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Angel War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.595 / 53°35'42"N

Longitude: -0.6553 / 0°39'19"W

OS Eastings: 489096

OS Northings: 411782

OS Grid: SE890117

Mapcode National: GBR RVVW.X0

Mapcode Global: WHGG5.XW4V

Entry Name: Angel War Memorial

Listing Date: 16 September 2005

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1391399

English Heritage Legacy ID: 494325

Location: North Lincolnshire, DN15

County: North Lincolnshire

Electoral Ward/Division: Crosby and Park

Built-Up Area: Scunthorpe

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Crosby St George

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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Listing Text


1109/0/10010 FRODINGHAM ROAD
16-SEP-05 Angel War Memorial

II
First World War memorial. 1923. Stone mason A E Walters. White marble.
Angel with spread wings, head bowed, pointing to the sky with right hand and holding a laurel wreath in the left. Stands on square pedestal inscribed in black lettering on all sides.

Front has a relief carving including a flag, shield and laurel leaves framing the inscription:
"THE LAST DESPATCH"
DUTY DONE,
VICTORY WON,
NOW FOR PEACE
EVERY ONE
CARRY ON
Upon the plinth below is the mason's name A E Walters.

Right hand side has the inscription (Alfred Garrett added in 1925):
THE ROLL OF HONOUR
IN BEAUTY OF YOUTH BUOYANT, SERENE
THEY STEPPED FROM THE SCHOOL TO THE BATTLE SCENE
RICHARD DAVISON
ERNEST HORNSBY
GEORGE HUDSON
WILLIAM LANGTON
WALTER MARTIN
JACK RIMMINGTON
WILFRED SHORT
JOHN ROBINSON
113 OLD BOYS JOINED HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES
1914-1918
DOLCE ET DECORUM PRO PATRIA MORT
SIC ITUR ASTRA
ALFRED GARRETT

Rear has the inscription (added 1925):
OUR FATHERS
THEY HEARD THE CALL AND RUSHED TO FALL
A SACRICE FOR ALL
H BIRKETT A NORWOOD
J BOOTHBY E PITTAWAY
N BUDWORTH T POPPLE
JW BOWERS G ROBERTS
T W BOWDEN E W ROBINSON
J BYCROFT G H ROSE
C COOK W H RYLANCE
J COWAN W SELBY
D CUNNINGHAM C SHAW
J W COWLING L SISSONS
H E DANIELS G SIMMS
G CALVERT F E SELLERS
J DALE A H SELLERS
W H DYMOND F SILVESTER
J FORREST G W SMITH
C S FOSTER J W STANDERLINE
A FROST W STREETS
J FOWLER G E STURMAN
GA HALL W STOW
G HARLEY W SPRIGGS
T G HARPHAM A L WARD
F HARE A S WILSON
A HAVERCROFT W J WELTON
J HAVERCROFT W HARPER
A NEWSTEAD J J POGSON

Left hand side has the inscription (added 1925):
DURING THE GREAT WAR THE SCHOOL BOYS COLLECTED
WASTE MATERIALS ALL OVER THE DISTRICT, AND WITH
THE MONEY REALISED THEREFROM BOUGHT WAR SAVINGS
CERTIFICATES, WHICH IN 1923 WERE CONVERTED INTO THIS MONUMENT
AS A HUMBLE TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY
OF THE OLD BOYS OF THIS SCHOOL, AND OF ALL FROM
THIS PARISH, WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIFE DURING THE
WAR
G TAYLOR (INTER C.A. LOND) HEAD MASTER
"HIS UNWEARIED LABOURS HIS LIFETIME OF PURPOSE INSPIRED HIS
PUPILS TO ERECT THIS MEMORIAL."

Summary of Importance
There is a presumption in favour of listing all free standing war memorials. This example has additional special interest for the detailed inscriptions and the way in which funds were raised for its erection.

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 23 January 2017.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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