, Phillip
Barrett, Reginald
Barton, H Percy
Bath, Robert M
See details for all 182 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 182
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 182
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, middle name initial
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 106
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 106
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename and middle name initial
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
  • Falklands Conflict (1982)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Surname
  • Afghanistan (2001-2014)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, initial, surname
    Order of information: forename
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • THE 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
2010: New plaque added for Afghanistan.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Truro Town Council
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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