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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Beverley
Town
Beverley
County
Humberside
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS J PEERS AND SONS, MESSRS GREENWOOD AND SONS LTD, MR VINCENT HILL ARCA, Richard Henry Whiteing FSA (by 1952-53) LRIBA 1931, MR G WHITEHEAD
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 18th September 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34641
Current location

Located on Hengate and to the rear of St Mary's Church.
MEMORIAL GARDENS
Hengate
Beverley
Beverley
Humberside
England

OS Grid Ref: TA 03189 39837
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
THREE-STEPPED OCTAGONAL BASE SURMOUNTED BY SQUARE PLINTH, AND TAPERING OBELISK. FIGURES REST ON THE TOP OF THE PLINTH AND INSCRIPTION ON THE SIDES. WW2 MEMORIAL PLACED NEAR -BY. IT IS FORMED BY A RECTANGULAR BLOCK OF STONE WITH INSCRIPTION CARVED ON ONE SIDE AND THE NAMES IN RELIEF ON A METAL PLAQUE ON THE TOP SEATED FIGURES WITH SYMBOLISE THE ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE AND MEDICAL SERVICES ON THE WW1 MEMORIAL. ON THEIR LAPS THEY HOLD A SYMBOL OF THE SERVICE. THESE ARE, RESPECTIVELY, A TANK, A BOAT, AN AEROPLANE AND THE STAFF OF ESCULAPIUS. A LATIN CROSS IS AT THE TOP OF THE COLUMN. WREATH IN RELIEF AT THE TOP CORNERS OF THE WW2 PLAQUE
Inscription
WW1 MEMORIAL, SIDE ONE: TO THE MEMORY OF/ THE BEVERLEY MEN/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WARS/ 1914 - 1918/ 1939 - 1945 THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE WW1 MEMORIAL, SIDE TWO: THEY WENT WITH SONGS TO THE/ BATTLE THEY WERE YOUNG/ STRAIGHT OF LIMB TRUE LIFE/ STEADY AND AGLOW;/ THEY WERE STRIVING TO THE END/ AGAINST ODDS UNCOUNTED/ THEY FELL WITH THEIR FACES/ TO THE FOE. WW1 MEMORIAL, SIDE THREE: THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD AS/ WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD/ AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM,/ NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN/ AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN/ AND IN THE MORNING/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM. WW1 MEMORIAL, SIDES FOUR: (NAMES) WW2 MEMORIAL, SIDE: REMEMBER THOSE WHO FELL/ IN DEFENCE THEIR KING AND COUNTRY/ 1939 - 1945 WW2 MEMORIAL: TOP: PRO PATRIA/ 1939 1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Addy, T
Adkin, H
Agerskow, E
Akrill, Pg
Anderson, W
Andrews, A C
Ashbridge, P
Ashby, D J
Ashby, M
Atkinson, Jw
See details for all 536 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 452
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 452
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 128
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 128
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze, Stone - Portland
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: £2,700
Memorial: FREE

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • YORKSHIRE HEROES VOL. II HISTORIC EAST RIDING TOWN OF BEVERLEY by MANN, MALCOLM K 1-21 Source: Image Library NIWM
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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