United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
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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
PLINTHSTONE - PORTLANDC 13 FT  Unknown
FIGURESTONE - PORTLANDC 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

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:157
Served & Returned0
Died157
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
WarSecond World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial:83
Served & Returned0
Died83
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
UnveiledFM 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 DICKSculptor

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 MEMORIALSBOORMAN, DEREK1988  
The Times  9 March 1922 
Harrow Gazette 1855-192113 Feb.1920 
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