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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other memorial
District
Penwith
Town
Penzance
County
Cornwall
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 17th December 1919
    Attended by: MAYOR OF PENZANCE
  • Dedicated
    Date: 17th December 1919
    Attended by: MAYOR OF PENZANCE
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Lost
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WM Reference
26334

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Current location

West wall of old school
7
Humphry Davy School
Coombe Rd
Penzance
Penwith
Cornwall
TR18 2TG
England

OS Grid Ref: SW 46996 30987
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
DAIS, OAK CHAIR AND WOODEN PANELLING WITH INSCRIPTION PAINTED ONTO IT IN GOLD AND LETTERING. THE NAME OF THE FALLEN ARE INSCRIBED ON BRASS PLAQUES SET ABOVE TWO OF THE FOUR LISTS OF NAMES SIX CARVED SHIELDS AT THE TOP OF THE PANELLING WITH KNIGHTS HEAD AND PLUME OVER A CARVED SCROLL. FIVE CARVED LAUREL WREATHS ON THE FRIEZE. SHIELDS, LEFT TO RIGHT HAVE CARVED LETTERING ON THEM: D.C.L.I; R.A.F.; BRITISH ARMY BADGE; ROYAL NAVY BADE; R.G.A.; R.A.M.E.
Inscription
Center panel: Old Penwithians who/served in the Great War/These were honoured in their/generations and were the Glory of/their times, Ecclesiasticus XLIV:7. Left and right hand sides: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, W F
Andrew, W
Angwin, A
Angwin, E
Anthony, C
Badcock, E
Barrow, E J
Beale, H R
Beckerleg, B T
Beckerleg, E H
See details for all 214 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 214
    Served and returned: 195
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Panelling
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
History
1981: THE DAIS, OAK CHAIR AND LECTURN USED TO STAND IN FRONT OF THE SCREEN BUT THEY WERE REMOVED ALONG WITH THE TOP PART OF THE CARVED FRIEZE. THIS WAS DUE TO THE RE-BUILDING PROGRAMMES AT THE SCHOOL. CHAIR NOW STANDS OUTSIDE THE DEUPTY HEAD'S OFFICE. LECTURN IS STILL IN USE
Costs

Site: £230

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
HUMPHREY DAVY SCHOOL GOVERNORS

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