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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Fenland
Town
Whittlesey
County
Cambridgeshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Korean War (1950-1953), Second World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR T W FORD OF WHITTESLEY (Manufacturer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25th February 1923
    Attended by: Brig-Gen W Strong CB CMG
  • Dedicated
    Date: 25th February 1923
    Attended by: Rev. A.E.T Newman
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3483
Current location

Junction of Queen Street and the Market Place Market Square
6
Queen Street
Whittlesey
Fenland
Cambridgeshire
PE7 1AY
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 27021 97070
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
St George in traditional pose with foot resting on a dragon and sword in hand mounted on a rectangular tappered plinth simbolically facing the way the fallen departed in Station Road.. The whole is mounted on a three stepped base enclosed by a wrought iron fence. The four faces or the plinth bear bronze escutcheons framed with a laurel wreath and bearing the names above a ribbon. A rectangular broze laurel leaf framed plaque commemorating the fallen of the Second World War is mounted at the base of the plinth Standards and regimental badges of the fallen are carved on three out of four faces of the plinth
Inscription
LEST WE FORGET/ (NAMES)/ 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)/ 1951/ (NAME)/ KILLED IN KOREA
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allen, W
Anker, A G
Anker, B J
Anker, E W
Anker, F
Anker, J
Anker, J
Anker, P J
Anthony, A
Argent, J W
See details for all 191 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 193
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 193
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 52
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 52
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Figure
    Measurements: depth 2800MM, height 4420MM, width 2800MM
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL AND ENCLOSURE FENCE
  • 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
2001: MEMORIAL DUE TO BE CLEANED DATE UNKNOWN: SOME EROSION TO STONE WORK AND BRONZE STAINING. refurbished by WMT 2003
Costs

Site: £750

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
FENLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL
Reference
  • The Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 7th March 2001 - pg.19 - "War memorial clean-up plan."
  • Cambridge Times - 2nd March 1923

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