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World War I Memorial

J.L. Watts
1920

Coggeshall /  World War I Memorial   Coggeshall /  World War I Memorial

Description

Bronze sculpture of Victory standing on an orb, holding aloft a wreath and trumpet. The names of 79 servicemen who died during the First World War are inscribed on the front face of the plinth.
The memorial was unveiled by Major-General Sir C D Shute KCB, KCMG, and dedicated by the Bishop of Thetford, Dr Bowers (one-time Curate of Coggeshall), on 5 September 1920 at an ecumenical service.
The monument was designed and executed by Messrs L J Watts Ltd, monumental masons of Colchester. The sculptor and foundry of the bronze figure are unknown. However, it has similarities with winged female figures by, for example, H.C. Fehr. Fehr was responsible for the bronze Victory at the nearby Colchester War Memorial, also erected by L.J. Watts Ltd, in 1923.

Inscription(s)

this monument was erected, and the ground
purchased by public subscription, as a
thank-offering for victory, and in ever loving
memory of the men of great and little coggeshall,
who fell in the great war, 1914 – 1918
The rear of the plinth bears the Second World War inscription:
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF GREAT AND LITTLE COGGESHALL WHO FELL IN THE WORLD WAR 1939 – 1945. (20 names) (no photograph).

Coggeshall - World War I Memorial

Memorial - list of names

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Locatie (N 51°52'17" - E 0°41'29") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: gbee103; Photograph: 17 March 2019
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