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War Memorial 1914-1918

Gilbert Ledward & Ernest Prestwich
1923

Harrogate /  War Memorial 1914-1918   Harrogate /  War Memorial 1914-1918

Description

23 metres/75 ft. tall stone obelisk - the 'Pillar of Remembrance' - with a relief of a sword of sacrifice on two sides, and the coat of arms of Harrogate on the other sides. On two faces of the base is a relief representing the call to the arms in 1914 and Britannia draped the flag in 1918, on the two other faces have tablets with the names of the fallen.

Unveiled 1 September 1923 by the Earl of Harewood, Lord-Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire, in the presence of Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles.

The architect was Ernest Prestwich.

Harrogate - War Memorial 1914-1918
1914: the call to the arms
Harrogate - War Memorial 1914-1918
1918: Britannia holding out the laurel wreath of victory and a sword, with a dove of peace nearby

Harrogate - War Memorial 1914-1918
Coat of arms

Inscription(s)

On both sides:
our
GLORIOUS DEAD
1914-1918
1939-1945
(1938-1945 added later)

Added:
to all men who have given
their lives in war in the service of their country
in various hostilities since the second world war
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

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Location (N 53°59'33" - W 1°32'30")

Item Code: gbyh144; Photograph: 29 July 2019
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