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WITNEY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
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The Witney War Memorial is to be found in the High Street, Witney. It takes the form of qa three-stepped plinth mounted on which is an octagonal pedestal stopped with a tapered shaft and market-style cross. The memorial is set within a small garden delimited by stone posts and chain link fence. There are 147 names listed for World War 1 and 32 for World War 2. The memorial cost £870 1s 3d, the designer was Mr Thomas Rayson and the builders Messrs. Axtell & Son; the memorial was unveiled 12 September 1920. The original plans for a Memorial Hospital to accompany the memorial were abandoned in 1919 due to a lack of funds. The funds raised were distributed between the Radcliffe Infirmary, Witney Nursing Association and Leys Recreation Ground.

Photograph from an old postcard

1914 - 1919
TO THE GLORIUS DEAD

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Last updated 6 March, 2014

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