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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Woodspring
Town
Weston Super Mare
County
Avon
Country
England
Commemoration
Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998), Korean War (1950-1953), Egypt and the Suez Crisis (1951-1956), Second World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Edward Alfred Brisco Drury RA (Unknown)
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: C 1946
    Attended by:
  • Rededicated
    Date: C 2000
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3142
Current location

Grove Park
Off High St
Weston Super Mare
Woodspring
Avon
BS23 2AE
England

OS Grid Ref: ST3186061978
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Octagonal plinth and pedestal surmounted by winged victory standing on an orb with her arms outstretched. She holds a small olive branch in her right hand. Dedicatory plaques placed on the sides of the pedestal. A short distance directly behind the memorial is a wall in three sections with the names of those killed in WW2 placed on bronze plaques. An enamelled crest of Weston Super Mare has been placed in between the dates. Two additional sections have been placed either side of it to extend the space and add additional names.
Inscription
Front face, upper plaque: THESE DIED/ THAT WE MIGHT LIVE/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/AND IN MEMORY OF THE/ MEN OF WESTON SUPER MARE/ UPHILL AND KEWSTOKE WHO/ FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ (Names)/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE Front face, lower plaque: REDEDICATED / TO THE HONOURED MEMORY OF/ ALL THOSE OF THE/BOROUGH OF WESTON SUPER MARE/ WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR/ 1939-1945 Other faces: (WW1 Names) Main Wall: 1939 1945/ CIVILIANS H.M. FORCES CIVILIANS / (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abrey, E A
Addicott, B H
Addicott, L H
Addicott, P G
Addicott, W
Addis, F
Aldridge, E
Andow, E W R
Athay, A
Austin, P E
See details for all 386 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 402
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 402
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, Regiment
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 196
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 190
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, regiment, decorations
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 113
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 113
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Surname
  • Egypt and the Suez Crisis (1951-1956)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, year of death, 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, year of death, Regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, year of death, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Grove Park 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
2010: Attempts are being made to replace the WW2 plaques. Date unknown: WW2 plaques stolen Date unknown: Two additional plaques listing 21 more WW1 casualties were added to the memorial
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection 165/E/15

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