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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TM4269 : All Saints, Darsham- war memorial by Basher Eyre
SP9124 : Linslade War Memorial Gardens (e) by Basher Eyre
SO5417 : War Memorial wreaths, Whitchurch, Herefordshire by Jaggery
SN7203 : Pontardawe War Memorial by Jaggery
SX9472 : Teignmouth War Memorial by Jaggery
SP2263 : Holy Trinity, Norton Lindsey: war memorial by Basher Eyre
SP9124 : Looking from Mentmore Road towards the war memorial by Basher Eyre
ST6108 : St. Andrew, Leigh: 1914-18 war memorial by Basher Eyre
SO2914 : No Entry signs, Frogmore Street, Abergavenny by Jaggery
SU3927 : St John, Farley Chamberlayne: war memorial in the porch by Basher Eyre
SU9949 : St Mary, Guildford: 1914-18 war memorial by Basher Eyre
SS8591 : Maesteg War Memorial by Jaggery
SO8700 : War Memorial and Crown Inn, Minchinhampton by Jaggery
SU8821 : Midhurst's war memorial in South Street by Basher Eyre
SU5953 : St Lawrence, Wootton St Lawrence- war memorial boards by Basher Eyre
SU1408 : St Mary, Ellingham: war memorial by Basher Eyre
SP2512 : War Memorial in Fulbrook, West Oxfordshire by Jaggery
NT5247 : Lauder War Memorial by kim traynor
TQ3180 : Looking towards the war memorial at St John, Waterloo by Basher Eyre
TQ3380 : Statue at the base of the War  Memorial on Tower Hill by Basher Eyre
SU5501 : Inscription on Lee War Memorial by Basher Eyre
SP4335 : War memorial on the east wall of St Mary's, Bloxham by Basher Eyre
SY6685 : St Laurence, Upwey: 1939-45 war memorial by Basher Eyre
ST4071 : Clevedon War Memorial by Basher Eyre
TQ7911 : St John the Evangelist, Hollington: war memorials by Basher Eyre

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

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