United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

E R MOBBS DSO - ALLEGORY

Our Ref: 14949

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Address

MEMORIAL GARDEN
Abington Square
NORTHAMPTON
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
England
 
Type:Allegory (eg: Victory)
OS Map Ref:SP 750 610

Previous Locations

AddressDate MovedReason for Move
THE MARKET PLACE
NORTHAMPTON
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
England
1937RESITED IN THE GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE WHEN THE GARDEN WAS OPENED

Inscription

IN MEMORY OF/ EDGAR R MOBBS/ DSO/ (...)/ ERECTED BY SUBSCRIPTIONS/ OF ADMIRERS THE WORLD OVER/ TO THE MEMORY OF A/ GREAT AND GALLANT/ SOLDIER SPORTSMAN/ WHEN THE GREAT WAR BROKE OUT/ HE FOUNDED/ "MOBBS COMPANY"/ JOINED AS A PRIVATE AND ROSE/ TO COMMAND THE BATTALION/ TO WHICH IT BELONGED HE DID HIS DUTY/ EVEN UNTO DEATH

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
PILLARSTONE - PORTLAND   Good
FIGURESBRONZE   Good

Physical Description

ROBED FEMALE FIGURE REPRESENTING THE GODDESS OF FAME, HOLDING A WREATH IN HER LEFT HAND AND A STAFF RAISED IN HER RIGHT. STANDS ON A TAPERING PILLAR WHICH IN TURN RESTS ON A THREE STEPPED BASE. ON THE FRONT FACE OF THE PILLAR IS A BUST OF COL MOBBS WITH A WREATH BEHIND HIS HEAD.

ON THE FRONT IS A BUST OF LT COL MOBBS. ON THE LEFT SIDE IS A RELIEF PANEL DEPICTING A RUGBY MATCH, AND ON THE RIGHT A BATTLEFIELD SCENE

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:1
Served & Returned0
Died1
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial? surname, rank, year died, regiment, place of death, forename, additional, decorations
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?

Memorial received by the Mayor on behalf of the Borough at the unveiling.

Maintenance History:

Ceremonies

Date:July 1921
RolePerformed By
UnveiledLORD LILFORD
Dedicated Local Clergy/Dignitaries

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type: Private
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:Not known
Cost of Memorial:Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
Alfred TurnerDesigner

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

MOBBS IS ALSO COMMEMORATED BY AN ANNUAL RUGBY MATCH, THE MOBBS MEMORIAL MATCH, WHICH HAS BEEN PLAYED BETWEEN THE EAST MIDLANDS AND THE BARBARIANS (BINGLEY) EVERY YEAR SINCE 1921. BEFORE THE MATCH THERE IS A SHORT CEREMONY AND A WREATH IN ONE OF THE TEAMS' COLOURS IS LAID AT THE MEMORIAL.
D A Reid: 'Northampton Football Club The Saints 1880-1948' pp.7-8

Comments: 
Photographs:3
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:O
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Publications:2
Press Cuttings:1
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALSBOORMAN, DEREK198811 
Unidentified Newspaper/Magazine    
OrganisationIdWebsite
Our Blog http://ukniwm.wordpress.com/2008/08/09/olympians-at-war/
Our Blog http://ukniwm.wordpress.com/2007/09/11/rugby-unions-tribute-to-the-fallen/
Other website http://1914-1918. invasionzone.com
Other website http://tinyurl.com/5v2khsl
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