Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Winchester
Town
Winchester
County
Hampshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 24th May 1922
    Attended by: DEAN OF WINCHESTER
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24th May 1922
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
21928

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Current location

Located near to the west entrance to Winchester Cathedral
Winchester Cathedral
Cathedral Close
Winchester
Winchester
Hampshire
SO23 9LS
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 48117 29314
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A flat grey stone base on which is a stone plinth, tapering towards the top. and surmounted by the bronze figure of a soldier in WW1 battledress holding a Lee-Enfield rifle. On the front of the plinth is the badge of the Kings Royal Rifle Corps (KRRC) and below that the dedication incised but not coloured.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF / THE OFFICERS / WARRANT OFFICERS / NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS / AND RIFLEMEN / OF / THE KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY / IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1918 / AND 1939 - 1945
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
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 1680MM, width 1770MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • The King's Royal Rifle Corps War Memorial, Winchester
  • 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
The memorial was cleaned around 1998
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Winchester Cathedral
Reference
  • THE MILITARY MEMORIALS OF WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL by GOLDSMITH, RFK 1 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:THE FRIENDS OF WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL 1974 WINCHESTER
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • The Memorial Service held at Winchester Cathedral on 24 May 1922 - order of service. Copy from IWM K3852

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