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
PLINTH STONE - PORTLAND       Good
FIGURE BRONZE       Good
MEMORIAL Stone C 8000MM C 7000MM C 7000MM Good

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

War First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 229
Served & Returned 0
Died 229
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
War Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 108
Served & Returned 0
Died 108
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
Unveiled MAJ 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 SMITH Mason
Louis Frederick Roslyn Sculptor

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

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