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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Southend On Sea
Town
Southend On Sea
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
SIR EDWIN LUTYENS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27th November 1921
    Attended by: LORD LAMBOURNE CVO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 27th November 1921
    Attended by: Bishop of Chelmsford
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
22576
Current location

Southend Cliff Gardens
Clifftown Parade
Southend On Sea
Southend On Sea
Essex
SS1 1DL
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 87703 85179
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Fine, very tall simple cenotaph set onto a low wall. The whole stands on an elevated platform reached by steps. In front is a rectangular lawn with the words 'Lest We Forget' picked out in white marble chips. On the 6 o'clock and 12 o'clock faces are two wreaths, with flags on the 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock faces.
Inscription
(6 o'clock) MCM/ XIV/ +/ MCM/ XIX/ MCMXXXIX/ +/ MCMXLV/ OUR/ GLORIOUS/ DEAD/ THE NAMES OF 1338 MEN OF/ SOUTHEND-ON-SEA/ IN HONOURED MEMORY OF WHOM/ THIS MEMORIAL/ WAS ERECTED BY GRATEFUL RESIDENTS/ ARE RECORDED UPON A TABLET/ PLACED IN THE REFECTORY AT/ PRITTLEWELL PRIORY/ AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN/ AND IN THE MORNING/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM (On later plaque) THIS PLAQUE IS DEDICATED TO/ THE MEN AND WOMEN OF SOUTHEND/ WHO HAVE SERVED THEIR COUNTRY/ IN ALL WARS AND CONFLICTS/ TO PRESERVE PEACE AND FREEDOM/ FOR ALL./ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM/ FUNDED BY SOUTHEND ON SEA BOROUGH COUNCIL/ ON BEHALF OF THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION (SOUTHEND BRANCH)/ 1998
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
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 12100MM
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Base
    Measurements: height 10700MM, width 7600MM
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • Southend-on-Sea 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
2014: Cleaning and maintenance carried out by Southend on Sea Council.
Costs

Memorial: £5521 15S 0D

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: UNKNOWN - £551 SET ASIDE
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
SOUTHEND ON SEA BOROUGH COUNCIL
Reference
  • SM760
  • Percy Simmonds Photograph Collection
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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