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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other structure
District
Bournemouth
Town
Bournemouth
County
Dorset
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR W A HOARE (Sculptor)
E A SHERVEY (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 8 November 1922
    Attended by: MAJ GEN J E B SEELY
  • Dedicated
    Date: 8 November 1922
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Southampton
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
26415
Current location

Junction of Braidley Road and Bourne Avenue
Central Pleasure Gardens
Bourne Avenue
Bournemouth
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH2 5RP
England

OS Grid Ref: SZ 08429 91321
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
'TEMPLE OF MEMORY' ON A FOUR-STEPPED BASE. WHOLE STANDS ON A BALASTRADED AREA WITH STEPS LEADING UP TO IT ON ONE SIDE. DEDICATORY PLAQUES HAVE BEEN PLACED ON ONE SIDE OF THE TEMPLE, FACING THE STEPS. DORIC COLUMN SURMOUNTED BY A CLASSICAL URN AT EACH OF THE FOR CORNERS OF THE TEMPLE STONE LIONS GUARD THE STEPPED APPROACH TO THE MEMORIAL. BRONZE WREATHS AT THE TOP OF EACH SIDE.
Inscription
UPPER PLAQUE: IN/ HONOURED/ MEMORY/ OF THE/ MEN AND WOMEN/ OF THE/ COUNTY BOROUGH/ OF BOURNEMOUTH/ WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES IN THE/ 1939 - 1945/ WAR LOWER PLAQUE: TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF/ THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE/ COUNTY BOROUGH OF BOURNEMOUTH/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME/ SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 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 - Portland
Listing information
  • Bournemouth War Memorial with associated steps, enclosure and balustrade
  • 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
2014: Listing upgraded to II*
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
TOWN COUNCIL
Reference
  • WAR MEMORIALS FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT by BORG, ALAN 147-8 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:LEO COOPER 1991 LONDON
  • Bournemouth Daily Echo 1922: 6 Oct: 27 Oct; 9 Nov; 10 Nov. 1972: 9 Nov.
  • War Memorials Trust Bulletin No.61 p.8 (May 2014) Published:War Memorials Trust London

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