Memorial details

Memorial type
Park / Sports field
Mid Sussex
East Grinstead
West Sussex
Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
  • Presented
    Date: 1945
    Attended by: Alfred WAGG
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1950
    Attended by: Garden & memorial
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Current location

East Court
College Lane
East Grinstead
Mid Sussex
West Sussex
RH19 3LT

OS Grid Ref: TQ 39892 38514
Denomination: Undefined

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A 48.6 hectare park presented as a war memorial in 1945 with a small Garden of Remembrance created in 1950. The war memorial in the garden is a rectangular wall with an opening containing a cross in the centre and a badge beneath. A plaque is at each side of the cross with the names. A round brick pier stands each end of the structure.
Dedication plaque attached to wall of East Court: Remember/ ALFRED RALPH WAGG CBE/ Who gave the grounds of the East Court Estate/ and the garden of remembrance as a memorial/ to the men, women and chldren of/ East Grinstead who lost their lives/ in the 1939-1945 war. War memorial inscription: - Pediment: 1939 THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE 1945 - Left plaque: HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES/ (Names) - Right plaque: AIR RAID CASUALTIES/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 68
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 68
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 48
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 48
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Park
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Garden
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Wall
    Measurements: height 2000mm, width 4000mm
    Materials: Brick, Concrete
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: In 1949, East Grinstead War Memorial Limited was set up to own and manage the estate for the enjoyment by the townspeople.

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