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Memorial details

Memorial type
Shrine
District
Bournemouth
Town
Bournemouth
County
Dorset
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unknown
    Date: Circa 1920
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
53177
Current location

In Hall of Remembrance
Town Hall
At junction of Bourne Avenue and Braidley Road
Bournemouth
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH2 6DY
England

OS Grid Ref: SZ 08425 91431
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
BRONZE SHRINE WITH BOOKS OF REMEMBRANCE ORNATE SHRINE WITH PEDIMENTED TOP WHICH HAS AT ITS APEX THE TOWN COAT OF ARMS ABOVE A LAUREL WREATH CONTAINING A CROWN. A WHITE ENSIGN AND UNION FLAG FLANK THESE. BENEATH THIS IS THE WW1 INSCRIPTION. IN MAIN PART OF SHRINE, BEHIND GLASS DOOR, ARE THE BOOKS OF REMEMBRANCE TOPPED BY FLANDERS POPPIES. WW2 INSCRIPTION IS BENEATH THE BOOKS AT BOTTOM OF SHRINE. THERE IS A LIGHT ON WITHIN THE SHRINE.
Inscription
SHRINE TOP: TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THE MEN/ AND WOMEN OF THE COUNTY BOROUGH/ OF BOURNEMOUTH WHO MADE THE SUPREME/ SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918, AND/ WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED IN THIS BOOK. BOTTOM: IN HONOURED MEMORY/ OF THE MEN AND WOMEN/ OF THE COUNTY BOROUGH OF BOURNEMOUTH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE 1939-1945 WAR. BOOK: COUNTY BOROUGH OF BOURNEMOUTH/ WAR MEMORIAL/ BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE/ TOP THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN/ OF THE COUNTY BOROUGH OF BOURNEMOUTH/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE/ GREAT WAR, 1914-1918, AND THE SECOND/ WORLD WAR, 1939-1945/ COPY OF THE ENTRIES IN THE BOOKS OF/ REMEMBRANCE CONTAINED IN THE SHRINE/ ERECTED IN THE TOWN HALL IN CONNECTION/ WITH THE SAID MEMORIAL.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, A C
Adams, F J
Adams, J
Adlen, W C
Alder, W A
Aldridge, E
Alexander, F
Allbon, B C J
Allen, H B
Allen, H W A
See details for all 675 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1354
    Served and returned: 677
    Died: 677
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment
    Order of information: surname,rank,regiment
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1160
    Served and returned: 580
    Died: 580
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename,rank,regiment,year died
Components
  • Shrine
    Measurements: depth 40CM, height 120CM, width 60CM
    Materials: Bronze
  • Book
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Leather
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
COUNCIL

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