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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
South Oxfordshire
Town
Wallingford
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Edward Guy Dawber, William Honeybone, Mr George Alexander
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22 May 1921
    Attended by: Mr I Herbert Benyon, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2202
Current location

Market Place
centre of Town
outside Town Hall
Market Place
Wallingford
South Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire
OX10 0EJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 60719 89378
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Classical figure of Peace (?) on plinth and base, holding out a laurel wreath. Plaques around each side of plinth. Wreath with portcullis in centre at top of plinth. The robed figure is crowned with a laurel wreath, and holds a scroll in the left hand, and a laurel wreath in the outstretched right hand.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HONOURED AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF WALLINGFORD WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919. THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/PASS NOT THIS STONE IN SORROW/NO SORROW BUT IN PRIDE/AND STRIVE TO LIVE/AS NOBLY AS THEY DIED (Base): 1939-1945 West Face: (Names) / (Names) South Face: (Names) / (Names) East Face: (Names) / (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 81
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 81
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank,decorations
    Order of information: alphabetically
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 36
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 36
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank,decorations
    Order of information: alphabetically
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL AND SURROUND APPROXIMATELY 15 METRES NORTH OF THE TOWN HALL
  • 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • The Times, 24 May 1924, "Wallingford War Memorial". Report.

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