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Great Britain
Colchester
Essex

East of England

Cowdray Crescent

War Memorial

Henry C. Fehr
Fonderia Bronzi Scanziani (Milano)
1919

Colchester /  War Memorial   Colchester /  War Memorial

Description

Over 28ft tall monument made from fine Whitbed Portland stone and granite. A three-stepped base is surmounted by tall pedestal and a winged victory on an orb holding an inverted sword and laurel wreath. The memorial is flanked by figures of
  1. St. George standing in armour on the dragon's head.
  2. Peace, a women with a dove.

Colchester - War Memorial
St. George
Colchester - War Memorial
Peace

Inscription(s)

TO THE
GLORIOVS
MEMORY
OF THE MEN
OF
COLCHESTER
WHO FELL IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 18

they strove for peace
they served
for freedom
they died to live

TO THE
HONOVR
OF THE
MEN & WOMEN
OF
COLCHESTER
WHO STOOD FOR
KING & COVNTRY
& BEARING ARMS
OR BY THEIR WORK
HELPED TO WIN
THE WAR
1914 - 18

thanks to god
who gave vs the
victory

the names of 1263 men of colchester
here commemorated are inscribed
on vellum and displayed inside the
principal entrance at the town hall

To members of the armed forces from Colchester
killed on duty or as a result of terrorist action
since the end of the Second World War.

and to honour also
of those who worked served
and died in the further war of
1939 - 1945

Signature

Hy.C. FEHR
foundry's art | scanziani | milan - italy

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°53'23" E 0°54'14"

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