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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Bath
Town
Bath
County
Avon
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
Maker
MESSRS E CHANCELLOR & SONS, Sir Reginald Blomfield RA
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: September 2010
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Dedicated
    Date: 3 Nov 1927
    Attended by: Bishop of Bath and Wells
  • Unveiled
    Date: 3 Nov 1927
    Attended by: VISCOUNT ALLENBY GCB GC MG
  • Unveiled
    Date: 3 Nov 1927
    Attended by: Sir Reginald Blomfield RA
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
7275
Current location

Entrance to Victoria Park
Bath
Bath
Avon
BA1 2HY
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 74724 65097
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cross of sacrifice with curved wall behind bearing nine name panels City arms on pediment. Lions on railing pillars. Wreath on pillar at each end of wall.
Inscription
WITH THOSE WHO DIED IN THE CONFLICT OF 1914-1918 ARE HERE COMMEMORATED THE MEN AND WOMEN OF BATH SERVING IN HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES, CIVIL DEFENCE AND SPECIAL CONSTABULARY WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR FREEDOM IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945. THE NAMES OF OUR CITY'S GALLANT DEAD WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945 TOGETHER WITH THOSE CIVILIANS KILLED BY ENEMY ACTION ARE RECORDED IN BOOKS OF REMEMBRANCE AT BATH ABBEY CHURCH AND THE CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST, SOUTH PARADE. Plaque: THE NAMES OF OUR CITY'S GALLANT DEAD/ WHO, WHILE SERVING IN THE ARMED FORCES/ OF THE CROWN/, MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE SINCE 1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, Williams Ewart
Adams, John
Addenbrooke, John Komfrey
Aldous, Leonard
Allen, Alfred Edward
Allen, William Charles
Almond, G H H
Alway, G W
Andrews, Albert George
Andrews, Geoffrey Fleetwood
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1172
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1172
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 602
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 602
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
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
FWW NAME PLATES WERE TRANSFERRED FROM THE ROYAL MINERAL WATER HOSPITAL IN 1927. SWW NAME PLATES WERE ADDED IN 1995. Post-WW2 names added to memorial on separate plaque. 2010, September: Two lead planters were dedicated in memory of Harry Patch.
Costs

Site: £3000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
BATH CITY COUNCIL
Reference
  • AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK PP 144-145 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Bath Chronicle 4 Jan 1919; Nov 1927 BATH WEEKLY CHRONICLE,
  • Other website www.bathblitz.org

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