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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Spelthorne
Town
Ashford
County
Surrey
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS KEATES & CO (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24 September 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
23748
Current location

At the junction of Church Road and Forbridge Road
Church Road
Ashford
Spelthorne
Surrey
TW15 2PJ
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 07010 71538
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A three-stepped base surmounted by plinth and winged figure of 'Victory'. The dedication is engraved on the sides of the plinth. The stone for the Second World War is in the shape of an open book and is placed behind the statue with an engraved dedication on both pages. On the front face of the plinth a sword and wreath are carved in relief.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: 1914 1919 3 and 9 o'clock face: (Names) 12 o'clock face: OLD SCHOLARS/ OF THE/ WEST LONDON DISTRICT SCHOOL/ (Names) THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE THE MEN WERE VERY GOOD UNTO US AND WE WERE NOT HURT. THEY WERE A WALL UNTO US BOTH BY NIGHT AND DAY Second World War: TO ALL THOSE/ WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES/ 1939 1945 WE WILL REMEMBER THEM/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Akten, C
Anger, E W
Atkins, E
Barker, R A
Barltrop, F R
Beard, R C
Beer, C
Bennett, A F
Bennett, C
Bennett, C H W
See details for all 218 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 219
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 219
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 59
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 59
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Surname.
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 1200mm, height 3500mm, width 1200mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • ASHFORD 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
May 2008: WW2 stone removed for re-cutting and for names to be added. Returned end of May. Nov. 2007 Grade II listed. 2001: Memorial cleaned. 2000: Inscription on 3 and 12 o'clock faces are in poor condition 1999: WW2 names are to be re-cut 1976: Memorial re-erected about 3ft forward of original site following pressure from the local population to return it. 1972: Memorial dismantled as council believed it reduced visibility.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Spelthorne Borough Council
Reference
  • Percy Simmonds Photograph Collection

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