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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
North Hertfordshire
Town
Royston
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), VC or GC Recipients
Maker
MR P MORLEY HORDER (Architect)
MESSRS W WHITEHEAD AND SONS (Mason)
Benjamin Clemens (Sculptor)
MESSRS JACKLIN AND CO (Builder)
W B Fagan FRBS (Founder / Foundry)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 26 March1922
    Attended by: LT COL E C M PHILLIPS DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 26 March1922
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
62
Current location

16
St John the Baptist Church
Melbourn Street
Royston
North Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
SG8 7BX
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 35787 40709
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
SCULPTURED CAST GROUP PLACED IN THE CENTRE OF THE MEMORIAL AND FLANKED BY A TALL FLINT AND BRICK WALL. NAMES ON WHITE STONE TABLETS FLANKING THE SCULPTURED GROUP. SCULTURED GROUP IS FORMED BY A TYPICAL TOMMY ACCOMPANIED BY THE SHADES OF ROYSTON ANCESTORS WHO HAVE DONE THEIR BIT ON THE BATTLEFIELD AND ELSEWHERE. THE ANCESTORS ARE IN WHITE STONE AND THE TOMMY IN BRONZE. FIGURES ARE, LEFT TO RIGHT, BOWMAN OF AGINCOURT, MEDIEVAL KNIGHT IN ARMOUR. STANDING AT THE CENTRE OF THEM IS THE FAMOUS ELIZABETHAN ROYSTON SCHOLAR, THOMAS CARTWRIGHT. ON HIS LEFT IS A STURDY AND SERIOUS MINDED IRONSIDE WHO CAMPED AT THRIPLOW HEATH, A SOLDIER OF GEORGE II AND FINALLY A SOLDIER FROM NAPOLEONIC TIMES. ROYSTON CROW STANDS IN THE FOREGROUND NEXT TO THE TOMMY
Inscription
CENTRE: 1914 IN PROUD MEMORY 1918/ 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)/ THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF/ ROYSTON/ WHO AT THE CALL OF DUTY LEFT ALL THAT WAS/ DEAR TO THEM TO FIGHT FOR KING AND COUNTRY/ THEY ENDURED HARDSHIP FACED DANGER SUFFERED/ PAIN AND BY THE SACRIFICE OF THEIR LIVES/ BROUGHT VICTORY PEACE AND FREEDOM TO THIER/ NATIVE LAND/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS LEFT AND RIGHT HAND TABLETS: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ackroyd, H
Anderson, C
Anderson, W F
Andrews, S G
Ayres, T H
Baker, F E
Barlow, W
Barnard, C A J
Beale, A
Biffen, F
See details for all 116 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 116
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 116
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 25
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 25
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Architectural details
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone, Bronze
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL
  • 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
2 August 2001 Grade II listed. 2004: Repairs to the memorial were carried out in May following the award of an English Heritage War Memorial Grant. Other local groups contributed to the cost Memorials is Grade II listed
Costs

Site: Free: land donated by Lord Knutsford and Mr D A Bevan
Comments: By 10 March 1920 £1157 16s. 10d. had been collected.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
ROYSTON TOWN COUNCIL (10 April 1922)
Reference
  • Other website tinyurl.co.uk/3wjb
  • Herts and Cambs Reporter 31 March 1922
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • The Royston War Memorial by Plowman, D 3-13. inc., 53-54 Published:Royston & District Local History Society 2006 Full booklet gives potted biographies of the fallen of both wars, many with photographs.

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