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WORTHING WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2006

The Worthing War Memorial stands outside the Town Hall in Chapel Road and contains 660 surnames and initials. The Memorial includes most of the men from the Parishes of Broadwater, Durrington, West Tarring, Heene St. Pauls Church Memorial in Chapel Road and the Roman Catholic Church. Those men not included are mostly to be found under a separate entry for those Parishes. This entry does not claim to be a complete picture for Worthing as many men were not included originally, but the main memorial is now recorded for the First World War but not the Second World War which has a further 404 names. The First World War section of the memorial was unveiled on 11th April 1921 by Field-Marshal Sir William Robertson. It takes the form of a stone plinth on top of which is a soldier made from bronze holding a rifle in his left hand and his helmet aloft with his right hand, the base is covered with the debris of war. The plinth is surorunded by a low chain and has a wreath at the top of each face. The effigy of the soldier is the same figure that is used on the Chertsey, Ebbw Vale, Truro and King Edward Street Post office, London, memorials. The large volume of names has meant the transcription has been split over several pages. Use the links at the bottom of the page to see each section.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2006

OUR GLORIOUS DEAD
1914 - 1918
DUTY NOBLY DONE
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO FELL IN THE WAR
1939 - 1945

THIS MEMORIAL
WAS ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
RAISED THROUGH THE WORTHING GAZETTE
IT WAS UNVEILED BY
FIELD-MARSHAL SIR WILLIAM ROBERTSON BART GCB
ON 11TH APRIL 1921

1914-1918

Last updated 19 November, 2016

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