United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

Brightlingsea

Our Ref: 2091

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Address

GARDEN
VICTORIA PLACE
BRIGHTLINGSEA
ESSEX
England
 
Type:Cenotaph
OS Map Ref:TM 080 170

Inscription

(3 and 9 o'clock faces): (NAMES)
(At the top - 6 o'clock face): IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE (-12 o'clock face): THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
(At bottom of 6 and 12 o'clock faces): 1914 - 1918
(On bronze reliefs - 6 o'clock face):- DUTY AND LOVE OF FREEDOM (- 12 o'clock face): SELF-SACRIFICE FOR HONOUR
(Small plaques 12 o'clock face): 1939 - 1945 / (NAMES)/ NAMES

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
CenotaphGRANITE   Good
RELIEFBRONZE   Good

Physical Description

CENOTAPH WITH RECTANGULAR SCULPTURES RELIEF PANELS ON THE 6 AND 12 O'CLOCK FACES. NAMES ON BRONZE PLAQUES ON THE 3 AND 9 O'CLOCK FACES. WHOLE STANDS ON A STEP BASE AND IS SET WITHIN A PAVED AREA WHICH IS APPROACHED BY PATHS FORMING A GENEVA CROSS

RELIEF ON THE 6 O'CLOCK FACE IS OF THREE SAILORS AND THE RELIEF ON THE 12 O'CLOCK FACE IS OF THREE HELMETED SOLDIERS. NAME PLAQUES ARE TOPPED BY A LAUREL WREATH

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarSecond World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial:0
Served & Returned0
Died23
Is this an exact count?Not known
How are the names ordered?surname
What information is listed on the memorial? surname
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No
WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:0
Served & Returned0
Died108
Is this an exact count?Not known
How are the names ordered?surname
What information is listed on the memorial? surname
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No

Maintenance

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

Maintenance History:

Ceremonies

Date:12 MAY 1993
RolePerformed By
Re-Dedicated Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Date:20 OCTOBER 1921
RolePerformed By
UnveilingBRIGADIER GENERAL F W TOWSEY

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type: Public
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:£5/600
Cost of Memorial:FREE
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
Captain Richard Reginald GouldenSculptor

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Comments:CAPTAIN GOULDEN, THE SCULPTOR SERVED IN BRIGHTLINGSEA WITH THE ROYAL ENGINEERS DURING THE WAR REF: 'WE WILL REMEMBER THEM' (1998) ALFRED WAKELING
Photographs:5
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:L
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Publications:1