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Latitude: 51.3709 / 51°22'15"N
Longitude: -0.4512 / 0°27'4"W
OS Eastings: 507904
OS Northings: 164675
OS Grid: TQ079646
Mapcode National: GBR 2B.JWK
Mapcode Global: VHFTY.4S9Y
Entry Name: Weybridge War Memorial
Listing Date: 18 June 2015
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1427261
Location: Elmbridge, Surrey, KT13
Electoral Ward/Division: Weybridge Riverside
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Weybridge
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey
Church of England Parish: Weybridge
Church of England Diocese: Guildford
War memorial dedicated to the men of Weybridge who fell during the First World War, and in subsequent conflicts.
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.
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, 5 December 2016.
Weybridge War Memorial was erected to commemorate the men of Weybridge who fell in the First World War. Names of those who fell in the Second World War and the Korean War have been added. The architect was J Hatchard Smith (1853-1936) and the sculptor was R L Boulton and Sons; the memorial was unveiled on the 24 March 1923.
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.
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