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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other memorial
District
Woking
Town
Woking
County
Surrey
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
T H Winney A.R.I.B.A, Ashby and Horner
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 1915
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
53989
Current location

South east corner of the Common
Horsell Common
Monument Road
Woking
Woking
Surrey
GU21 5TB
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 01597 60009
Denomination: Muslim

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Description
Former burial ground consisting of area 36m by 30m enclosed by brick wall c2.4m high. Entrance is to the west, by a chattri, a red brick square pavilion with Islamic ogee profile arch at centre and a domed roof, 6m tall.
Inscription
MOSLEM CEMETERY/ THIS ENCLOSURE WAS BUILT IN/ 1915 AS A BURIAL GROUND FOR/ INDIAN SOLDIERS WHO LOST/ THEIR LIVES IN SERVICE TO/ THIS COUNTRY DURING THE/ GREAT WAR. THE GRAVES HAVE/ BEEN REMOVED BUT THE WALLS/ REMAIN AS A REMINDER OF THAT/ SACRIFICE AND ITS ASSOCIATION/ WITH THE EASTERN WORLD./ THE HORSELL COMMON/ PRESERVATION SOCIETY/ HOPE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR/ THE COMPLETE RESTORATION/ OF THIS HISTORIC RELIC./ Please do not destroy it./ The Secretary/ Horsell Common Preservation Society/ STATUTORY LISTED HISTORIC BUILDING
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Pavilion
    Measurements: height 6m
    Materials: Brick, Stone
  • Wall
    Measurements: height 2.4m
    Materials: Brick
Listing information
  • Muslim Burial Ground
  • 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
Aug. 2013. Prayer ceremony to mark the start of renovation works. 6 January 1984: Grade II Listed 1968: Burials removed to Military Cemetery at Brookwood
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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