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JUNCTION OF SPARROWS HERNE AND SCHOOL LANE
BUSHEY
HERTFORDSHIRE
England
 
Type: Composite
OS Map Ref: TQ 130 950

Inscription

TO THE/ HONOURED/ MEMORY OF/ MEN WHO WENT FORTH FROM THIS/ PLACE AND FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ (NAMES) ALSO THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR OF 1939-1945/ (NAMES)/ TRANQUIL YOU LIE, YOUR KNIGHTLY VIRTUE PROVED/ YOUR MEMORY HALLOWED IN THE LAND YOU LOVED.

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
PLINTH STONE - PORTLAND C 13 FT     Unknown
FIGURE STONE - PORTLAND C 8 FT     Unknown

Physical Description

SCULPTED FIGURE OF WOMAN IN MOURNING WITH HEAD BOWED AND SUPPORTED BY LEFT HAND. LAUREL WREATH IN RIGHT HAND. FIGURE CLOTHED IN LOOSE ROBES AND SANDALS. FIGURE STANDS ON PLINTH IN FRONT OF CENOTAPH. "1914" AND "1918" IN RELIEF EITHER SIDE OF FIGURE. INSCRIPTION ON OPPOSITE SIDE OF CENOTAPH TO FIGURE.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

War First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 157
Served & Returned 0
Died 157
Is this an exact count? Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered? Not known
What information is listed on the memorial? surname
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial? Yes
War Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 83
Served & Returned 0
Died 83
Is this an exact count? Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered? Not known
What information is listed on the memorial? surname
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial? Yes

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read? No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

Maintenance History:

Ceremonies

Date: 17TH MARCH 1922
RolePerformed By
Unveiled FM The Earl of Cavan

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type: None
Did this include a trust or scholarship? No
Did this include a roll of honour? NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site: £2500
Cost of Memorial: Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
SIR WILLIAM REID DICK Sculptor

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

THE SAME FIGURE WAS USED FOR A PRIVATE MEMORIAL ON THE WESTERN FRONT TO LT. H.G.E. HILL-TREVOR 1ST BN SCOTS GUARDS, KIA 21 DECEMBER 1914. MEMORIAL LOCATED IN GIVENCHY-DE-LA-BASSEE. SEE "PRIVATE MEMORIALS OF THE GREAT WAR ON THE WESTERN FRONT" BY BARRIE THORPE (PUB. BY WESTERN FRONT ASSOCIATION 1999).

Comments:  
Photographs: 5
Other Documents: None
Form / Letter: F
Negatives: No
Drawings / Plans: No
Minutes: No
Press Cuttings: 3
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS BOORMAN, DEREK 1988    
The Times     9 March 1922  
Harrow Gazette   1855-1921 13 Feb.1920  
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