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CHELTENHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2014

The War Memorial stands on the Promenade, Cheltenham outside the Municipal Offices. It takes the form of an obelisk mounted on a two-stepped stone plinth with the inscription on the top step of the plinth, the names are listed on the plinth below. The memorial is mounted on a three stepped stone base within a paved area. There are carvinbgs at the bottom of the memorial including the twon coat of arms and wreath with reversed sword with the dates 1914-1919. There arem nearly 1,300 names for World War 1, 33 for World War 2, 7 for the Korean War, 1 for th Dhofar Rebellion 1962-76 and 1 for the Falklands Conflcit 1982. The memorial was first unveiled by General Sir Robert Fanshawe 1st October 1921; the masons were R L Boulton & Sons.

From old postcards

REMEMBER THE MEN OF CHELTENHAM WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR YOU
IN THE GREAT WAR OF 1914-1919. IF THEY WERE STRANGERS TO ONE ANOTHER
HERE IN THEIR COMMON HOME, THEY SERVED AND WROUGHT AND DIED IN MANY LANDS
NEAR AND FAR AS A BAND OF BROTHERS. LEARN FROM THEM SO AS TO LIVE AND DIE THAT,
WHEN YOU HAVE FOLLOWED THEM AND ARE NO MORE SEEN, YOU MAY, LIKE THEM, BE REMEMBERED AND REGRETTED

Still to be transcribed

Last updated 4 March, 2014

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