United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

Basingstoke

Our Ref: 2203

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Address

OUTSIDE COUNCIL OFFICES
LONDON RD
BASINGSTOKE
HAMPSHIRE
England
RG21 2AJ
 
Type:Allegory (eg: Victory)
OS Map Ref:SU 630 520

Inscription

IN MEMORIAM A.D. 1914-1918/ 1939-1945

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
PLINTHSTONE - PORTLAND   Good
FIGUREBRONZE   Good
MEMORIALStoneC 8000MMC 7000MMC 7000MMGood

Physical Description

BRONZE WINGED FIGURE OF VICTORY WITH OLIVE BRANCH IN RAISED LEFT HAND AND LAUREL WREATH IN RIGHT HAND. FIGURE SURMOUNTS BRONZE HALF-GLOBE WHICH IN TURN SURMOUNTS LARGE STONE PLINTH. PLINTH BEARS BRONZE PLAQUES ON THREE SIDES WITH NAMES OF WW1 FALLEN. FURTHER BRONZE PLAQUES AT BASE OF PLINTH BEAR NAMES OF WW2 FALLEN. WHOLE SET ON FOUR-STEPPED STONE BASE IN PAVED AREA.

CROSS CARVED INTO ONE SIDE OF PLINTH

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:229
Served & Returned0
Died229
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?Yes
WarSecond World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial:108
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?Yes

Maintenance

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

Maintenance History:

OCT 2001: CLEANED BY LOCAL COUNCIL IN TIME FOR REMEMBRANCE SERVICES.

Ceremonies

Date:24TH MAY 1923
RolePerformed By
UnveilingMAJ GEN J E B SEELY

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type:None
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:£2000
Cost of Memorial:Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
MR ARTHUR SMITHMason
Louis Frederick RoslynSculptor

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Comments: 
Photographs:1
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:F
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Publications:1
OrganisationIdWebsite
Carter Postcard Collection 
Carter Postcard Collection