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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Reading
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
Maker
SIR EDWIN LUTYENS, Eric R Broadbent, MESSRS G E WALLIS AND SONS LTD
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13 September 1921
    Attended by: MAJOR-GENERAL E T DICKSON
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27 July 1947
    Attended by: GEN SIR MILES DEMPSEY GBE, KC, DSO, MC.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
55194
Current location

Brock Barracks
Oxford Road
Reading
Reading
Berkshire
RG30 1HW
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 69268 73725
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cenotaph with two carved and painted flags on the east and west faces. These are the regimental and King's Colours for the regiment. A sealed niche on the North Side holds a Roll of Honour. Also a Regimental Casket in the niche, after which it was sealed
Inscription
NORTH FACE: MCMXIV/ MCMXVIII/ TO THE/ MEMORY OF/ OFFICERS AND MEN/ TO THE ROYAL BERKSHIRE/ REGIMENT. SOUTH FACE: THIS MEMORIAL/ WAS ERECTED BY/ PAST AND PRESENT OFFICERS/ AND MEN OF/ THE ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGIMENT AND/ THEIR RELATIVES/ IN MEMORY OF/ THE 353 OFFICERS AND/ 6375 OTHER RANKS OF/ THE REGIMENT WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ REDEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF/ THE 93 OFFICERS AND/ 974 OTHER RANKS OF/ THE REGIMENT/ WHO FELL IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    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: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: depth 5400mm, height 5325mm, width 5100mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • The Royal Berkshire Regiment Cenotaph
  • 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

Comments: Originally estimated £2,500 required, but with increase of prices after the war, over £3,000 needed. Further subscription were made and only an additional £70 required to meet the cost
Memorial: £3,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • The History of the Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) 1920-1947 by Blight, Brig Gordon 478-480 Published:Staples Press Ltd 1953 London, pp.423-451.
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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