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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
Wirral
Town
Wallasey
County
Merseyside
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Non-Combat Deaths
Maker
MR WILLIAM BIRNIE RHIND RSA (Sculptor)
MESSRS WILLIAM THORNTON AND SONS LTD (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 26 January 1921
    Attended by: EARL (17TH) OF DERBY
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
62621
Current location

Overlooking the River Mersey
Magazines Promenade
Wallasey
Wirral
Merseyside
CH45 1HP
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 31443 93331
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Large carved square pedestal with carved laurel leaf band and triglyph band to the bottom, and a carved egg and dart band to the top, which is set below a cornice. The pedestal is set upon a stepped, circular plinth and surmounted by carved figures of a standing British soldier holding a rifle, a kneeling British sailor holding an anti-aircraft round and a seated Colonial soldier with a pistol. The curved east face of the pedestal depicts a carving of the Wallasey coat of arms above the dedicatory inscription. The memorial contains a casket inside which holds a Book of Remembrance recording the names of 848 men lost during WW1. The entire memorial is enclosed by eight low, circular Portland stone pillars connected by chains, which ar in turn enclosed by a later set of black and gilded railings set in a square arrangement.
Inscription
East face: 1914/1919/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN HONOUR OF THE BRAVE MEN OF THIS BOROUGH/ WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT/ WAR AND TO THE LOVING/ MEMORY OF THOSE WHO/ MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE. South and North faces: 1939-1945/ IN HONOUR OF/ THE MEN AND/ WOMEN WHO/ SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES/ IN THE SECOND/ WORLD WAR and AND OF/ THE MEN AND/ WOMEN WHO/ SERVED IN CIVIL/ DEFENCE AND/ THE AUXILIARY/ FORCES 1939-1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 848
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 848
    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: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
  • NEW BRIGHTON 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
A gun has fallen off the end of the main soldier's rifle, hopefully the Council will restore it.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

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