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Memorial details

Memorial type
Clock or clock tower
District
Reading
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Afghanistan (2001-2014)
Maker
MESSRS GILLETT & JOHNSTON, MR HERBERT MARYON, MESSRS BRINJES AND GOODWIN
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 01st June 1924
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
41427
Current location

University Grounds
Reading University
London Rd
Reading
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 5EY
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 72279 72897
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Large free standing brick clock tower with open undercroft containing wall mounted plaques. Figure of veiled seated woman in attitude of sorrow at top of WW1 plaque. College Arms at bottom center. Four paneled WWI plaque. The WWII roll of honour plaque faces (adjacent) the WWI plaque inside the clock tower walls at the base. The two plaques added beneath the roll of honour WWII remember two Afghanistan soldiers.
Inscription
WW1 Plaque: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HONOURED REMEMBRANCE OF THE(...) COLLEGE WHO (...) IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 (Names) WW2 Plaque: 1939 - 1945/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN HONOUR OF THE MEMBERS/ OF THIS UNIVERSITY WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR/ (Names) On each Clock Face: 1914 1918 Afghanistan plaques: IN HONOUR OF/ RUPERT MICHAEL THORNELOE/ AFGHANISTAN 2009 IN HONOUR OF/ OLIVER THOMAS/ AFGHANISTAN 2014
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aldersey, Hugh
Alexander, Christopher James
Alexander, Frank
Atkinson, William E G
Ayres, William Arthur
Bargh, George
Bartlett, William Bertram
Baseden, Eric
Beard, Leslie Ernest John
Berry, William Herbert Stuart
See details for all 141 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 141
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 141
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,place of death,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 71
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 71
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,place of death,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Afghanistan (2001-2014)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Full name, the war of which they fought and the year of their deaths
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: depth 50MM, height 9800MM, width 1020MM
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 100MM, height 1730MM, width 2200MM
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • UNIVERSITY OF READING 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
Costs

Site: £5000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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