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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Southend On Sea
Town
Shoeburyness
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
MR PERCY DELF SMITH RDI (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 26 May 1921
    Attended by: COL P L HOLBROOKE CMG DSO
  • Rededicated
    Date: 17 October 1998
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Rededicated
    Date: 10 November 1946
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Show More (2)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
22796
Current location

Gunners Park
Campfield Road
Shoeburyness
Southend On Sea
Essex
SS3 9BX
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 93262 84954
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Ness Road
    Shoeburyness
    Southend On Sea
    Essex
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Octagonal column and plinth surmounted by a structure resembling a four sided pyramid; within a railed enclosure. WW2 names added to free standing panels at the base.
Inscription
(6 O CLOCK) TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN/ HONOURED MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ SHOEBURYNESS/ WHO FELL IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ (NAMES)/ ALSO DURING/ 1939 - 1945/ SHOEBURYNESS RESIDENTS/ KILLED IN ACTION/ 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Archer, F W
Arthur, D N
Ballard, E G
Benning, R D
Bethel, E T
Bird, C
Boswell, A S
Bowler, F
Brazier, H J
Brown, A L
See details for all 168 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 85
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 85
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 81
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 81
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, service
    Order of information: service THEN surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, service
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: depth 2400MM, height 5500MM, width 2400MM
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Red
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Shoeburyness 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
Costs

Site: £283.19.3

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
SOUTHEND ON SEA BOROUGH COUNCIL
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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