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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Sedgemoor
Town
Highbridge
County
Somerset
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 8 May 1922
    Attended by: SIR ALLEN GARRETT ANDERSON
  • Dedicated
    Date: 8 May 1922
    Attended by: Bishop of Bath and Wells
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
24739
Current location

Garden of Remembrance
Southwell Court
Highbridge
Sedgemoor
Somerset
TA9 3AF
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 32043 47333
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Highbridge Station
    Highbridge
    Sedgemoor
    Somerset
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Locomotive Works Messroom
    Highbridge
    Sedgemoor
    Somerset
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
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Description
BRONZE TABLET WITH PITCHED TOP. NOW SET INTO WALL AT END OF GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE. CENTRAL CIRCULAR PLAQUE WITH NAMES OF FALLEN IS SURROUNDED BY RELIEF OF LAUREL WREATH. RELIEF AT TOP OF PLAQUE OF CROSS AND CROWN. The memorial comprises a large bronze relief tablet in Classical style, set against a wall (the latter dating from the mid-1960s). The relief shows a central wreath motive flanked by fluted columns and a triangular pediment above depicting a cross and crown. The pediment carries the words '1914 -1918 / FOR / KING & COUNTRY / FREEDOM & HONOUR' with below it ' "CALLED, TESTED, WORTHY, VICTORIOUS" ' and 'OUR GLORIOUS DEAD' followed by the names of the fallen in the centre of the wreath and to the three rectangular raised fields around it. The base of the fluted columns list the various battle sites: 'FRANCE / BELGIUM / AFRICA / PALESTINE / SALONICA' to the left and 'HIGH SEAS / ITALY / GALLIPOLI / ARABIA / MESOPOTAMIA' to the right. The base of the memorial reads: 'THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY THEIR FELLOW-WORKERS IN MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO LEFT THE LOCO. CARR. AND WAGON DEPTS OF THE SOMERSET AND DORSET JOINT RAILWAY TO SERVE WITH THE FORCES DURING THE GREAT WAR'. Four granite plaques with names of fallen soldiers, added later, are attached to the stone base on which the memorial rests.
Inscription
FOR FREEDOM/ KING & COUNTRY AND HONOUR/ (NAMES)/ OUR GLORIOUS DEAD/ (NAMES)/ (THEATRES OF WAR)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alexander, D C
Amesbury, R D
Amesbury, W
Andrews, B
Andrews, F
Andrews, G T
Andrews, I P
Archbutt, R C
Arnold, F J
Ashman, G
See details for all 167 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 166
    Served and returned: 153
    Died: 13
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname, forenames, decorations
    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
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
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  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
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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