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HAWARDEN WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 and 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2008

The memorial is to be found at the road junction of Gladstone Way and The Highway, Hawarden. It takes the form of a large obelisk with a gabled apex, beneath which is an ogee headed moulded niche with crocketed finial and flanking decorative pilasters. The wall behind contains name panels. The site is elevated from the roadside reached by 8 steps. Inside the monument is a sculpted figure of Christ on the cross. There are 231 names for World War 1 and 105 for World War 2. The memorial was extensively restored in 1987-1988. The artist was Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and the memorial was uneviled by Henry N Gladstone 11th November 1920.

Photographs Copyright © Lesley Hitchins 2008

TO THE PRAISE OF GOD
AND IN THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF THE PARISH OF HAWARDEN
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM
A.D. 1914 - 1919
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
THIS MEMORIAL
HAS BEEN ERECTED BY
SUBSCRIBERS IN THE PARISH
OF HAWARDEN AND COMMITTED
BY THEM TO THE CUSTODY OF
THE PARISH COUNCIL, TO BE
PRESERVED INVIOLATE IN
PERPETUAL REMEMBRANCE
OF THE DEAD WHOSE NAMES
ARE RECORDED THEREON.
IT WAS UNVEILED BY
HENRY N. GLADSTONE ESQ
LORD LIEUTENENT OF FLINT
SHIRE ON SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 11TH 1920
GILBERT G SCOTT ARA ARCHITECT

This war memorial has yet to be transcribed for the names

Last updated 16 August, 2008

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