United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

Reigate and Redhill

Our Ref: 23704

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Address

Shaws Corner
London Rd
Redhill
SURREY
England
RH1 6BD
 
Type:Sculptured/Cast Group
OS Map Ref:TQ 270 502

Inscription

SIDE ONE: IN MEMORY OF/ MEN OF REIGATE/ AND REDHILL WHO/ FOUGHT AND GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919

SIDE TWO: COURAGE

SIDE THREE: HONOUR

SIDE FOUR: SELF-SACRIFICE

Plaque: THE BRONZE REPRESENTS THE TRIUMPHANT STRUGGLE OF MANKIND AGAINST THE DIFFICULTIES THAT BESET HIM IN THE PATH OF LIFE. SHIELDING AND BEARING THE CHILD, THE FIGURE HOLDS ALOFT THE SYMBOL OF SELF-SACRIFICE TO LIGHT THE WAY. THE FLAMING CROSS IS USED TO INDICATE THE SUFFERING ENDURED BY MEN IN THE WAR. FLAMES CONSUME THE FLESH. THE SPIRIT IS UNCONQUERABLE.

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
PLINTHStone   Unknown
FIGURESBRONZE   Unknown

Physical Description

BRONZE FIGURE OF A MAN CARRYING A CHILD IN ONE ARM, WHILST HOLDING ALOFT A FLAMING TORCH WITH THE OTHER. FIGURE IS SET ON SQUARE-SET STONE PLINTH WITH INSCRIPTION AT THE TOP.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:0
Served & Returned0
Died0
Is this an exact count?Not known
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial?None
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:05TH AUGUST 1923
RolePerformed By
UnveiledRT HON EARL BEATTY
Date:05TH AUGUST 1923
RolePerformed By
Dedicated Local Clergy/Dignitaries

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type: Public
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
Captain Richard Reginald GouldenSculptor

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Comments:PROG: UV PROGRAMME
Photographs:2
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:O
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Publications:1
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALSBOORMAN, DEREK1988