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COLCHESTER WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2008

THe main, town, war memorial for Colchester is to be found outside Colchester Castle in the High Street, Colchester. The memorial takes the form of a three-stepped base surmounted by tall pedestal and a winged victory on an orb holding an inverted sword and laurel wreath. The memorial is flanked by figures of St. George standing on the dragon and Peace. Within the memorial is buried a casket with the names of the World War 1 dead within it. In 1922 a ceremony was held in Colchester, at which time the casket was deposited in the pedestal of the monument. The sculptor was Henry C Fehr. The memorial does not bear the names of any servicemen or women on its exterior.
The unveiling from an old postcard
and the memorial in isolation

TO THE
GLORIOUS
MEMORY
OF THE MEN
OF
COLCHESTER
WHO FELL IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 18

THEY STROVE FOR PEACE
THEY SERVED
FOR FREEDOM
THEY DIED TO LIVE

THE NAMES OF 1203 MEN OF COLCHESTER ARE INSCRIBED ON VELLUM
AND DISPLAYED INSIDE THE PRINCIPAL ENTRANCE AT THE TOWN HALL

AND TO HONOUR ALSO THOSE WHO WORKED SERVED
OR DIED IN THE FURTHER WAR OF 1939 - 1945

The members of the armed forces from Colchester
killed on duty or as a result of terrorist action
since the end of the Second World War.

Last updated 29 December, 2008
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