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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
Reigate And Banstead
Town
Redhill
County
Surrey
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Captain Richard Reginald Goulden
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 05th August 1923
    Attended by: RT HON EARL BEATTY OM GCB GCVO DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 05th August 1923
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
23704
Current location

Shaws Corner
London Rd
Redhill
Reigate And Banstead
Surrey
RH1 6BD
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 270 502
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Bronze figure of a man carrying a child in one arm, whilst holding aloft a flaming torch with the other. Figure is set on square-set stone plinth with inscription at the top.
Inscription
SIDE ONE: IN MEMORY OF/ MEN OF REIGATE/ AND REDHILL WHO/ FOUGHT AND GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919 (Inscription now changed to: IN MEMORY OF MEN AND WOMEN OF THIS BOROUGH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE TWO WORLD WARS 1914 - 1919 1939 - 1945) SIDE TWO: COURAGE SIDE THREE: HONOUR SIDE FOUR: SELF-SACRIFICE Plaque: THE BRONZE REPRESENTS THE TRIUMPHANT STRUGGLE OF MANKIND AGAINST THE DIFFICULTIES THAT BESET HIM IN THE PATH OF LIFE. SHIELDING AND BEARING THE CHILD, THE FIGURE HOLDS ALOFT THE SYMBOL OF SELF-SACRIFICE TO LIGHT THE WAY. THE FLAMING CROSS IS USED TO INDICATE THE SUFFERING ENDURED BY MEN IN THE WAR. FLAMES CONSUME THE FLESH. THE SPIRIT IS UNCONQUERABLE.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Reigate and Redhill 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK

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