Basingstoke War Memorial

The War Memorial in Basingstoke is a beauty, situated in a small square close to War Memorial Park it is really magnificent. I have replaced my original image of the memorial as I was able to get other images a week later. (Images open in a new window/tab)

Still festooned with wreaths from Remembrance Day, it was designed by LF Roslyn, and erected at the London Road entrance to the park in 1923. It was Unveiled on 24 May 1923, 
Attended by: Maj Gen. J E B Seely. It is a grade II listed object. 

It can be described as “Bronze winged figure of victory with olive branch in raised left hand and laurel wreath in right hand. Figure surmounts bronze half-globe which in turn surmounts large stone plinth. Plinth bears bronze plaques on three sides with names of WW1 fallen. Further bronze plaques at base of plinth bear names of WW2 fallen. Whole set on four-stepped stone base in paved area. Cross carved into one side of plinth A square stone obelisk with a cast bronze figure of a woman on the top.” (https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/2203)

The memorial commemorates men who died in both world wars, 

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