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War Memorials

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.
by kim traynor

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


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TQ0107 : A wet day by the war memorial by Basher Eyre
SO8312 : War Memorial Bench, Brookthorpe, Gloucestershire by Jaggery
SN7810 : Dedication on Ystradgynlais War Memorial by Jaggery
SU8755 : St Peter, Farnborough: 1914-19 war memorial  by Basher Eyre
SU4821 : Holy Trinity, Colden Common: war memorial (1914-1918) by Basher Eyre
ST2194 : Abercarn War Memorial by Jaggery
TQ0113 : War memorial within St John the Evangelist, Bury by Basher Eyre
ST9806 : St Mary, St Cuthberga and All Saints, Witchampton- Crimean War Memorial by Basher Eyre
ST1797 : Grade II listed Blackwood War Memorial by Jaggery
NT2771 : Turf Zone "Prestonfield" by Ian S
SO8005 : Stonehouse War Memorial by Jaggery
ST1797 : East side of Blackwood War Memorial by Jaggery
TQ4110 : Lewes War Memorial by PAUL FARMER
ST7492 : Kingswood War Memorial, Gloucestershire by Jaggery
ST6013 : St. Mary Magdalene, Thornford: 1939-45 war memorial by Basher Eyre
ST5956 : St Margaret's: war memorial window by Basher Eyre
NT2375 : Fettes College War Memorial by kim traynor
SJ3350 : Royal Welch Fusiliers War Memorial, Wrexham by Jaggery
SZ4895 : Gurnard, All Saints: war memorial by Basher Eyre
TM1377 : All Saints Stuston: 1914-1919 war memorial by Basher Eyre
SO1005 : War and Colliery Memorial, Fochriw by Jaggery
ST0666 : Rhoose War Memorial by Jaggery
SJ8847 : War memorial, Hanley by Jonathan Hutchins
ST5656 : St Mary, West Harptree: war memorial (1939-45) by Basher Eyre
SU5832 : War memorial outside St John the Baptist's by Basher Eyre

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