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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
North Devon
Town
Ilfracombe
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959), Korean War (1950-1953), Non-Combat Deaths
Maker
E M COURTENAY POLLOCK RBA RBS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th November 1924
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
25597
Current location

Garden of Remembrance
Between Church Road And Church Hill
Ilfracombe
North Devon
Devon
EX34 8BL
England

OS Grid Ref: SS 51460 47285
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Bronze figure of Victory surmounting a Tuscan column and granite plinth, on a two stepped base. There are brass plaques with names for the First World War on the sides of the plinth, and the main dedication is laid with lead lettering on the front face of the upper base. The three bronze plaques for those of the Second World War are on the remaining three sides of the upper base. There is a stone tablet at the foot of the base, designed like an open book with the inscription laid in lead lettering upon the open pages.
Inscription
6 O'clock, Plinth, plaque: (Names) 6 O'clock, Base: IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF ILFRACOMBE/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR./ 1914 - 1918. 6 O'clock, Tablet: IN/ MEMORY OF/ OTHER MEMBERS/ OF THE ARMED FORCES/ WHO LOST THEIR LIVES/ IN THE SERVICE/ OF THEIR COUNTRY/ (Names) 9 O'clock, Plinth, plaque: (Names) 9 O'clock, Base, plaque: 1939 - 1945/ (Names) 12 O'clock, Plinth, plaque: (Names) 12 O'clock, Base, plaque: ALSO TO THOSE WHO DIED IN WORLD WAR II/ 1939 - 1945/ (Names) 3 O'clock, Plinth, plaque: (Names) 3 O'clock, Base, plaque: 1939 - 1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, L W J B
Balckford, J D
Balckmore, C H C
Bale, H
Balley, G W
Balment, J
Balment, J
Balsdon, F
Bamford, T
Barbeary, H
See details for all 99 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 157
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 157
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 63
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 63
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,place of death,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames,year of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, year of death, place of death
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Column
    Measurements: depth 300mm dia, height 2350mm, width 300mm dia
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 840mm, height 1200mm, width 840mm
    Materials: Granite
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: depth 20mm, height 600mm, width 600mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 3860mm, height 130mm, width 3860mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Lettering
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Lead
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 200mm, height 630mm, width 760mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 2050mm, height 110mm, width 2050mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: depth 20mm, height 250mm, width 800mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: depth 20mm, height 100mm, width 270mm
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • ILFRACOMBE 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
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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