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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Tendring
Town
Upper Dovercourt
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Frederick Brook Hitch FRBS (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 16 December 1919
    Attended by: Admiral Cecil Hickey MVO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 16 December 1919
    Attended by: Bishop of London
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
22803
Current location

Junction of Fronks Road and Marine Parade
Upper Dovercourt
Tendring
Essex
CO12 3RH
England

OS Grid Ref: TM 25405 31124
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Column with arms protruding from it. Bronze plaques on the four sides of the column. At each corner there are bronze dolphins, with the whole standing on an octagonal base. Adjacent to the memorial is a kerbed small garden of Remembrance containing a flower planter and a dedicatory tablet.
Inscription
Face 1 upper plaque: IHS / TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN PROUD MEMORY/ OF THE OFFICERS AND/ MEN OF THE ROYAL NAVAL/ RESERVE & ROYAL NAVAL/ VOLUNTEER RESERVE/ SERVING IN THE AUXILIARY/ PATROL & MINESWEEPERS/ AT HARWICH WHO DIED IN/ THE PERFORMANCE OF/ THEIR DUTIES THAT THE/ SEAS MIGHT BE MADE FREE/ Twilight and evening bell,/ and after that the dark! and may there be no sadness of farewell,/ when I embark;/ For tho' from out our borne of time and place/ the flood may bear me far./ I hope to see my pilot face to face/ when I have crossed the bar./ THE BROTHER OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE HARWICH/ AUXILIARY PATROL AND MINESWEEPER SUBSCRIBED/ TO ERECT THIS MEMORIAL IN REMEMBRANCE OF THEIR/ COMRADES WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF/ THEIR KING AND COUNTRY DURING THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919 Face 1 lower plaque: ERECTED 1919/ REAR ADMIRAL CECIL S HICKLEY M.V.O/ SENIOR NAVAL OFFICER/ CAPTAIN THOMAS J S LYNE RN D.S.O./ PORT MINESWEEPING OFFICER Face 2: H.M. TRAWLER JAPAN MINED 16 AUGUST 1915/ (4 Names)/ H.M. TRAWLER NADINE MINED 1 SEPTEMBER 1915/ (9 Names)/ H.M. TRAWLER MALTA MINED 1 SEPTEMBER 1915/ (7 Names)/ H.M. TRAWLER RESONO MINED 26 DECEMBER 1915/ (13 Names)/ H.M. TRAWLER AMEER MINED 16 MARCH 1916/ (9 Names)/ H.M. TRAWLER LORD ROBERTS MINED 26 OCTOBER 1916/ (9 Names)/ H.M. TRAWLER TERVANI MINED 5 DECEMBER 1916/ (15 Names) Face 3: H.M. TRAWLER BURNLEY MINED 26 NOVEMBER 1916/ (19 Names)/ H.M. TRAWLER HOLDENE MINED 2 FEBRUARY 1917/ (7 Names)/ H.M. DRIFTER FORWARD III MINED 3 MARCH 1917/ (10 Names)/ H.M. TRAWLER AGILE MINED 27 APRIL 1917/ (4 Names)/ H.M. TRAWLER KELVIN MINED 7 JULY 1917/ (4 Names)/ H.M. TRAWLER EROS MINED 5 SEPTEMBER 1917/ (2 Names)/ H.M. TRAWLER STRYMON MINED 27 OCTOBER 1917/ (11 Names)/ H.M. TRAWLER JOHN E LEWIS MINED 16 JANUARY 1918/ (2 Names) Face 4: H.M. PADDLE MINESWEEPER MERCURY DAMAGED BY/ MINE 7 JUNE 1917/ (2 Names)/ H.M. PADDLE MINESWEEPER QUEEN OF THE NORTH/ MINED 20 JULY 1917/ (29 Names)/ H.M. PADDLE MINESWEEPER MARSA SUNK 17 NOVEMBER 1917/ (1 Name)/ H.M. TRAWLER NUMITOR MINED 20 APRIL 1918/ (5 Names)/ H.M. TURBINE SWEEPER ST SERIOL [sic] MINED 25 APRIL 1918/ (12 Names)/ H.M. TRAWLER ACHILLES 11 MINED 26 JUNE 1918/ (13 Names) Garden of Remembrance tablet: GARDEN OF/ REMEMBRANCE/ LEST WE FORGET
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Amis, J J
Angus, A
Armes, T P
Arnold, H J
Atkinson, W S
Avis, F J Cutts
Bailey, W A
Bain, W
Balls, A W
Barge, W R
See details for all 188 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 188
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 188
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, initials, rank, date of death, manner of death, service, ship
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: depth c2490mm, height c4500mm, width c2490mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Garden
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Black
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth c20mm, height c300mm, width c600mm
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
  • 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
MAR 2005: Applied for a grant from The Wolfson Foundation and English Heritage
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Reference
  • Book HARWICH AND DOVERCOURT IN OLD PICTURE POSTCARDS (1992)
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • ESSEX COUNTY STANDARD

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