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Description: Weybridge War Memorial
Date Listed: 18 June 2015
Building ID: 1427261
OS Grid Reference: TQ0790464675
OS Grid Coordinates: 507904, 164675
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3709, -0.4512
Weybridge War Memorial is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impacts of world events on this community, and the sacrifices it made in the conflicts of the C20; * Architectural interest: as a handsome, finely-crafted, example with strong sculptural merit.
The memorial is of stone and takes the form of a square column on a two-stepped base, surmounted by a carved soldier standing at ease, his hands holding the barrel of his rifle, its butt resting by his feet. The column has an acanthus leaf capital, broken on each face by a shield with relief carvings representing the armed forces. Below the shields each face of the column bears a swagged laurel garland and on three sides the names of the fallen. The front face bears the inscription:
1914-1918 / IN MEMORY / OF THE MEN / OF / WEYBRIDGE / WHO GAVE / THEIR LIVES / IN THE / GREAT WAR / THEIR NAME / LIVETH / FOR EVERMORE
Towards the base of the column each face is carved with the inscription: '1939 – 1945', below which are names of the fallen of the Second World War. On the base of the column, on the front face, is carved 'Korea 1950 – 1954', followed by a single name.
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