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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Reading
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
Maker
ERIC STANFORD (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 5 May 1990
    Attended by: MAYOR OF READING
  • Rededicated
    Date: 10 May 2015
    Attended by: The Mayor of Reading and the sculptor, Eric Stanford, and a broad party of supporters.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
7813
Current location

The Forbury Gardens
Eastside,
Reading
Reading
Berkshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 71963 73609
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • THE CIVIC CENTRE
    Reading
    Reading
    Berkshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SU 710 730
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
MOTHER AND DEAD CHILD - SYMBOLIC OF PEOPLE OF SPAIN MOURNING DEAD REPUBLIC. ALSO THREE SOLDIERS ON REVERSE
Inscription
DIED FOR LIBERTY/ (names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ball, William
Francis, Archibald
Middleton, George
See details for all 3 names
Commemorations
  • Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 7
    Died: 3
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: year died,place of death,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height 5FT
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
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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