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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Islington
Town
Finsbury
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Messrs William Kirkpatrick LTD, Thomas Rudge, A B Burton
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 15th September 1921
    Attended by: LT-COL Sir Henry B Barton JP
  • Dedicated
    Date: 15th September 1921
    Attended by: Rev E E Holmes Archdeacon
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3133
Current location

Spa Green Garden
Roseberry Av
Finsbury
Islington
Greater London
EC1R 0JZ
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 31365 82462
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Winged victory on orb, lightly draped and holding a laurel wreath in extended left hand on a pedestal with originally three relief plaques on three stepped granite plinth. Originally there were three relief plaques depicting battle scenes at Gaza, Piave and Zeebrugge: now Gaza is the only one remaining, the others are replaced by two inscription panels. There is a propellor in gold above the RFC inscription and crossed laurel branches on all four sides of the plinth.
Inscription
(6 o'clock face): BOROUGH OF FINSBURY/ IN THE NAME OF GOD THE MOST HIGH/ AND TO ENSHRINE IN PERPETUAL/ LOVE AND REVERENCE THE GLORIOUS/ MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS/ BOROUGH WHO IN DEATH MADE THE/ SUPREME SACRIFICE FOR THEIR KING/ THEIR COUNTRY AND THEIR KINDRED/ IN THE GREAT EUROPEAN WAR OF/ 1914-1918/ THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED/ BY GRATEFUL FELLOW CITIZENS IN/ WHOSE HEART THE RECORD OF THEIR/ COMRADES' HARDSHIPS AND ACHIEVEMENTS/ IN THE CAUSE OF INTERNATIONAL/ HUMANITY, FREEDOM AND JUSTICE/ WILL REMAIN FOR EVER/ INEFFACEABLE AND IMPERISHABLE/ "THROUGH TRIAL TO TRIUMPH" (6 o'clock face base plaque): IN MEMORY/ OF THOSE WHO FELL/ IN WORLD WAR 2/ 1939 - 1945 (9 o'clock face): FINSBURY RIFLES ATTACKING GAZA/ TUESDAY 17 APRIL 1917/ 11TH LONDON REGIMENT/ (THE FINSBURY RIFLES)/ BATTLE FRONTS/ GALLIPOLI - EGYPT - PALESTINE/ SYRIA - FRANCE - BELGIUM (9 o'clock face, lower step): 11TH LONDON REGIMENT (FINSBURY RIFLES)/ BATTLE FRONTS/ GALLIPOLI EGYPT PALESTINE/ SYRIA FRANCE BELGIUM (12o'clock face ): THESE ARE THEY/ THAT WENT DOWN/ TO THE SEA IN SHIPS/ AND DID BUSINESS/ IN GREAT WATERS/ THEY HAVE SEEN/ THE WORKS OF THE LORD/ AND HIS WONDERS/ UPON THE DEEP/ AND HAVE REACHED/ THEIR DESIRED HAVEN/ NAVAL ATTACK ON ZEEBRUGGE/ ST GEORGE'S DAY/ TUESDAY 23 APRIL 1918 (3 o'clock face): IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO SERVED AND DIED/ IN THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS 1914 - 1918/ HONOURABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY/ BATTLE FRONTS/ EGYPT - PALESTINE - ITALY/ FRANCE - BELGIUM - ADEN - SYRIA/ IN MEMORY OF THOSE MEMBERS OF/ THE HONOURABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY WHO LOST THEIR/ LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • 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
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 2900 mm, height 3600 mm, width 2900 mm
    Materials: Granite - Cornish
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: height 3300 mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Relief
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • 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
History
Two out of three relief panels sadly stolen (Boorman 1988)
Costs

Memorial: £3000 0S 0D

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
London Borough of Isligton
Reference
  • At the going down of the sun: British first world war memorials by Boorman, Derek Source: Image Library NIWM Published: Sessions 1988 York
  • London'S Open Air Statuary by Gleichen 193 Source: Image Library Published:Longsman's, Green & Co 1928 London
  • CGK29

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