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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Southwark
Town
Southwark
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
P Lindsey Clark
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 16 November 1922
    Attended by: General The Lord Horne GCB KCMG ADC
  • Rededicated
    Date: 30 March 2014
    Attended by: Dean of Southwark
  • Dedicated
    Date: 16 November 1922
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Woolwich
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2120
Current location

In front of the Slug and Lettuce
Borough High Street
Southwark
Southwark
Greater London
SE1 1XU
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 32599 80097
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Crouched infantryman in battledress with slung rifle, advancing through mud, upon plinth. Plinth bears bronze reliefs, one of a naval scene and one of an aircraft scene. There are carved details at either end of the pedestal, depicting a woman and child (signifying grief) and St. George.
Inscription
East Face: GIVE HONOUR TO THE MEN OF ST SAVIOURS SOUTHWARK WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THE EMPIRE 1914-1918. THEIR NAMES ARE INSCRIBED WITHIN THE PARISH CHURCH. MAY THEIR MEMORY LIVE FOR EVER IN THE MINDS OF MEN. West face: THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY THE PARISHIONERS OF ST SAVIOURS SOUTHWARK IN THE YEAR 1922.
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
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • St Saviour’s War Memorial, Southwark
  • 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
2014, March: memorial refurbishment completed. 2013, November: entire memorial dismantled and removed due to foundations failing. New foundations will be laid, and restoration and cleaning conducted before the memorial is returned. 2013, June: the bayonet and rifle muzzle have been removed in an act of vandalism. Listed by Southwark Council
Costs

Memorial: £4,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • CHARLES SARGEANT JAGGER. WAR AND PEACE SCULPTURE by COMPTON, ANN P60 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM 1985 LONDON
  • St Saviour, Southwark, War Memorial & Tablet, Tursday 16th November 1922. Booklet.
  • The Times page 7 / 17 November 1922 Unveiling report, including extract from Gen Lord Hornes's speech. The dedication was by the Bishop of Woolwich. Both proceeded later to the memorial in Southwark Cathedral (WMA 12592)
  • (photocopy),. States the memorial was to be dedicated by the Bishop of Southwark
  • LONDON'S OPEN AIR STATUARY by GLEICHEN P205 Source: Image Library Published:LONGMAN'S, GREEN & CO 1928 LONDON
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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