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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Vale Of White Horse
Town
Abingdon
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
Maker
Dennis Godfrey, Mr J G T West MMSA of Abingdon
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th September 1921
    Attended by: Earl of Abingdon, High Steward of the Borough
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11th September 1921
    Attended by: Rev H A Kennedy (The Vicar of Abingdon)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2201
Current location

Junction of High Street with Bath Street
High Street
Abingdon
Vale Of White Horse
Oxfordshire
OX14 5AR
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 49615 97078
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Square memorial on a three stepped base with a pillar at each corner. 6 o'clock face has inset relief panel with figure of a mourning soldier on. Laurel wreath at centre top of each face. Town arms above names at 3 and 6 o'clock.
Inscription
(6 o' clock) TO THE/ IMPERISHABLE MEMORY/ OF OUR/ GALLANT DEAD/ (Left) WORLD/ WAR 1/ 1914 - 1918 (Right) WORLD/ WAR 2/ 1939 - 1945 (3 o' clock) 1939 - 1945/ (Names) (9 o' clock) (Names) 1939 - 1945/ (Names) (12 o' clock) ABINGDONIANS/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR./ (Names)/ THIS MEMORIAL/ IS RAISED BY THE PEOPLE (OF ABINGDON)/ TO THE MEN OF THIS TOWN/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES THAT OTHERS MIGHT/ LIVE IN FREEDOM AND PEACE./ DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORI/ THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES/ ON ACTIVE SERVICE SINCE 1945/ (Name)/ N. IRELAND 1981.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aldworth, A
Aldworth, F
Alford, A F
Allison, C E
Andrews, G V
Argyle, P E
Backhus, A
Badcock, A C
Badcock, W S
Bagshaw, M E
See details for all 283 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 228
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 228
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 55
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 55
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, service
    Order of information: Service
  • Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Blue Pennant
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 1520mm, height 4250mm, width 1800mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • Abingdon-on-Thames 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
c1996: the bronze figure was removed. 1989: Cleaned and lettering repainted at a cost of £1015.
Costs

Comments: Public subscriptions amounted to £713 13s 6d made up of 1139 separate donations. The Borough Council paid incidental expenses and covered a shortfall of just over £7
Memorial: c£800

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Oxford Mail 15th April 2004

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