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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Torbay
Town
Torquay
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians, 20th Century Wars (1900-1999), Korean War (1950-1953), Yangtse Incident (1949), 20th Century Wars (1900-1999), Falklands Conflict (1982)
Maker
Local Clergy/Dignitaries (Designer)
MESSRS H T JENKINS AND SON OF TORQUAY (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 23rd April 1921
    Attended by: Bishop of Exeter
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
25761
Current location

Princess Gardens
Torbay Road
Torquay
Torbay
Devon
TQ2 5EY
England

OS Grid Ref: SX 91612 63488
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
THREE STEPS LEAD UP TO THE BASE SURMOUNTED BY A SQUARE DOUBLE PLINTH, COLUMN AND CAPITOL. WHOLE IS SURMOUNTED BY A METAL URN. DEDICATORY INSCRIPTION CARVED INTO ONE SIDE OF THE STONE BASE AND NAMES ON METAL PLAQUES ATTACHED TO THE SIDES OF THE PLINTH METAL RELIEF OF A WREATH AND GARLAND IS ABOVE EACH NAME PLAQUE. the plaques for later conflicts, also for 7 additional WW1 casualties, also for those who died in WW1 in Torquay hospitals are on the top face of base 4 of the memorial. The WW2 names plaques are on the side faces of base4. All plaques are bronze.
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: (NAMES)/ TO THE MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF TORQUAY/ WHO DIED IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ MDCCCCXIV - MDCCCXVIII/ AND/ TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF TORQUAY/ WHO DIED IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR MDCCCCXXXIX - MDCCCCXLV/ WHOSE NAMES ARE TO BE FOUND INSCRIBED IN/ THE BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE IN THE TOWN HALL 3, 9 AND 12 O'CLOCK FACE: (NAMES) top face of 6 o'clock face of base 4-IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN & WOMEN/OF TORQUAY/WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/IN ARMED CONFLICTS/SINCE 1945 top face of 9 o'clock side of base 4-TORQUAY SERVICEMEN WHO DIED IN TORQUAY HOSPITALS/FROM WOUNDS SUSTAINED IN THE GREAT WAR/(names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alford, A J
Alford, G
Alford, P
Allchurch, A F
Allchurch, W H
Allcorn, H G
Allin, G H
Allin, H G
Allin, P
Andrews, E T
See details for all 20 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 609
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 609
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,service, initials of forenames
    Order of information: servvice, surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 430
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 430
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: regiment/service, surname, initials of forenames, rank
    Order of information: service/regiment then surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 24
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 24
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: service, surname, forename
    Order of information: service then surnane
  • 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname initials of forenames, rank, regiment
    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, rank, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Yangtse Incident (1949)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Falklands Conflict (1982)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Detail
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Column
    Measurements: depth 1630mm, width 1630mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: depth 20mn, height 1865mm, width 860mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: depth 10mm, height 550mm, width 2700mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 10mm, height 410mm, width 2120mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 10mm, height 310mm, width 760mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 10mm, height 205mm, width 850mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: depth 10mm, height 205mm, width 310mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 5880mm, height 110mn, width 5880mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 5030mm, height 100mm, width 5030mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 4110mm, height 100mm, width 4110mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 2820mm, height 680mm, width 2820mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 2005mm, height 700mm, width 2005mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL IN PRINCESS GARDENS
  • 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
NAMES OF WW2 SERVICEMEN ADDED TO THE MEMORIAL IN 2002 & for OTHER CONFLICTS IN 2003.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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