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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SJ2977 : Neston War Memorial Cross by Jaggery
ST1082 : Pentyrch War Memorial by Jaggery
SH8479 : Grade II listed War Memorial, Colwyn Bay by Jaggery
ST2391 : Risca War Memorial by Jaggery
ST1268 : St Helen's RC War Memorial, Barry by Jaggery
SS9798 : Maerdy War Memorial by Jaggery
SO8103 : King's Stanley War Memorial by Jaggery
SY2490 : Seaton War Memorial by Jaggery
SO6005 : Bream Cenotaph and Jubilee Beacon by Jaggery
ST1797 : Junction of Pentwyn Road and Pentwyn Avenue, Blackwood by Jaggery
ST1794 : Wyllie War Memorial by Jaggery
SM9005 : Second World War Wellington Memorial in Milford Haven by Jaggery
SO4593 : Church Stretton War Memorial by Jaggery
SO2914 : Abergavenny War Memorial by Jaggery
SN7810 : Ystradgynlais War Memorial  by Jaggery
SU2902 : Pont Saint Martin War Memorial in Brockenhurst by Jaggery
NT2072 : Corstorphine War Memorial by kim traynor
SX9688 : East side of St Margaret's Church, Topsham by Jaggery
SO9419 : Leckhampton War Memorial, Cheltenham by Jaggery
SO1107 : Rhymney War Memorial by Jaggery
NT3266 : Dalkeith War Memorial, King's Park by kim traynor
NO2311 : Auchtermuchty War Memorial by kim traynor
NN3825 : Crianlarich War Memorial statue by kim traynor
NT3266 : Dalkeith War Memorial, King's Park by kim traynor
ST2391 : Risca War Memorial by Jaggery

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

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