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COWES WAR MEMORIAL

Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2010

The Cowes memorial takes the form of a partially destroyed cenotaph. Originally the memorial stood in the High Street, Cowes, at the junction with Market Hill but suffered damage from bombing during World War 2, 4th-5th May 1942, and was re-erected at Northwood House, Cowes, without being restored. It was orginally unveiled by Major-general J E B Seely on 30th March 1921. The memorial was made friom Cornish granite and was originally 13 feet high with the names cast on bronze tablets affixed to it. A list of names that were originally affixed can be found in reports of the unveiling and dedication ceremony.

Photograph from an old postcard

The original inscription read:

PRO PATRIA IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF THE MEN BELONGING
TO THIS TOWN WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918. GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS.

The current inscription reads:

1914 - 1918         1939 - 1945

THIS MEMORIAL, ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF THE
RESIDENTS OF COWES WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918, STOOD AT THE JUNCTION OF HIGH
STREET AND MARKET HILL AND WAS SEVERELY DAMAGED
IN AN AIR RAID ON THE NIGHT OF THE 4TH-5TH MAY 1942
IN THE WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945

RE-ERECTED AS A MEMORIAL OF THE TWO WARS AND TO
THE MEMORY OF ALL WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
IN DEFENCE OF THEIR COUNTRY

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Last updated 26 June, 2010

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