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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

on the left wall of the entrance foyer
Colchester Town Hall
High Street
Colchester
Colchester
Essex
CO1 1SP
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 99575 25220
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Five panels of paper framed in brass and glazed , the names written in black in alphabetical order with a decorative initial letter at the commencement of each alphabetic section . The centre panel and two adjacent hinged panels form a triptych for the WW1 names , the two outer panels for WW2 are in a fixed position and have been added at a later date . At the centre top are the Arms of the Borough of Colchester in brass low relief , and below that the WW1 dedication in cast brass . On each side above the WW2 panels is a cast bronze circular wreath with the WW2 dates within the wreath. The WW2 dedication is written above each WW2 panel in gold .
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, Henry E
Ablitt, Walter
Ablitt, Wm George
Adams, Harry
Adams, Irwin Robert
Adams, Lena M
See details for all 1503 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1260
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1260
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: alphabetical by surname with frequent anomalies
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 240
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 240
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename or initials
    Order of information: surname with frequent anomalies
Components
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: height 1980MM, width 1420MM
    Materials: Paper
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: height 1014MM
    Materials: Paper
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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