Large war memorial. Central raised cenotaph surmounted by a stone casket and with relief panels on each face of the cenotaph depicting wartime scenes. Behind is a semi-circular wall bearing names of the fallen on bronze panels with the text THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE. The entrance is flanked by pedestals bearing sculpted figures representing seated Army Vickers gunner (left) and Royal Navy Lewis gunner (right).
The reliefs show:
- Ocean going warship in steam, with a zeppelin in the sky.
- Royal Navy sailors loading a gun.
- Marching soldiers with their bayoneted guns over their shoulders.
- Two warships moving towards a submarine.
At the front:
At the cenotaph:
to honour all those who died
SERVING THEIR COUNTRY in
times of peace or conflict
WE WILL REMEMBER
this memorial was erected
by public subscription
in honour of portsmouth's sons
who fell in the great war 1914-1918
councillor john timpson k.s.t., j.p.
this war memorial was unveiled by
FIELD-MARSHALL HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS
THE DUKE OF CONNAUGHT. K.G.
on the 19th october 1921.
At the center of the wall:
this stone was laid by
Mrs JOHN TIMPSON
on the 23th may 1921
|J.S. Gibson &|
this memorial was
erected by the
people of portsmovth
in provd and loving
memory of those
who in the gloriovs
morning of their days
for england's sake lost
all bvt england's praise
may light perpetval
shine vpon them
- Charles Sargeant Jagger (Kilnhurst, near Rotherham, Yorkshire, 1885 -1934),
British sculptor who, following active service in the First World War, sculpted many works on the theme of war
Sources & Information
Location N 50°47'53" W 1°5'33"
Item Code: gbse020; Photograph: 10 August 2015
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