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Memorial details

Memorial type
Wall
District
Basildon
Town
Wickford
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 19 July 1922
    Attended by: Lord Lambourne, the Lord Lieutenant of Essex
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4 November 2011
    Attended by: Lord Petre, Lord Lieutenant of Essex
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
69750
Current location

In memorial park
Runwell Memorial Park
The Main Gate
Wickford
Basildon
Essex
SS11 8LN
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 75936 94176
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Runwell Memorial Park
    The Main Gate
    Wickford
    Basildon
    Essex
    SS11 8LN
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 75945 94185
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Wickford War Memorial Nurses Home
    Southend Road
    Wickford
    Basildon
    Essex
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
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Description
A stone memorial wall with three tiers down either side and three stone steps at the base. On the central wall three marble tablets are mounted with a dedication in black lettering to those who fought in the First and Second World Wars and subsequent conflicts. On the first tier to the left and right of the marble tablets additional dedications have been included in black lettering- both for WW1 and WW2. The monument sits on a bricked platform, with three stone benches and hedging down the edges. There is a flag pole on the wall from which the Union Flag is perpetually flown. There are also two interpretation boards -one generally about the memorial, the other about the former Nurses Home
Inscription
Nurses Home Tablet- THIS NURSES HOME/WAS PURCHASED AND FURNISHED BY/THE INHABITANTS OF WICKFORD/AS A MEMORIAL TO THE LOCAL MEN/WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES IN THE/GREAT WAR 1914-1918/"TO LIVE IN HEARTS WE LEAVE/BEHIND IS NOT TO DIE"/OPENED BY/COL. THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LORD LAMBOURNE C.V.O./LORD LIEUTENANT OF ESSEX/JULY 19TH 1922 WW1 Names Tablet-ERECTED/TO THE HONOURED MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING/LOCAL MEN WHO FOUGHT AND DIED IN THE/GREAT WAR 1914-1918/AND ALSO AS A TOKEN OF GRATITUDE/TO ALL WHO SERVED IN THE SAME JUST CAISE./[names in 2 columns]/BUILT WITH THEIR LIVES AND DIED THAT LIFE MIGHT LIVE WW2 Names Tablet- In Memory Of/These Citizens Of Wickford Who Died In The Second World War/1939-1945/[names in 4 columns]/Their Sacrifice Gave Us Our Freedom On the wall: 1939-1945/[names] On the wall: 19145-1919/[names in 2 columns]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alen, A H
Alexander, A W
Anderson, R H
Andrews, A A
Baines, J
Ball, W
Bartlett, R J
Bass, A
Beatwell, A G
Beatwell, E
See details for all 138 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 72
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 29
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, regiment, decorations
    Order of information: rank THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 55
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 55
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, decorations
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
Components
  • Flagpole
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
  • Building
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Concrete
  • Seat
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Hedge
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Plant Material
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Basildon Borough Council and the Royal British Legion
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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