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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Spelthorne
Town
Staines
County
Surrey
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 19th December 1920
    Attended by: BRIG GEN EARL OF LUCAN KCB
  • Dedicated
    Date: 19th December 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
23791
Current location

Market Square
Staines
Spelthorne
Surrey
TW18 4RH
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 03387 71528
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Memorial Gardens
    Clarence St
    Staines
    Spelthorne
    Surrey
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 033 714
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Two-stepped base surmounted by square double plinth and winged figure of Victory holding aloft a torch. Inscription in black lettering on the sides of the plinth. Arms come from the base of the plinth with a figure of a serviceman standing on each one. Whole is set within a memorial garden. Figure of a soldier in field kit with rifle, sailor in day rig with signal flags, airman in flying rig and marine in field kit with rifle stand on the arms.
Inscription
SIDE 1: TO/ OUR GLORIOUS DEAD/ 1914 - 1918/ THIS WAR MEMORIAL IS ERECTED BY/ THE PEOPLE OF STAINES/ IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL HOMAGE TO/ THEIR FELLOW TOWNSMEN/ WHO ENDURED ALL AND GAVE ALL THAT/ HONOUR AND FREEDOM MIGHT PREVAIL/ THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD/ AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD/ AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM/ NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN/ AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN/ AND IN THE MORNING/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM/ 1939 1945/ IN MEMORIAM/ TO ALL THOSE KILLED AT/ HOME AND ABROAD/ THROUGH ENEMY ACTION/ THEIR NAME LIVETH/ FOREVERMORE SIDE 2 AND 3: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Admas, F
Appleton, A
Appleton, C
Appleton, J
Ashby, H D
Ayling, F W
Ayling, W
Bailey, S
Baker, H C
Bamford, H
See details for all 249 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 196
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 196
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    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
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Staines 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
Responsibility
Spelthorne 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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