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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Woking
Town
Woking
County
Surrey
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS WILLIAM KIRKPATRICK LTD, MR FRANCIS W DOYLE JONES
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24th May 1922
    Attended by: FIELD MARSHAL SIR WILLIAM R ROBERTSON BART GCB GCMG KCVO DSO
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
23679
Current location

Town Square
Jubilee Square
Woking
Woking
Surrey
GU21 6AE
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 00535 58859
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Victoria Garden
    Woking
    Woking
    Surrey
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Figure of winged and draped victory with right arm extended holding a wreath of peace. On tall rectangular plinth and two stepped base. On the higher front face of the plinth is an inverted sword of sacrifice in relief. On the front face at the base is small wreath.
Inscription
(6 O'CLOCK) THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ REMEMBER WITH THANKSGIVING/ THE TRUE AND FAITHFUL MEN/ AND WOMEN OF THIS TOWN/ AND COUNTRYSIDE/ WHO IN THESE YEARS OF WAR/ WENT FORTH/ FOR/ GOD AND THE RIGHT/ THE NAMES OF THOSE/ WHO RETURNED NOT AGAIN/ ARE HERE INSCRIBED/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ AND/ THE WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945 (OTHER FACES (NAMES) (12 O'CLOCK FACE) (NAMES)/ DEDICATED IN VICTORIA GARDEN/ 1922/ REMOVED TO TOWN SQUARE/ 1975
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Acock, Sydney W
Akehurst, Charles
Alesbury, Sydney T
Alexander, John
Allard, Stanley N
Allen, W George
Annetts, George
Annetts, John
Anstey, Albert
Bacon, John L
See details for all 552 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 552
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 552
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: height 3600MM, width 1170MM
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: width 3050MM
    Materials: Stone
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 1680MM
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Woking 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
LONDON NECROPOLIS COMPANY CLEANED THE MEMORIAL IN JULY 1946 (£74.12.10), ADDED THE WW2 INSCRIPTION IN APRIL 1950 AND CLEANED IT AGAIN IN MARCH 1953 (£109).
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
WOKING BOROUGH COUNCIL
Reference
  • Woking News and Mail 13 February 1920
  • Woking News and Mail 13 December 1920
  • Woking News and Mail 03 December 1920
  • Woking News and Mail 14 May 1920
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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