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Memorial details

Memorial type
Roll of honour or book of remembrance
District
Colchester
Town
Colchester
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12th October 1923
    Attended by: MAYOR OF COLCHESTER
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
45604
Current location

TOWN HALL
High St
Colchester
Colchester
Essex
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 995 254
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
ELABORATE FRAMED ROLL IN THE FORM OF A CENTRAL PANEL WITH PROTRUDING WINGS FOR THE FIRST WORLD WAR, ALMOST IN THE FORM OF TRYPTYCH. EXTRA WINGS HAVE BEEN ADDED, FLAT AGAINST THE WALL ON EACH SIDE, FOR THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Inscription
THE ROLL OF HONOUR OF THE/ MEN OF COLCHESTER WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)/ THE ROLL OF HONOUR/ OF MEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN/ OF COLCHESTER/ WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN/ THE WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, Charles
Abbott, Claude
Ablitt, George W
Ablitt, Harry E
Ablitt, Harry E
Ablitt, Henry E
Ablitt, Walter
Ablitt, Wm George
Adams, Harry
Adams, Irwin Robert
See details for all 1241 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1203
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1203
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 239
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 239
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: height 1980MM, width 1420MM
    Materials: Parchment
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: height 1014MM
    Materials: Parchment
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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