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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Penwith
Town
Penzance
County
Cornwall
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
SIR EDWARD WARREN FRIBA (Designer)
MESSRS W H SNELL & SONS (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14 May 1922
    Attended by: MRS BOLITHO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 14 May 1922
    Attended by: Bishop of Truro
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
9362
Current location

On the sea front
beside the Jubilee Pool
The Promenade
Penzance
Penwith
Cornwall
TR18 4EF
England

OS Grid Ref: SW 47672 29846
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Tall obelisk on square plinth and three-stepped base. The inscription on slate tablets are set into the sides of the plinth adorned with a wreath in relief. Cast iron railings enclose the paved area.
Inscription
North Side: FOR GOD/ PRO PATRIA South Side: FOR HONOUR/ REMEMBER/ IN HONOUR AND GRATITUDE/ THOSE BRAVE MEN OF PENZANCE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES TO/ THEIR COUNTRY'S CAUSE AND/ FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ OF 1914 - 1919 West Side: FOR KING/ (Names) East Side: FOR COUNTRY/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Acford, T
Adlam, J F
Ancell, F G
Arbery, F J
Bailey, H
Barker, R E
Batten, J M
Beckerleg, J
Berryman, L S
Bird, H G
See details for all 209 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 207
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 207
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,decorations
    Order of information: surname,decorations
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: depth C 5000MM, height C 11000MM, width C 5000MM
    Materials: Granite
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate
Listing information
  • BATTERY AND 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
APPEARS TO HAVE SUFFERED RATHER BADLY FROM ITS SEA FRONT LOCATION, JUDGING FROM THE PHOTO
Costs

Site: £680

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Penance War Memorial Unveiling Ceremony - IWM - K4110 - 26 (=423.7)136 [Penzance] Eph.C

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