In churchyard of St George's Church, Arreton, Isle of Wight, PO30 3AP
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IWM War Memorials Archive Record
Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 21701
English Heritage Listing Status
St George's Church is Grade I Listed. Since the War Memorial is sited within the curtilage, it is assumed that it is covered by the Listing.
Description and history
Dedicated 25 May 1920 at 3 p.m. by the Bishop of Southampton
Cost £216 2s 3d raised by public subscription
Architect : Mr Percy Stone
Built by : Mr Frank Cooper, Monumental Sculptor, Newport, Isle of Wight
and C H Butt, Builder, Apse Heath, Isle of Wight
From the Isle of Wight County Press, Saturday May 29th, 1920 :
"The design is purely Gothic : a slightly ornamental cross on a plain block die, with a two tier octagonal base, and circular foundation of Ventnor rag-stone.
The names of the fallen are carved on the stone in recessed panels on the die.
on a superimposed shield on the face of the cross are the words "Pro Patria" and a representation of the Hampshire rose. This is particularly appropriate as the names of the noble dead given below show that the great majority fought with battalions of the county regiment.
The monument stands 17 ft 6 in in height and forms a most pleasing and worthy memorial."
THE MEN OF ARRETON
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919
AND THOSE WHO FELL
1939 - 45
Others associated with Arreton not named on Memorial :
Page updated 6 October 2010 (added biographical information links for all entries)