War Memorials :: Shared Description

Many war memorials appeared in British towns and cities after the South African War of 1899-1902 (known popularly as the Boer War), but most were constructed after the First World War, known to contemporaries as the Great War (1914-19). These were updated after the Second World War (1939-45), usually by adding a plaque with the names of those killed in that conflict. Almost every town and village in Britain has a memorial erected after the Great War, the commonest types taking the form of a cross, an obelisk or a statue of a soldier. Some occupy a prominent public space; others stand in the local cemetery or can be found inside the local church. Memorials usually commemorate the inhabitants of a particular locality, the former pupils of a school, or the members of a military unit or branch of the armed forces. Other memorials, often bronze plaques placed indoors, commemorate the employees of a private company or public institution.
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SH7400 : War Memorial, Machynlleth by Jaggery
SZ5076 : St John the Baptist, Niton: war memorial by Basher Eyre
SP9034 : War Memorial, Bow Brickhill by Basher Eyre
TQ5909 : Hailsham War Memorial, Market Square by PAUL FARMER
SU5706 : Name after name after name (1) by Basher Eyre
SZ3589 : War memorial in The Square by Basher Eyre
SU8605 : St Paul's, Chichester- war memorial by Basher Eyre
SU7844 : St. Mary, Bentley: 1914-19 war memorial by Basher Eyre
SU1826 : Saint Mary, Alderbury: 1939/45 war memorial by Basher Eyre
SO5682 : 1939-1945 war memorial within St Milburgh, Stoke St Milborough by Basher Eyre
SX2553 : Grade II listed Looe War Memorial by Jaggery
ST3188 : North side of the Cenotaph, Clarence Place, Newport by Jaggery
SU7451 : Odiham- servicemen's war memorial by Basher Eyre
TQ3615 : East Chiltington- poppies on the war memorial by Basher Eyre
ST7706 : Woolland Church- war memorial by Basher Eyre
SU9608 : War Memorial as seen from Church Hill by Basher Eyre
ST4224 : War Memorial at Muchelney by PAUL FARMER
SU6958 : St Mary, Hartley Wespall: war memorial (1914-19) by Basher Eyre
SP0202 : Cirencester War Memorial, Market Place, Cirencester by Jaggery
SS9398 : Treherbert and District War Memorial by Jaggery
TQ1108 : St John the Baptist, Findon: war memorial (2nd World War) by Basher Eyre
SO2508 : Blaenavon Workmen's Hall and War Memorial by Jaggery
ST1597 : Pengam & Fleur-de-Lis War Memorial    by Jaggery
SO7192 : Looking from the B4373 up to the War Memorial by Basher Eyre
NT9065 : Coldingham Great War memorial by kim traynor

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Created: Sat, 20 Jul 2013, Updated: Sat, 28 Sep 2013

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