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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other structure
District
York
Town
York
County
North Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814), Crimean War (1853-1856), Boer War; Second (1899-1902), First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24th June 1987
    Attended by: HM QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
30623
Current location

SITE OF MEDIEVAL PALACE OF THE ARCHBISHOPS OF YORK
York Minster
Deangate
York
York
North Yorkshire
YO1 7JA
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 60259 52289
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Seven arch wall which was originally part of the Archbishop of York's medieval Palace. It was restored and a dedicatory plaque placed to the left of the wall. Plaques with Battle Honours are in each archway. Behind the fourth arch is a low obelisk with inscription on a tablet attached near the top. Iron railings between each archway.
Inscription
LEFT OF 1ST ARCH: THIS MEMORIAL TO THE SECOND DIVISION/ WAS UNVEILED BY/ HER MAJESTY, QUEEN ELIZABETH, THE QUEEN MOTHER/ 24TH JUNE 1987 ARCH 1: MEMORIAL TO THE/ SECOND DIVISION/ RAISED IN PORTUGAL AT ALBUERA/ 18TH JUNE 1809 ARCH 2: TALAVERA 1809 VITTORIA 1813/ SALAMANCA 1812 PYRANEES 1814/ WATERLOO/ 1815 ARCH 3: ALMA 1854 ULUNDI 1879/ SEBASTOPOL 1855 TEL-EL-KHEDIR 1882/ PEKING 1860 PAARDEBURG 1900 ARCH 4: KOHIMA 1944 ARCH 5: MONS 1914 SOMME 1916/ MARNE 1914 YPRES 1917/ CAMBRAI 1918 ARCH 6: DUNKIRK 1940 MANDALAY 1945/ IMPHAL 1944 RANGOON 1945 ARCH 7: THIS WALL PART OF THE/ MEDIEVAL PALACE OF THE/ ARCBISHOPS WAS RESTORE/ AS A MEMORIAL/ BY THE SECOND DIVISION/ IN 1987 OBELISK BEHIND ARCH 4: WHEN YOU GO HOME/ TELL THEM OF US AND SAY/ FOR YOUR TOMORROW/ WE GAVE OUR TODAY
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Crimean War (1853-1856)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    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: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • ARCADE OF FORMER ARCHBISHOPS PALACE AND ATTACHED RAILINGS AND GATES
  • Grade I
  • 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
Reference
  • FOR YOUR TOMORROW: BRITISH SECOND WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 60 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1995 YORK

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